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Monday, November 30, 2009

November Ravens

I can't believe that November is almost over! Christmas is just around the corner and thankfully the snow is holding out for a bit. The sun is shining today and it's a beautiful warm day. Last year at this time we had mountains of snow! I'll keep my fingers crossed that we get this good weather a little longer....

Lately I've been out of the studio and focusing on getting my next two tutorials finished. I am releasing my new Landscape Raven Tutorial in the next week or so and my Honeybee tutorial will be released mid-December. These tutorials are coinciding with two magazines and I will write more about that when they hit the newsstands. Lots of exciting news!
In the meantime, here are some more ravens in the shop today - these two have gotten the last red berries of the season and are looking rather delighted with their finds!

Stay tuned for more new beads this week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Only 6 Weeks until Christmas!

Ok, so six weeks and a day......where oh where did this year go? It seems to have just flown by! Yesterday was such a warm and sunny day it was hard to believe it was the middle of November. Even though the snow is (thankfully) holding out for a bit, I'm still getting into the Christmas spirit! I've relisted some of my most popular made-to-order sets and focals in the richest red....just perfect for your holiday designs and those special people on your gift list!

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I've discovered Twitter!

After much resistance to yet another social media hype, I finally took the plunge to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I have to say I get why it's so popular! It's not only fun to follow the celebs who tweet, but also I get the scoop on the newest beads, findings and jewelry as soon as it's listed. It's sweet to tweet! So, if you care to follow me down the rabbit hole, you can access my Tweets here;
I'll be posting about new beads (of course!), studio news and other tidbits from my life (however boring it may be!)

Now on to more *ahem* serious matters.....beads! I have a new Friesian focal available today - this one has the kindest expression and the long curly mane these horses are famous for. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Just Horsin' Around in the Studio!

Even though the weather is dreary and that usually curbs my creative enthusiasm, I've been enjoying some time in the studio and having a little playtime as of late! Here are the results; two sculpted horse cameos in soft shades of grey. These dappled dandies are ready to be taken home and showered with love and affection (and maybe an apple or two!). Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Winter Ravens

While most people lament the end of summer, I am inspired by the crispness in the fall air and look forward to winter! I grew up on Silver Star Mountain in the interior of BC and one of my favorite things was to watch the magnificent trees turn color then see their stark beauty as their leaves blew away in the wind. There was always something magical about how the first frost clung to the trees in the early mornings and I loved it when the snow would start to fall and dust the ground like icing sugar.

I have just listed some new ravens that are inspired by the beauty of British Columbia in the winter. Stark landscapes of silvered pines covered in frost, bright full moons that illuminate the snow covered ground and of course, my ever present ravens strutting their stuff and claiming the last berries of the season!

More landscapes and other surprises to come this week so I hope you'll check in again soon! Have a great week!