Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Swarovski Demo at Bead & Button

Besides giving 5 classes at B&B next week, I'll also be demoing WIRE WHIMSEY in the Swarovski booth Sat. June 6th 2:30-3:30. Stop by!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


CRYSTALLIZED™ Presents: Relique

Explore metal surface design treatments with stamping techniques to create this elegant necklace. Play with a wide variety of stamps and inks to create this unusual combination of metal, chain, pearls, and crystals.

When: Thu. June 4, 8:00am-11:00am
Level: All Levels
Cost: $110,00 Code: B09741

CRYSTALLIZED™ Presents: Resin Bezel Bling

Create your own customized crystal bezels! Play with wonderful resin techniques to make a wide variety of bezels for your jewelry, cell phone charms, mixed media projects, and anything else your imagination dreams up.

When: Sun. June 7, 9:00am-noon and Tue. June 2, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Level: All Levels Cost: $125,00 Code: B09742 and B09743

Sunday, May 24, 2009


ArtBeads rocks!
I've had a long and rockin' relationship with ArtBeads for awhile now and am please they have recently posted me as their featured author on their website. Check it out:

Can't say enough about their product lines, quality and fab customer service. They're a fav for sure!

Thanks ArtBeads!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


As one of my exciting opportunities as an official Swarovski Ambassador, I was asked to do some product testing on the new 5328 bicone awhile ago. I LOVED the new product and know you will too! Here's the 411:
Swarovski Elements introduces the new 5328 Xilion® bicone bead, which will be replacing the discontinued 5301 bicone bead. The 5301 and 5328 bicone beads are designed to be used interchangeably, as their dimensions and geometry are complimentary. Swarovski® will transition one color at a time as their supply runs low. During this transition period, if the 5301 bicone is not available, the new 5328 Xilion® bicone will ship in its place. CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements XILION® Bicone Bead -- Article No. 5328 Resembling the flash of a diamond, the revolutionary 5328 Xilion® bicone bead offers:
Unique Xilion brilliance
Increased number of facets
Alternating large and small facets
Higher brilliance and intense light reflection
Slightly rounder girdle for added comfort in wearabilityIn addition, this cut is differentiated from all other products on the market and is copyright protected.