Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spring Bugs

Spring is on our doorstep.
The girls were collecting pill bugs.
I could not resist.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Test Tube Vases

Test tube vases. I have spring fever. These are about 4" tall. Perfect for all of those single dandelions my little one picks for me.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Easy Beads

I call these "easy beads." They are just slices from a cane made with a clay extruder.


How BEAUTIFUL ! My oldest daughter's middle name is Rose. My honey bought me these for no particular reason.
That is the best reason of all.
Thanks "honey."

Friday, March 9, 2007

I.D. Badge Reel

I.d. Badge Reel. My cute husband works at a hospital. Lots of badges at a hospital.

Thanks to everyone who has one of mine.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Bee Card Couch

I made this card couch for one of my favorite customers, Rod from Mass. He owns a pest control company and is one of the nicest people I've met. He has helped promote my bugs. He keeps bees.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Swirl Squared

I made this yesterday.

The swirl beads are inspired by Barbara Fajardo.

Her swirl beads are gorgeous. I squared my beads then made a double needle tool to Peirce the holes. I will get a picture of my needle tool up eventually. Necessity really is the mother of invention.

Sunday, March 4, 2007


These are so shiny. Like a dish of sweets.

Saturday, March 3, 2007


These were inspired by a bad case of "spring fever".

Garden Bead

This bead was made with floral "canes" wrapped in translucent clay then applied to the bead base. I then sanded and buffed it to a glass like sheen.
Lovely and fun to hold. Very smooth.

Tart Apples

I also learned how to make these cute apples from Angie Scarrs book on miniature food.
My husband likes the green apples. He does not have pierced ears.

Vitamin C

If you love your fruits then this is a good choice.

I learned how to make these cute citrus fruits from a book by

Angie Scarr titled "Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls". What a fun book! I especially like her miniature cheeses. I like food so I pretty much liked all of the pages.

Color beads

Love these colorful beads. My 4 year old thinks they look "good to eat." She has not tried any however, the dog has. I have not noticed any ill effects yet.

Bug Earrings

So tiny and cute.

Fruit Flies

Citrus fruit fly.
Melon fruit fly.


Butterfly pins.

Bug Ring

I'm not much of a ring person but my daughter likes this one.


Pest Control Technology article on my bugs.

Bumble Bee

My favorite Bumble Bee.

I took this picture out in the snow and it looks like he is on a cloud. I love it!

Be Mine

Be Mine. Aspic cutter beads and sterling spacer beads. My daughters English teacher owns this beauty.

Aspic cutter beads

I love the cute shapes of these beads. I don't know what aspic is but I love the cutters for it. Each bead is hand sanded and buffed. Delicious!