Category Archives: General

Classes at Studion Beads

I am teaching Crown Jewels II (Victoria Pendant, Elizabethan Bracelet and Pinky Tudor Ring) on Thursday Januarey 17. Friday’s class is the Pearl Palace Necklace. On Saturday I am teaching Pearl Palace Cuff. It will be a lot of fun. The kit colors are wonderful, if I may say so myself. I hope to see you at Studio Beads!

Going to Studio Beads in Deerfield, IL

I am very excited to be going to Studio Beads in Deerfield, Illinois next week to do a book signing and teaching–everything to do with SWAROVSKI Elements!! Lots of sparkles for sure! The book signing is for the book Crystal Jewelry Inspiration from the Create Your Style Ambassadors. This book includes designs and instructions from 30 North American Create Your Style Ambassadors.


The mix of work is certainly diverse and wonderful. There is a inspirational gallery from 18 more Ambassadors from around the world. I have a necklace and earrings in the book. The book signing will be coupled with a trunk show on January 16th from 1:00-6:00pm.

My first blog!!

I am new to blogging–but here goes… I want to create an interactive blog–which means I would like to invite you to send me images of work created that was inspired by my designs or a recreation of my designs. I think this could be fun in sharing color ideas, etc. I also have had people ask me questions–which I am happy to answer. I think it might be nice to share your questions because if you have a question–someone else is likely to have the same or similar question. You can e-mail me at