Sunday, May 18, 2008


We just got home from a week in lovely Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We swam with dolphins, snorkeled almost every day, visited ancient Mayan ruins, and sipped a few tropical foo-foo drinks!

The white sand beaches were beautiful. And all the different shades of the blues of the ocean and sky totally inspired me to mix and explore some yummy color pallets.
Hubby, James, chillin'.

I loved the ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza.

The stone carvings were my favorite, so artistically inspiring; to think the designs were all carved by hand sooooooooooo many moon ago. You couldn’t help but feel the energy of these sacred sites.

Check out these awsome carvings! I wonder if they used stencils ????

The ruins at TULUM.

The iguanas were EVERYWHERE! Some of them were 5 ft. long!

They were like wild cats scurrying all over the trails. I almost accidentally stepped on them many times…”here kitty, kitty, kitty”

We had a great time!
Stay tuned for part 2, swimming with dolphins!

Monday, May 5, 2008


I am so excited to announce our first cruise!

Join instructors Lisa Pavelka, Laura Timmons, Anne Igou and myself for 5 fun filled days of crystal jewelry classes and Mexico! We leave from San Diego Nov. 10 with stops in Ensenada & Cabo San Lucas.
Lisa does polymer clay cruises and they are the BOM! So she's organized a Crystal Chix Cruise and I am thrilled to be a part of the bling-citement!!!
Creating crystal jewelry, sailing and sunshine, a dream come true!!!
For more details visit:

Sign up now before we sell out!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


The Denver Hospice’s premiere event, The Mask Project, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in May 2008 as a month-long community event that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for end-of-life care throughout the Denver metro area.
Hundreds of masks by renowned artists, celebrities, sports figures, political and community leaders go on display in the prestigious Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

The Mask Project is free and open to the public, with hundreds of masks on display in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center from May 1 to May 31, 2008.

More than 2 million people are expected to view and bid on masks during an online auction leading up to the Gala on May 31, 2008.

I am proud to be a part of this important charity event for the third time now. Check out the auction and my mask (I’m under the Artist category)

I soooooooooooo have my heart set on bidding for Robert Redford’s mask (those who know me, understand my obsession…) but it’s already at $200! By the end of the month it may be a million! And that does NOT include a sleep-over…

Saturday, May 3, 2008


There’s an awful lot going on these spring-filled days here in Colorado! 80 degree weather one day then a snow storm the next to welcome in May!

Only a few weeks until the FAB B&B show in Milwaukee. My Modern Vintage class is full but there are a few spots left in my Sea Breeze class:

I will be selling my kits and Sassy Silkies at the Meet the Teachers reception June 4th. I have been busy with my Ooompaloompas creating new kits based on my Modern Vintage bracelet in other colors such as reds, purples/teals, blues. These kits sell for $79. The Modern Vintage Class kit sells for $89. The Sea Breeze kit sells for $185. If you can’t make it to the show you can still create these beautiful projects by purchasing the kits. Each one comes with instructions and all the components. Order from my website and tell me which kit you want: