Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It is a wet and windy spring day. Cold enough to turn on the heater! I have spent the morning in the studio making earrings and contemplating the warmer days so I can get to my other metal and glass studio and do some new work. It has been way too long since I have been out there. I need to do some rearranging and put up some shelves too. Summer will bring on new studio adventures!


I love this picture of Kathy. She is officially retired but we keep drawing her in to both the bead shop and the yarn store. She has become quite an accomplished knitter, by the way. Last Sunday she crimped off and priced the new collection of daggers into the shop. These are the new Laser Tattoo daggers with awesome patterns on each little spike. The surface is like velvet in your fingers and how the tiny patterns are placed on the daggers must be magic! We have some that have flowers and leaves on them and some that look like peacock feathers and best of all, some that are lined as if they were an insect's wings! Those are my personal favorite. Anyhow, I think this picture of Kath in her red shirt with the long length of daggers against her, is very artistic.


And then, there are these beads. part of the Picasso finished seed bead collection we have in from the Czech republic. This color palette is a favorite. They can be incorporated into your bead work or strung on elastic to make an armload of stretchy bracelets. Perfect for the shorter sleeve weather coming up!

Just a reminder, we are keeping our new BEAD SHOP ANNEX room open by appointment, or you can ask to see it if there are two of us in the shop. The Annex is in the classroom upstairs from the bead shop and features a trunk show of gems, jewelry, artwork, sculpture, scarves and found objects and treasures. All at discounted prices. The room will be open for first Saturday Gallery Walks too from 5:30 to 8:00 ish. Like my ad says, " You have to see the selection to believe it. "
xo, Lois


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Tucson Treasures & Beyond



It has already been a year, a wonderful year filled with bead adventures and lots of friendship. I have been creating as usual in the studio so my charms are abundant. I am painting and drawing and making jewelry and so much more. It is a good life and a fun living.

The event coming up at the shop is our annual trunk show and sale. Beads from everywhere, picked up in my travels and from my personal lifelong collection will be on sale and display. Prices are discounted and we will be paying your sales tax.

The date is set, MARCH 29th form 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the bead shop's upstairs classroom at 940 Water Street in Port Townsend.

Merchandise will remain on display and for sale for a couple more weeks so stop by the shop, we are open 11 - 5 ish daily and of course, you can call for an appointment at 360-385-6131.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

I wrote a lovely post last night which as totally disappeared. Where do things go that you so diligently post on the internet? Is there a large  accumulated junk yard somewhere out there in the great voids of cyberspace? I am not at all sure there is not.

In any event, Happy New Year! Doesn't it feel great to have a fresh start, a new outlook, a chance to begin again? I have so many plans and ideas racing around in my head!
Drawings, paintings, charms, knitting - every minute seems like an explosive new idea arrives in my brain. I am excited to see what I can accomplish this year. How about you?
These are a few of the quotes I have saved on my desktop. I thought I would share them with you in lieu of all the other things I want to post here. Stay tuned. The ride is just beginning. Keep your arms and legs inside the life mobile and here we go!

Monday, November 13, 2017

This is a test. Only a test. Do not be alarmed. I am trying to post to the correct blog and not my yarn blog. I will let you know how it goes. Sometimes when I am working on line, I feel like a total neanderthal and can not go the way I want to travel. If only computers had been in use when I was a kid so very long ago! Much love, Lois

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

So this has been summer. There has been sun, lots of sun and heat, way more than I like. Time has flown by and I moved from one day to the next, from one project to the next; never forgetting to do over and over, the jewelry that customers love. I spent time thinking, drawing, making, knitting. I had awesome visits with old friends and quick rendezvous with new friends. Plants grew, a tree came down and a new one planted in its place. Always a dreamer, this little tree, like me, will grow into s strong, straight one giving so much to those who come to love it.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Crazy night! Trying to post and make sense of my blogs has not only pushed me to the very edge of irritation but now I realize I meant to go to bed at least an hour ago! Argh! How is a girl supposed to find her creative muse when she is over tired?

Anyhow, until i find my footing again, here is a sweet recent picture of the Marvelous Maia and Astonishing Abagail. My favorite girls. Sweet dreams.