Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Studio, New Blog


Well, not exactly new… Just a new address.  I’ve imported all my Blogspot posts so you won’t miss a thing!

In the next few days I’m going to merge the WordPress with my PrimaDonnaBeads website… I hope!

So stay tuned!   In the meantime, take a gander at the freshly painted and reset up at the new studio!  My friend Dee and I gave it a trial run last Sunday… we had a minor (I hope) glitch with a blown circuit when we plugged the second kiln in… but, I had two fans, the computer and an oxy con plugged in too.  So, hopefully this can be remedied fairly easy.  Cross your fingers for me =)

Work stations!

Gearing up!


So between now and November 2, I have 4 bead shows and workshop scheduled.  Nuts?  Maybe.

But my new studio is shaping up nicely… I can find most of my stuff now!  I’m going to start taking all of my jewelry making supplies in and boxing them in color families instead of “seed beads”, “lucite beads”, etc.  Instead each box will have all the blues, reds, pinks, etc. regardless of what kind of bead it is.  This should make things a bit easier since I don’t always remember that I have pink pearls in the pearl container.

I plan on making more finished jewelry.  At least to have as samples of what I do with my beads.  I know it’s hard for some to picture in their mind what to do with them, especially hard for newbie jewelry makers.

The shop is still being unpacked, slowly but surely… actually I think things are moving along nicely.  It’s been almost 4 weeks since we moved everything in.  I could never thank my friends Amy and Dean… and my hubby Jeff for getting it all moved lightening fast!  =)

Here’s a piece of eye candy for ya, I made it yesterday, in my new studio =)