Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have been collecting vintage chandelier glass/prisms and making necklaces. Here is one of them.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Snowy Days

I have been snowed in since Christmas Day. I have taken advantage of this time to sort through beads and I made this necklace yesterday. I am enjoying this snowy time. I have my gingerbread scented candles burning, some wonderful tea brewing and I am surrounded by beads and furry family!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ocean Goddess

ocean washed stone from pacific shores area, woven into necklace.

Friday, November 6, 2009


My new cabinet filled with rocks and crystals and other treasures......... :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Mini Rattle

Mini Rattle made with antique mother of pearl button and 7 pieces of turquoise inside to make the rattle.

Monday, October 26, 2009

more boxes and treasures

A few more of my boxes with treasures.......... this one will be used to also hold found feathers.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


It's been raining here and I got out some of my new beads. I made the trade bead bracelet with a "bird skull" made from polymer clay and I made a feather bundle. hooray for rainy days!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

antique bottle, trade beads and peyote stitch

Here is an antique bottle, complete with air bubbles and iridescence from age, made into a necklace with trade beads and peyote stitching.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

more wands

I finished these two wands, the larger one took about 8 hours from start to finish. that one has a very pretty rutile quartz point. the rutile is a gorgeous golden. this one is my "harvest goddess" wand. i really am in the autumn mood, my colors are really reflecting it. there is the little goddess bead and then some leaves and flowers, in the dangles.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

two more small wands

Two more smaller wands, i need to bead the larger one next. I just can't decide on the colors.....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I have always collected boxes. I love that they are capable of holding precious things. I made these ( just painted and decorated) to hold and carry my crafts to and from the Fall Festival. I am also in the process of putting together a special box, one that will hold sacred things ( at least sacred to me). Some of the contents will be gathered things and others will be things I have made. I am enjoying this project! (will post a pic when completed)

Monday, August 31, 2009

craft area

Well I needed to reorganize my craft area. I found an old chicken nester and decided to use it as a shelving system and put some of my inspirations on it. So now I am surrounded by art made by friends, natures gifts and my beads and paints and other craft supplies. (even some books and really cool tarot cards)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

meditation wand

I wanted to post a picture of this wand that i finished last night. the colors remind me of the fall season. i also am very happy to have found a source for shed antlers.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I had the pleasure and honor to have known Maggie Roe and to have called her my friend. Maggie passed away away a few years ago, but her memory and spirit live on in me everyday. I surround myself with her creations. I never pack her jewelry away, it is in view all the time when i am not wearing it. Lately i also find that it has brought me a great source of comfort. Maybe because it takes me back to a happy place in time, of being out in the beautiful and spiritual spaces of Washington. Or maybe it is because there is part of Maggie's spirit in every thing she made. Maggie's jewelry is made from fossilized walrus ivory, trade beads and various bits and pieces of nature's gifts that she would find during her hikes on the beaches of Wa. These pieces are either carved or scrimshawed (or sometimes both). I have also pictured some of her carved rocks and the eagle is carved from found beached whale bone. Maggie was also a wonderful artist and did paintings and drawings. I will feature her artwork in my next post. Maggie's art helps to make my home a cozy place to be...............................

Friday, August 14, 2009

meditation wand

I just finished this one. it is abalone and quartz crystal with traditional peyote beading.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

busy busy

i have been busy crafting. it is something that brings me joy, i love playing with beads and crystals. i found some vintage keys and weaved a necklace around them, as well as a piece of russian jade. next i am working on some peyote beaded crystal wands.

Monday, August 3, 2009

getting ready for Fall Festival

I am so excited because I am going to have a table at a fall festival in "The Vintage Gardens". I haven't sold my creations in ages. I mostly just give them away, so this will be interesting for me. I have been busy making my goddess and day of the dead stretch bracelets. Here, I have pictured my buddha necklace and one of my crystal fetishes that I just finished. I hope to get a variety of necklaces, bracelets, fetishes and wands to display. It's wonderful to feel creative again.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

crystals and such

I have been taking my crystals out and playing with them. These always bring me joy. This is just a minute sampling of some. My favorite is the one on the metal axis. This crystal spins around on it's little stand. It is also a perfect and very clear crystal. Greg got it for me in a quaint little gallery in Startup WA. My other favorite is the huge herkimer diamond sitting in the "tree mushroom" bowl. That was my first crystal ever and it was given to me by Bill. He was a Cherokee elder and he taught me how to do peyote beading, as well as lessons on crystals and much more. He was 90 years old when he taught me. At 90, he was still lead dancer at the pow wows,............... a great man.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Parrish Relics

Here's some more art that I am surrounded by every day that helps to make my place my sanctuary. These are some beautiful necklaces by Parrish Relics. My favorites right now are the stained glass necklaces. These are all hand made and always bring a magical feeling when worn. and

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I want to show some of the art i own that was created by Merle. She is so talented and her art just brings me happiness. I love being surrounded by it. I have shown some of her prints that are on blocks and ready to hang, there are several necklaces, (fairy dust vial, customized initial, and the gorgeous fairy necklace). Then there is the portrait that she painted of my four cats, i really love that one. you can find her at and as well as