Monday, March 29, 2010

Las Vegas

I'm getting ready for Las Vegas. We've got the Glass Craft and Bead Expo coming up April 9-11 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. I'm very excited. I've got a table in the bead area and excuses for running around to the other vendors to look around at all the glass goodies they have to offer. Are you going to Glass Craft? If you are please stop by and visit my table. Chit chat...maybe buy some me what you bought.

I had a couple of great classes I taught recently. There was a weekend bead making class at The Beadiak in Agoura and a macramé bracelet class and Beadniks in Santa Monica. Great student!! Great stores. Always a good time. And this past Saturday I was in Costa Mesa doing a little trunk show at this cool store named Seed. They're carrying my jewelry there too. Yay!!

There are a whole host of activities I've got on my agenda coming up besides Glass Craft. There's a glass bead making class at Lighthouse, April 17 from 1-6. It's always a good time. And at the end of the month there's the Bead Society of Los Angeles Bead Show in Culver City. Lots of goodies and beads and stuff you need. For those of you that attend regularly I'll be at my regular table which is actually expanded to two tables. There will be my beads and Jenn Houser's fused glass. I'm trying to get Stacey Peterson with her cool PMC components and charms and jewelry to join us.

May is a busy month too. I have a trunk show scheduled for over at the San Gabriel Bead Company in Arcadia the weekend of May 8-9. I love this store and really look forward to this little event. There's going to be some macramé make and takes if you're interested. May 15th I'll be in Glendale for the Red Rabbit Arts and Crafts Market. More make and takes...

I'll be in Portland from the 16th through the 22nd, over at Bullseye Glass for a class. I'm so excited about that. There will be pictures and blog postings all about that adventure. Yea ha!!

And I've got a weekend class booked over at The Beadiak in Agoura for the first weekend of June. Those classes are always a blast so if you're ready to take the plunge and learn bead making here's a great opportunity. Hope to see you at one or more of these events!! Have a great day!! Now I must play with some of the glass I picked up over at The Mandrel yesterday...she had a great class with Leah Fairbanks this past weekend. I used the glass as an excuse to go say hi to Leah...

Saturday, March 6, 2010


The shows are lining up. Adding new stores. Just dropped off a bunch of flower oriented jewelry over at the Arboretum. Have you been there? So beautiful! I highly recommend it. And the it's a busy time of year. Beads get made. Blogs get written. It's all good.

Let's start with the shows. My next is a small trunk show March 27th down in Costa Mesa at the store Seed. It's a pretty cool little place. They sell a lot of eco friendly goods, offer fun classes and have a Patagonia shop there too. They're in a small mall that has one of my favorite vegan restaurants around, Native Foods. Guess I know where lunch is coming from.

Less than two weeks later I'll be in Las Vegas for Glasscraft and Bead Expo, April 9-11. I'll be in the bead part. Of course I'll be wandering around the show every chance I get to buy glass and tools and whatever cool stuff suits my glass fancy. In the past I've only spent what seemed like mere moments at the show. I'll be there 4 days so it should get interesting. I don't think I've ever spent that much time in Vegas.

The next show is the Bead Society of Los Angeles shin dig over in Culver City at the Veteran's Memorial Hall at Culver and Overland on April 25. 10-5. Always a good time and this season should be no exception. I'm really looking forward to seeing all my bead buddies...let me know if you need anything special and I'll bring it along.

May 1st is the opening for a jewelry show I'm in at Freehand over on 3rd St. in Mid-City Los Angeles. It is such an honor to be a part of this show. I love the store and have been fortunate enough to have been selling there for many years. This is my first time participating in their annual jewelry show. It's so cool. And it's their 30th Anniversary!

May 8-9 I'll have a trunk show over at the San Gabriel Bead Company. It is after all one of my favorite places on the planet. Do stop by. Get some beads. Hang out and make something. We'll be doing a bit of macramé and stuff...

The last show I'm listing is the Pasadena Bead and Design show in August. You'll hear more about it as it draws nearer...gotta plan ahead.

As for classes...the next is March 20-21 at The Beadiak in Agoura. I understand there's only a couple of spaces left so call them up and sign up. Two day classes are so cool. So much more torch time. And lunch is included.

March 23 I'll be down in Santa Monica teaching a little macramé class. A very cool bracelet. Just saw a bunch of the style at Fred Segal. Make your even cooler version. Check out the Beadniks sight for contact info. We'll be having a book signing too of my Mod Knots masterpiece.

I'll be back over at Lighthouse Stained Glass April 17. 1-6. Always a good time...

Now I must get back to work on my new book outline. I'll keep you posted on the progress of that too as well as all kinds of exciting upcoming events! Now get off the computer and go make something!!