Monday, May 31, 2021

Volume 18 Issue 6, June 2021

What's New in June?

The long-awaited publication of The Joy of Jewelry Making happened. It has been on my desk for over four years while I worked on everything but that. Now, it’s on the bookshelves at Amazon and available as an e-book.

The summer is rushing in here in Florida, and as part of our summer plans, we have added a lot of native wildflowers to keep our bees, butterflies and birds happy. We had a wonderful spring showing of butterflies all over the yard, so we would like to repeat that again next year.

I am anxiously watching my milkweed for signs that little monarchs are marching along the leaves. Since they start up so tiny, I am not sure if I have missed any of them. We also planted a lot of black-eyed susans and cosmos. I planted a lot of seeds and only have about a dozen plants. I must be really bad at seed planting! The ones I do have I am fussy over like a hen with chicks. Moving them in and out of the sun; making sure they have water and propping them up when they look like they’re drooping. Only to have them die.

Took a little side trip a couple weekends ago and stopped by Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Gainesville, Florida. I thought I collected everything under the sun! Nope, Big Daddy has me beat!

What’s New

Summer Earrings: Lots of new earrings featuring summer and tropical art work. Paired with crystals.

Thimbles: I started some new Christmas thimbles and one for your sister or your nana.

New Book: The Joy of Jewelry Making Create for fun. Sell for Profit.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website.

Until next month,




Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Pushpins: I have too many themes to mention here, but from teachers to nurses to friends, I am doing designs as quickly as I can.

Statement Beads: Working on large beads for ZOOM calls and being on camera. Both earrings and pendant necklaces.

Prints and Posters: Bible verse posters and other art featuring hot rods and more are in production.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Pure Elegance

White adds class and elegance to a design. It signifies purity and innocence. It goes with everything and when combined with other colors, it creates pastels. White opens up space in a design, which gives it depth and breadth. It is simple and can  play alone like a long strand of pearls. When you are looking for a comfortable design choice that will go with anything, make it predominately white.

White Opal

October babies prefer this fiery stone. Approximately 97 percent of these stones come from Australia, which makes it the national gemstone of Australia. This is also known  as the milk opal.

White Opal

White Spinel

Most of the white spinel you see on the market is now synthetic. This stone naturally occurred in Sri Lanka, but those white stones are now lost.

White Star Sapphire

Found in white as well as blue, the white star sapphire is the birthstone of April. A single light source will send off these brilliant rays of light.

White Star Sapphire

In addition to these lovely gemstones, you will also find these white components in jewelry: pearls, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, howlite, aventurine and even bone.

Looking for something elegant for mom? Look no further!

Boho chic, adjustable beaded macrame bracelet, The black tulip

Andrea Designs 

Gold White Flower Beaded Bracelet, Handmade Wedding Jewelry

Victorian Style Treasures 

Swarovski Pearl Earrings Wedding White Sterling Silver Flower Hooks

Magdalene Jewels 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, White Etched Matte

Covergirl Beads 

Wedding Kippah - Womens kippah - Wire Beaded Kippah


Gardenias, Note Card, 5 x 7,Greeting Card, Blank


Dressy White Baroque Pearl and Crystal AB Earrings Sterling Lever Back

The Singing Beader 

Healers Hand Cross Necklace, Southwest Bone Turquoise Handmade Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Red and White Superduo Snakeskin Beadwoven Handmade Cuff Bracelet


Westie Bangle Bracelets for Women, Adjustable Dog Jewelry

Blue Morning Expressions 

Don't see what you are looking for?
You will find more gift ideas from these designers and artists here:

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Black is Black

Royally Purple

You are my Sunshine

Orange You Glad it’s Getting Warmer

Think Pink this Spring

Green with Envy

Red is for Passion

Who Has Time for the Blues?

Feel free to reach out and ask the artists and designers if they could make something just for you.