Saturday, May 14, 2011


I'm getting ready for the Bead & Button Show that's coming up rather quickly (June 10-12)... but next on my agenda is Art-a-Whirl next weekend!!

May 20th-22nd, Friday-Sunday
Northeast Minneapolis Art-a-Whirl Open Studio & Gallery Tour. Over 500 artists open their studios & galleries to the public for the largest tour in the US! 

I will be showcasing my work as well as demonstrating glass beadmaking along with my local ISGB chapter, Star of the North Glassworkers, at:

FOCI / Minnesota Center for Glass Arts (click link for more info)
Glassblowing demonstrations all weekend, FOOD, live music & entertainment & an open gallery full of new glass art from a variety of local glass artists. 

2010 E. Hennepin Ave. 
Building #10
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(watch for sign on right, turn in @ sign & drive all the way behind the buildings on your left...FOCI is on the back side of the building)

Friday: 5-10pm
Saturday: noon-8pm
Sunday: noon-5pm

There will be nonstop glass beadmaking demos from the group.
   I will demo, tentatively:
      Friday: 5:15, 7:15, 9:00
      Saturday: 1:15, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45
      Sunday: 1:15, 2:45, 4:15
I hope you will stop by to see me in action!

Here's a coupon for 20% off any ONE item at Art-a-Whirl. 
Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Just thought I'd take a minute to check in... finally! :o)

The Art Glass & Bead Show in Madison was FANTASTIC!! I was blown away w/ how well it went. Yay. I'm sure the fact that I did the Challenge bead helped! It was so much fun seeing what the challengers created... wonderful works of art!! There were 2 winners.... the Popular Vote & the Technical Vote. The Popular winner, a hat, was picked by the shoppers, the Technical winner, a necklace, was picked by the vendors. To see the winners & all of the participants creations, you can go to the show's website... here are a few pictures of the winners... (click for enlarged view)

Fabulous, huh??

I've been busy getting things together for The Bead & Button Show, coming up in early June. I've been having fun making some new bead styles that have large holes to be worn on European style necklaces (which I happen to make, too!)...
Fabulous, huh?? Such a fun picture.

Been busy making tons of acorns, too, of course. Don't know if I've shown you my new MICRO size... they're pretty tiny. Here's a few...
There's a big possibility that I'll be partaking in a huge Minneapolis art crawl, called Art-a-Whirl. My lampworking group, Star of the North Glassworkers, are going to be selling & demonstrating @ FOCI, Minnesota Center for Glass Arts the entire weekend of May 20-22... 5pm-10pm on Friday, noon-8pm on Saturday & noon-5pm on Sunday. I'll definitely be there... not sure if I'll be selling (so much to do for B&B!), but I'll be there helping out & demonstrating. Hope those of you in the area will come by to see what's happening. There will be glassblowing demos going on all weekend, too!! It'll be a HOT time! :o)

Something else to show you. I just did a wedding cake serving set for a customer...LOVE how they turned out...

So.... that's it for now! I'm busy making a bracelet for my sweet niece's first communion.

Till next time....
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