Sunday, October 6, 2019

Come Join the Fun! It’s Time for the Bead Affaire in Watertown, MA! October 19th, 2019

Hello Fellow Bead Lovers!

Louise Erskine and I will be selling glass beads, beaded objects and all kinds of glass goodies at the Bead Affaire in Watertown, MA.

Come join us for a day of fun and beautiful beads! There is an amazing cast of Vendors!    

41st Annual Bead Affaire 

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 am to 5 pm

Admission $6.00

The Armenian Cultural Center
47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA

We hope to see you there!!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

A Pleasant Surprise!

Hi Friends,

I wanted to share with you a beautiful necklace created by Priscilla Beadle, and a story that touched my heart. The necklace she created includes one of my heart beads along with several Venetian blown glass beads. Priscilla has a wonderful blog, that I’ve found addictive and would love to turn you on to. I check often to see if there is a new post, sharing her newest creative designs.

The Nightingale's Eye, Created by Priscilla Beadle
Priscilla creates a piece of art from her collection of beads and then weaves a story around the piece. Her process of choosing a name for each piece is a unique technique that is a great story in-and-of itself!
When I visited her blog this month I was tickled and thrilled. I saw the new necklace and earrings, including one of my glass heart beads, and then I read on…

The name of this piece is Nightingale’s Eye, and the tale of the nightingale that Priscilla tells has such a wonderful and powerful meaning for me.
Reading her post left me stunned, literally stopped in my tracks.

The CliffsNotes version…

I am grieving the loss of my sister, Darlene, and have many sad days. As part of my healing process, I have been making heart beads, bi-color with a twist combining both halves, symbolizing an unending love between two people.
Seeing Priscilla including one of my heart beads in her necklace design; the tale of the nightingale, traveling to a village and “hearing only sad songs, sang its own song to cheer them up;” and BOOM…
The striking and beautiful combination of ingredients in Priscilla’s necklace… my heart bead… the tale of sadness… the nightingale’s cheerful song…
The nightingale cheered me up too!!  Thank you Priscilla Beadle!
It is so personal to me and poignant for where I am in my life right now. I think Priscilla must be psychic!

I met Priscilla at the wonderful Bead Affaire show in Watertown, MA. The show is sponsored by Beadesigner International, held annually in October.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Glass Art & Bead Extravaganza is Coming! April 13th, in Marlboro MA

Hello Glassy and Bead Friends,

I wanted to let you know that I will be participating in the Glass Art and Bead Extravaganza show on April 13th, sponsored by the New England Chapter of the ISGB. I will be selling my glass beads, fused dichroic cabs & pendants and beaded objects.  The show has moved back to its earlier location at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Marlboro, MA.  Another nice change is that there is no admission fee, show is now FREE to attend!  Look forward to saying ‘hello’ and seeing you at the show.

Show Information:
Holiday Inn and Suites
265 Lakeside Ave
Marlboro, MA

April 13th, 2019 from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission is FREE

Heart Memorial Bead made with Darlene's ashes

This past year has been a roll coaster ride of emotions. Sitting in front of my torch has been a blessing, a place of peace and serenity. I have been making Heart Beads to channel healing energy into the remembrance of my sister Darlene, who I lost last year to a Heroin/Fentanyl overdose.


Saying Good-bye to Dee at her Celebration of Life