Monthly Archives: March 2015

You can find Inspiration everywhere

I posted about some classes that I had taken not long ago with the Amazingly Talented Dina Wakley.  She said something in class that really struck a cord in me.  That as long as you have the features in the right spot you don’t have to have all the details.  While I knew this I did not have the Aha moment applying it to my beads until this class.  See I have an idea in my head about how I want my faces to look… basically like I draw and paint them and well it wasn’t working in glass.  I wanted the little details you just can get unless you are enamel painting.  I do plan on tinkering with that at some point but now is not that time.  Anyway here is the first Loose Face Focal I made that I mailed to Dina as a thank you for the inspiration.


I love how a bird showed up on the back side of the bead.  Birds have been showing up a lot in my work lately.

Here are the other loose face focal’s I have created since I started.  I am enjoying the process very much.


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If you would like to find out more about Dina and her art please visit her site

Disney Fans

A Customer on Etsy recently asked if I could make her a Minnie Mouse fan.  O.M.G! The wheels in my head started spinning right away.  Absolutely!  I made two different versions because after I did the first one my mind was automatically thinking where to improve.  She purchased both versions and wants a Mickey Fan next!  I have made both versions and I am in LOVE!

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More new work… My good friend Jane Davenport was trying to come up with a name for her loyal followers… My Favorite was a Davenpeep!   Here is my interpretation on what a Davenpeep would look like. She has her Rainnbowitis shirt on,  holding her paintbrush and a ladybug has landed in her hair.


I was also asked awhile ago to create a Frida Kahlo and was given inspiration pictures.  Well I created on and the customer wanted more…LOL she asked for everything she wanted…. Well I gave her almost everything she asked for… Here are some of the work I created in my quest to make her the perfect Frida.


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There is some other new work but I am waiting for someone to receive a gift before I post about it.  Till Next time!

Whim So Doodle + Dina Wakley = Fabulousness

My Mom has been in town and she is really getting into her art so I decided we needed to take some classes at Whim So Doodle in St.Petersburg.  Lo and behold the wonderfully talented Dina Wakley was in town.  I signed us up for three classes.  They were great and I learned so much and played with so many yummy supplies.  We did Gelli Plate printing and then a anything goes printmaking.  And the last class which was my personal favorite the Art Folio. Some of the techniques she taught were very freeing.  If you ever get a chance to take a class with her I recommend her highly.  You will learn oodles of great things!

Here is some of my work from the Class.


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I also had another very successful Trunk Show on Facebook!  I won’t have another show for awhile.  I will be on the waiting list for a couple of months till I can get back on the Calendar.  I missed the last date.  I am also adding new pendants and focals into my Etsy store link is on the sidebar or at the bottom of my blog.  I hope you come over and check out the new work.