inspired by...

Monday, May 9, 2016

...the color and energy of the tropics. Rainbow streets. Miles of pattern underfoot.

We visited a local cement tile shop and watched craftsmen transform buckets of colored cement into the iconic, patterned tiles that give Granada its charm.















The ocean. Boats- weathered, rickety, washed ashore. Palm fronds and sea salt patina. Rolling waves.














A colorful journey from 'real life' to beads. All photos were taken on our 2016 trip to Nicaragua. Tropics beads are currently in my shop! Thanks for following along.

ocean therapy

Friday, April 8, 2016

Inspired by the humbling, connecting, rejuvenating, soulful sea. The ever-present magnetic pull to its shores. The salty air. Layers of blue- so blue, that blue doesn't seem like a good enough word. This week Wisconsin has felt rain, snow, sleet and hail...I need some ocean therapy :) All photos taken on our adventures over the years (and beads, of course. always.)...
Tobacco Caye- Belize
 Antigua

 Tobacco Caye- Belize

Yasawa Islands- Fiji 

 Fiji

 Costa Rica



 South Carolina 

Little Corn Island- Nicaragua 

ALL SEA BEADS REMAINING IN MY SHOP HAVE JUST BEEN MARKED DOWN! Making room for a fresh NEW collection, that is due out in about two weeks.

Spring 2016 Pre-orders

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Birds, buoy beads and bold colors! A sampling of designs from my new tropics collection are now available for pre-order...

Pre-order options for my 2016 spring collection include the following 3 designs:

1. Flock. Original soaring bird design in 3 glaze choices (top-bottom): sea salt, sky blue & periwinkle. Glazed entirely. Choose CONNECTOR (2 wires) or PENDANT (one top wire). 

Measures approx. 24mm (without wires). 

$18 each.



2. Buoy Beads. Sea weathered, rustic beads. Formed by hand and glazed in matte hues. Choose OCEAN (blues/turquoise- set of 5) or SHORE (set of 3). 

Beads measure approx. 12-14mm.

3/$21, 5/$35


3. Granada Rounds. Small stoneware rounds in a fresh palette. Each is rolled by hand. 5 bead pairs (10 total). 

Beads measure approx. 8-10mm.

$30


If you are interested in placing a pre-order, get in touch via email or FB message with your full name, order (items/ quantity/ details), and a good way to get back in touch (if it differs from the mode you messaged me). Please don't leave your order in a blog or fb comment, as I sometimes miss these. All pre-ordered items will be ready and available for purchase (reserved under your name), during my spring shop update (TBA).

Please get orders in ASAP. I will be closing pre-orders once I meet a quantity quota. I am shooting for the spring collection to be launched late April.

Pre-ordering is an 'honor-system' commitment to purchase (I make the items just for you!). Pre-orders not purchased, will preclude the pre-orderee from pre-ordering in the future.