Saturday, July 14, 2018

Talmadge Art Show Pop Up

Amber Only - Retail $339

Blue Amber  - Retail $398

Copper Glow - Retail $325

On Saturday,  July 28, I will be participating in the TAS pop-up show to be held at the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town from 2pm - 8pm. The address is 4040 Twigg Street,  San Diego. I will be donating 10% of my sales to the theater. Come see me and the other artists who will be there.

Take 20% off the price shown for your price.

Monday, June 4, 2018


I couldn't stand it. I'm so excited about making new things out of old that I started dismantling the sale. Not all of it but some of it is now in pieces and ready to become new. If you'd like to check on what's still in one piece and still on sale, go to my website at  and scroll down to the sale items. Those that have been taken apart have been removed so they're not there to get in the way. I hope that you'll find something you like that's on sale.

The two necklaces below are available. Remember to take 20% off the price shown for your price.

Frozen Planet - Retail $425

Raku Madness - Retail $499

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Here are the items that are still on sale. I love these pieces the way they are so I won't be re-imagining them into something else. They will remain on sale until sold.

Should you want additional information about what the components are in a particular piece, just send an email to and I'll be glad to let you know.

Carnelian Treasure Necklace
Retail $579/Your Price $225

Golden Goddess Treasure Necklace
Retail $525/Your Price $215

Golden Buddha Treasure Necklace
Retail $495/Your Price $350

Amber Wind Treasure Necklace
Retail $499/Your Price $275

Year of the Rabbit Treasure Necklace
Retail $519/Your Price $205

Retail $475; Your Price $205
Sun Peaks Through
Retail $449/Your Price $195

Talakhimt Tanfouk Treasure Necklace
Retail $485; Your Price $195

Lines of Thought
Retail $499/Your Price $205

Inca Cross Peruvian Collection
Retail $189; Your Price $99

Citrine & Silver
Retail $235/Your Price $95

Raku Jubilee Sherds Cascade
Retail $365; Your Price $150

Retail $599; Your Price $255

On Earth Treasure Necklace
Retail $395; Your Price $175

Dragon Treasure Necklace
Retail $519; Your Price $225

Moonglow Vintage Laboradorite
Retail $$549/Your Price $205

Second Mesa Treasure Necklace
Retail $499/Your Price $295

Purple Rain
Retail $349/Your Price $150

Mars Viking Knit Necklace
Retail $175; Your Price $50

Springtime Carnivale Knitted Necklace
Retail $275; Your Price $165

Golden Copper Viking Knit
Retail $150; Your Price $50

Golden Dots
Retail $175; Your Price $82
Springtime Yellow Lavender
Retail $150; Your Price $65
Venus & Mars
Retail $235; Your Price $120

Retail $150; Your Price $55

Friday, April 20, 2018


I just returned from Arizona and was able to purchase some great glass beads at The Melting Point in Sedona. It's a place to learn to make glass art and they sell it too. Not just beads but many sculptural pieces too. If you visit Sedona, stop by to visit them. It's awesome. Also, upon my return, lots of beads that I'd ordered before leaving and while on the road were waiting for me. I had placed a large special order with a new source in Murano -- buying directly. I hope the lower prices I paid for these pieces will result in lower prices for you. I spent this evening checking them in and organizing them. Also, next Saturday, I'm going to the Orange County Bead Society Bazaar in Santa Ana. I expect to add to my stash of Picasso's and find other wonderful pieces. Keep watch for more new necklaces in the next few weeks.

Because both Picasso necklaces sold so quickly, I made the third. Here it is. Retail is $479. Take 20% off for your price.

Picasso No. 3

Monday, April 2, 2018


On my way to Scottsdale and here are two new necklaces with a Picasso feel. Here they are.

Picasso's Blue Period -- SOLD

Picasso's Muse - SOLD

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


In preparation for my trunk show in Scottsdale on April 14, I've made a few new pieces. More are coming but I'm making chain for them right now so you'll see them later.

Here are the new pieces. Retail price is shown. Remember, take 20% off if you purchase directly from me.

SOLD Amber Drop - $339
Glass, Baltic Amber, Thai Silver Temple Beads

Amber Only - $339
Glass, Baltic Amber, Thai Temple Beads, Navajo Beads

Flaming Flowers - $469
Glass, Thai Silver Beads, Bali Silver Beads, Carved Bone, Bodhi Root Lotus Beads

Frozen Planet - $425
Glass, Navajo Silver Beads, Thai Silver Beads, Resin (irregular pieces at back)

Yellow Jade - $539
Carved Yellow Jade, Thai & Bali Silver Beads, Hollow Glass

By the way, I just purchased a strand of Chiapas amber from southern Mexico. A lot of negotiating brought this in at a reasonable price. I will be adding pieces into future necklaces. What's the difference between Baltic and Chiapas amber you ask? Baltic amber was made from fir trees and is about 44 million years old. Chiapas amber is from the extinct Hymenaea mexicana or Hymenaea allendis trees and is between 22.5 - 26 million years old. Both are very old and the Mexican amber is more rare. There just isn't as much of it. By contrast, the African amber that I've made complete necklaces from is much younger, not as hard, and much less expensive. I love amber and will continue to put it in my necklaces - sparingly with Baltic and Chiapas amber and with exuberance with African amber.

Saturday, March 17, 2018


I've been travelling quite a bit and am finally home for a month. In January/February, Don and I traveled to Mexico where we visited eight different archeological sites in Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico City, and the Yucatan. We had great food and fun. It was quite strenuous though. Then, within two days of returning, I went to Portland for Art & Soul art retreat. I learned a lot in my various painting classes. The, we went to Mexico again in March -- just for relaxation to San Jose Los Cabos.

Now that I'm home, here are some new paintings.

Diagonal - 12" x 16"
Acrylic & collage on canvas

The Garden - 12" x 16"
Mixed media on canvas

What Lies Beneath - 11" x 14"
Collage with hand-painted papers

More paintings are in process but not finished yet. They're not done until I say they are!!!

On April 14 I will be doing a trunk show at Objects in Scottsdale, AZ. I'll be there from 10:30 until about 5:00. If you're in the area, come and visit me -- and the shop -- at 6560 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ.

In the next week or so, I'll post some photos of new pieces so that you can see them first.