Friday, September 30, 2011

What's new in my studio?

New lampwork bead sets are ready to be listed on etsy.   

I've been working with special raku clay that has been infused with kyanite, and these pieces will be fired using ancient traditional Japanese raku firing methods at the end of October. I am so excited to see how these turn out! I've created my own line of "signature" pendants and large focal beads and links...more to come later in October.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bead Soup.

If you haven't checked this out, you must!  It's a great group of jewelry making gals who send each other a package of bead soup goodies, and then create something fabulous.  You don't know what you're going to get!  I have a wonderful local customer named Kristy Abner  from who was nice enough to tell me all about this.  So of course I signed up immediately!

Here's the link:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Show Schedule

This is the remainder of my show schedule for 2011.  I am in the process of setting up my show schedule for 2012.

SHOW SCHEDULE FOR 2011- more details to come as the dates approach.
(I will bring my complete inventory including artisan sterling silver to all of these.  Shows marked with an ** are lampwork bead shows only. )
 Allybeads Lampwork Bead Trunk Show for, Milford, Ohio ( I won't be there personally, I will be at the Bead Street USA show, but I am sending a couple of trays of lampwork beads.  The remaining inventory will be in Sharonville.)

Bead Street USA, Sharonville Convention Center for Rock Candy Beads LLC

 Pink Flamingo, Columbus, Ohio for

**NOVEMBER 17, 18, 27, Dayton Ohio Kettering Tower Lampwork/Jewelry Show for

**DECEMBER 1, 2 Dayton Ohio 40 W 4th St. Lampwork/Jewelry Show for

DECEMBER 9-11, Gem Street USA, Sharonville, Ohio for Rock Candy Beads LLC

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some of my favorite links...

Some of my favorite links: - If you haven't checked out this site for inspiration, you need to!  I sell many of the same kinds of gemstone beads used in their jewelry, and quite honestly, my beads are better quality!  Make your own jewelry for a fraction of the price!

and of course or sells the silver!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's Summer 2010!!

And too long since I last posted on my blog!  I'm so sorry about that!

Here's what's new and changing:
1.  Focusing on rare and exotic gemstone beads.
2.  I started making jewelry and opened up an etsy jewelry shop: .
3.  I am creating my own sterling silver links and beads handmade by the art of lost wax casting. This process moves along slowly...nothing new in the direct future, but look for more this fall.
4.   I'll be introducing and listing Zoa Arts handmade shibuichi components to both my website and my etsy this summer!  If you need any of these pieces now, feel free to email me at
5.  Two big buying trips planned in July and August! 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lots of New Items For Spring!

After several buying trips, I'm thrilled to have lots of new turquoise, rare and exotic beads that have all been hand selected by me for my customers!

In addition, I am having a sale at on all artisan metal components!  Be sure to visit my website so that you can have first pick over all of the artisan sterling silver, artisan shibuichi and artisan bronze components!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Sterling Silver

Ask any of my customers, and they will tell you that I LOVE specialty patinas!  I just received a shipment of new chain am in the process of listing it on etsy and my website.  I was able to get some spectacular colors during the oxidation process.  All of my chains and findings are oxidized by me.  Make sure to check them out!