Flying Ace - Guinea Pig Paperweight

Move over Red Baron, there's a new aviator in town.  Ace is geared up to fly loop-d-loops in his barnstormer's cap and goggles... maybe even dust some crops!

Blown Hollow Demo Tonight

Looking forward to class tonight. We will be working on blown hollows. Bring your puffy mandrels and favorite glass. Shards optional.

Tonight's Class Topic: Acorns

When I think of Autumn, acorns come to mind.  The seed which has the potential to become a mighty oak.  Growing into a grand tree, rising above the horizon.  Lofty and strong, the boughs may someday support a treehouse or anchor a swing.  A safe haven where imaginations roam free.  As a child, I napped on the branches of a mighty oak.  My true respite from the world.

Fur Seal

Maybe it is time to cut back on episodes of Planet Earth.  The influence has my mind reeling with a menagerie of animal designs. 

Fritz, a black and tan Dachshund

 Fritz is snuggled up for his mid-morning nap.  The little guy sporting a red collar. 
Softly etched, the Dachshund bead features Thompson Enamels.  What a sweet little guy!

Early Bird Registration

Early Bird registration begins on December 4th.  "FROSTY" is the discount code.  The code is good for 10% off of up to two classes, not for use on workshops or camps.  Code is only valid during the first week of registration.  Expires December 11, 2015.


Kooter and his alfalfa flavor saver, in honor of Movember. The time of year when a band of perfectly ordinary men take on the challenge to grow a mustache for charity in a bid to raise awareness about men's health issues. Dedicated to all my Mo Bros out there! 

Settling in for a Nap

A rescue dachshund settling in for a nap.  Don't worry little one, we will find you a home!

Sugar Skull Demos

I will be creating sugar skull beads from 10am to 1pm during the Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Mesa Arts Center.  Free admission.  Come and enjoy the festivities.  Hope to see you there!

Tooth Fairy

Also know as the Dental Hygiene Diva, the Arch Nemesis of Tooth Decay.  Next time you find money under your pillow, just know she is real!
Leaving a glitter trail all over the studio...

All Smiles

Had a wonderful day with some talented friends at the Mesa Arts Center.  Looking forward to expanding the workshop times in the Winter/Spring schedule.  Thank you to all who attended the sold out class.   

Beads of Courage Teams Up!

The Beads of Courage Program at Children's of Alabama is Proudly Sponsored by The Austin Shepherd Foundation.  Game Day tomorrow with the Vikings vs. Chiefs.  Anyone want to guess who I'm rooting for?  #MNgirl #austinshepherd #jennakingshepherd #carryabead #beadsofcourage

Emerging No.2

Soda Lime Times - November 2015

It's a Holiday Celebration in the latest issue of Soda Lime Times.  Now available for instant download, the eMagazine features some wonderful designs by Rebecca Jurgens, Sabrina Koebel and Cara Washington.  Always an honor to contribute to such a wonderful glass publication.  Enjoy!