Our neighbors

Besides having wonderful human neighbors, we have marvelous animal and insect neighbors. The peonies, roses, and many other flowers right now are virtually covered in small but spectacular bright blue dragon flies. These two photos are not color adjusted–and when … Continue reading


It was really cold and blustery today, which is sad because the peonies just started blooming.  The white ones are already blown to one side, so of course I had to pick some! I’ve got three colors, but the pale … Continue reading


I finished a new necklace–Maxim’s. I love the color and texture interplay of the pearls, the rhinestones and crystals, and copper . I LOVE making beaded tassels! This necklace was technically challenging because it combines wire and thread–never easy. Always … Continue reading

Mde. Du Barry

I’m back at it again. Here’s my latest necklace–Mde. Du Barry. Deep lilac glass pearls, pale blue-green quartz and Czech glass, and rhinestone rondelles–in the style of a Miriam Haskell bib necklace. Soon in my Etsy shop. This weekend, I … Continue reading