Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Bead Affaire - the Best Bead Show in Town!!

Bead Lovers!  Come join the fun at Beadesigners International’s Annual Bead Affaire, October 21st, in Watetown MA!

Louise Erskine and I will be selling our handmade glass beads and finished work created using our glass beads.  

BDI Bead Affaire - Beadesigner - Bead Affaire

October 21st, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm

Armenian Cultural Center
47 Nichols Ave
Watertown, MA

Admission: $6

Printable $1 Discount Coupon:  Beadesigner- Bead Affaire - Discount Coupon

Goddess - Pate de Verre  
Alaskan Northern Lights Glaciers   - Lampwork

Sea and Sky - Lampwork

 I have recently been inspired to work with Fusing Dichroic Glass 

Ripples - Fused Dichroic 
Fireworks - Fused Dichroic
Hummingbirds - Fused Dichroic
Impressionism - Fused Dichroic

Monday, October 9, 2017

Upcoming Show: Applefest at Wachusett Mountain - October 14th & 15th !!!

Hello Friends!

Louise Erskine and I are excited to be selling our handmade glass art at APPLEFEST this weekend at Wachusett Mountain, in Princeton, MA.

We will have an assortment of Flameworked, Fused and Slumped Glass Art that we've handcrafted ourselves; work for the home and personal adornment…

Some of the items we will have for sale are: 

Jewelry, Ornaments, Sun Catchers, Bowls, Wind Chimes, Bookmarks, Key Chains, Scissor Fobs, Hair Sticks, Appetizer Trays, Candy Dishes, Spoon Rests, Tic-Tac-Toe games and much more!!

We will be indoors in the Main Lodge.

October 14-15, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm

Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, MA

Adults (12yr and up)
$11 Advance, $14 Door

Children 6-12
$6 Advance, $9 Door
*Children 5 & under are FREE
(… more ticketing and event information on their website)

Examples of work that will be available for sale:

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Beads on the Trail - 2017

Hello Friends,  

Set of 5 Beads I created for the "Beads on the Trail - 2017" Project
I joined in on a special bead adventure that I'd like to share with you: Beads on the Trail 2017. There was a call for beads to support children with cancer or serious illness. These beads are to travel with mushers on the 1000 mile long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Each artist who signed up for the challenge made a set of 5 Alaskan themed beads.  At the end of the race, one bead will be kept by the musher and the other 4 beads will be used to raise money for BOC and go to the children in the BOC program.  Below are pictures of the beads that I created and sent along to Alaska. 

Being a part of this event has added to an awakening I’ve been feeling lately. The need to be an advocate, to help others; that this life is precious, and I need to focus on what matters most to me.  Helping others has always been at the core of who I am, it brings me life.  Sometimes I get lost, but re-awakening is humbling and refreshing.
Beads on the Trail 2017 is organized by Beads of Courage (BOC) with the help of Artmosphere Studio, the goal of this annual event is to connect Alaska's Last Great Race (Iditarod) with the kids in the Beads of Courage program, who are in a race for their lives. Mushers share the strength and courage they need for Iditarod in honor of the children who will receive the beads they carry on the 1000 mile long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  

Beads of Courage has a unique goal; they are a non-profit group that supports children with cancer or serious illnesses and their families. BOC acknowledges each treatment undergone by a child by giving them a bead.  Each child’s bead collection grows and represents badges of courage and honors the wars they are fighting with their illnesses; fighting for their lives.  To learn more about Beads of Courage:
Artmosphere Studio, in Anchorage Alaska, is a shared working studio space.  They are open for classes and special events by appointment. Artmosphere Studio is working with Beads of Courage in 2017 to send beads on the Iditarod Trail for the 6th time.    

Also volunteering and helping with the organization of this event are the Hot Headed Honeys:   Alaska’s first co-op of lampwork artists dedicated to promoting lampwork art and artists in Alaska and providing creative and business resources to  co-op members.  
The Iditarod:A race covering 1000 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams.  Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod. A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska.  The race starts in Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast.”  This year's race starts on March 4th.  To learn more about the Iditarod: