Sunday, June 4, 2023

Handcut Sea Glass Button EARRINGS

An example of the technique we will be 
exploring at the June 11th Workshop
Blue Santa Beads, Media, PA.


Saturday, May 13, 2023

Blue Santa Beads 2023 Summer Workshops

This summer, I will be doing weekly workshops at Blue Santa Beads with those who request either one-on-one assistance or small groups of 3-4 participants. I am available Wednesday, Thursday or Friday during June, July and August so feel free to send me a request at Be sure to include your phone number and a good time to chat so we can set something up just for you!

The Allure of Wearing Bronze...

 Ever consider the Allure of Wearing Bronze...

Beloved for its unusual hue and natural elements, the color bronze is a stunning shade that boasts many facets. Most prominently associated with strength, stability and support, bronze is a color that stands on its own. It requires little assistance and is exceptionally grounded. If bronze were a person, it would undoubtedly have a great head on its shoulders. It’s for this reason why many hues aspire to be more like bronze.

Bronze is selflessly supportive. It’s always looking for opportunities to lift others up, which is why this dazzling hue is held in such high regard. Though it offers a lot of support, it doesn’t expect anything in return. Bronze simply wants to see others succeed, and it enjoys providing a helping hand. If you feel down on your luck or in a rut, bronze will deliver the guidance and encouragement that you need to thrive in the face of adversity.
Bronze is also synonymous with excellence. It doesn’t settle for anything less. When in the presence of bronze, anticipate being impressed. It’s not necessarily a show-off, but it does relish the spotlight. With that said, don’t be intimidated by bronze. Much of what it does is premeditated, so you can rest assured that it’s not naturally perfect. Bronze does have some flaws, but it’s eager to overshadow them with its beauty and talent.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Easter Island Guys and Other Copper Arched Top Earrings

I have been making Easter Island Guys for earrings
for over 10 years now...

I even make clay scarabs to use instead of the GUYS...

Or coiled hand painted clay tube beads...