Monday, July 20, 2009


This is for all my new found friends on Wild Earth, Zap Live and Hornby Island. I knew not one thing about eagles before I started watching the Hornby nest, through all of you all I have learned so much about these amazing birds. The other day the camera was down and I went to my studio and made this necklace to remember these past few months watching our little Hope. Thank you for all the information and laughs while lurking or participating in the chats. She will be fledging in the next few days and then what will we do?

Monday, July 13, 2009

2nd Year In a Row

Do you want all the best patterns out of Bead & Button magazine but don't want to buy all the issues?? Each year Bead & Button picks the best projects of the year and puts them into one really nice hard back book and guess who made it in for the 2nd year?? It's really a great way to have all the best projects at your fingertips ... get a copy of your own; it's on sale now at all the bookstores.

Friday, July 3, 2009


All the pages of my blog are now open. That doesn't mean they are finished in any way; I will be adding to them weekly.
I hope the new format will help you find whatever you are looking for faster.
This first page, is my main blog & it will keep you updated on general Beadmetaler stuff.
The classes page will be dedicated to all past and present classes. I had a request to put the supply lists with the class schedule and I think the new format is really great. If you click on the button at the bottom of the slide show while it is in motion you will bring the project photos to full view, I think this will be most helpful when trying to figure out where I am using certain beads.
My jewelry page will be a big undertaking, I am going to try to put as many photos of jewelry as I can .... think of it as your inspiration page.
Currently on the shopping page I have my Esty site and Art Fire site listed and will be adding to them as soon as I can get around to it.
Cool Stuff page is where I will share all the "cool stuff" I have found or stuff we have used in class. I will also have the vendors and the links to them on the right hand side of this page.
Last but not least is my personal blog: La-dee-dah- day - keep in touch with what I am doing when I am not creating jewelry.