Subscribe to my Crafty newsletter

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Post Glitterfest & Updates

WOW! What a crazy day Glitterfest was and way too much fun!  The patrons were lined up before the doors opened and when the flood gates separated it was 3 1/2  hours of non stop, wall to wall, table to table bliss!  It thinned out around 1:30 and was semi normal.....unfortunately there was a THIEF amongst the crowd and he or she stole one of my newest crosses that I spent hours creating and will never have another exactly like it.  If you see some one wearing or selling a large 4 inch brass cross that has a key layered on top with the letters "peace" stamped into it, layered onto another black cross LET ME KNOW!  The cross has 2 tiny and one larger religious medals hanging from it.  It's on a very long beaded chain with black and torquoise crystals.  It is also signed by me on the back of the cross with the initials RDH, actually stamped.   I think its really stupid on a cosmic level to steal a cross!  BAD KARMA WILL COME TO THE IDIOT WHO STOLE FROM EVERYONE!   I wasn't the only one who had merchandise stolen.  Several others did too.  It won't stop me from going again because it's such a great fact it's the best show I have ever done with the best organizers and artists around!  A BIG THANK YOU TO SHERYL AND ALL THE ORGANIZERS AND HELPERS FOR GLITTERFEST!  Also a big thank you to my pal Karen.  I wouldn't have been able to manage my booth without her.  Check out her blog and etsy!  She sells really cute vignettes of vintage findings, cool banners (custom too) and some other hand made goodies.  She is also unofficially one of my "reps" and is always promoting me.   I can't wait till  the next Glitterfest, Oct.2.  The theme will be for Halloween and Christmas!  I also want to thank ALL of my students and friends who came by my booth, gave me hugs, bought stuff and wore jewelry they made in my classes!!!  That is the best endorsement ever!  I felt so loved!!

Okay so now I am a little more rested and wanted to update you on classes.  I have listed all the new summer and a few fall classes on the right.   Just click and you will be transported to the appropriate site to sign up.  There are some brand new classes as well as old favorites.  June is a little tricky because I scheduled classes at new venues which is  always a little risky.  Here are some pictures for the June,July, Aug.,Sept classes and locations:

JUNE 5- Piecemakers Costa Mesa CA
JUNE  13- Bead Gallery San Diego,CA
JUNE  26,  Harmony Works, Redondo Beach CA
AUGUST 7, Garden of Beaden Upland CA

TREASURE HUNT TASSEL, June 19 Irvine Ca.private residence. Email me to sign up.  $55 10-4p


June 12, Bead Gallery San Diego,CA

August 21, Garden of Beaden Upland CA


June 11, Bead Gallery San Diego

July 10, Piecemakers Costa Mesa CA
July 31 Garden of Beaden Upland CA

July 17, Garden of Beaden Upland CA

5's A CHARM-Soldering 101
July 24 Gilding the Lily, Fullerton CA

August 14 Piecemakers, Costa Mesa C
FULL OF GRACE~ A soldered reliquary
August 28, Gilding the Lily
This class is EXCLUSIVE to the lily and will not be taught anywhere else for at least a year!

September 11, Piecemakers Costa Mesa Ca

Sunday, May 16, 2010


  • Click here to find out more.  Lots of great fact all of them are fact you'll have a hard time choosing your favorites!!!!!!!....not your typical "craft" show.  Make sure you get there RIGHT when it opens because it's only from 10-3!!!!!    I'll be there along with some of the top mixed media super stars in blog land.  Come by my booth and say hi!

Monday, May 10, 2010

San Diego Class

Sunday May 16 I will be teaching a class on Altered art Bottles in San Diego Ca. at the Shepherdess.  There is plenty of room for more students.  You will definitely go home with several projects and learn how to solder strange objects on top of bottles, encaustic application (wax), how to patina solder, add wire and wire wrapping, some painting and more.  Call 619-297-4110 to reserve your seat!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gilding the Lily this Saturday

There are 3 seats left for the Message in a Bottle earring class this Saturday May 8 at Gilding the Lily in Fullerton Ca.  Call Dede to reserve your seat 714-757-0558.  11-1pm.  $60 price includes sterling silver wire, garnet, pearls and crosses...everything you need to make these popular earrings.  They make great connectors as well. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

being silly

Laughter is the best medicine....sounds cliche' but there's a reason for it.  my daughter makes me belly laugh...she's just like her daddy.  these pics are taken with wigs.  we love wigs.  they're so much fun.  I think I have around 10 and my daughter has about the same.  My mother in law gave them to us this weekend to use for future Halloween (I am THE source for costumes) so we started early and just laughed like crazy. 
For those who don't know what we REALLY look like, here is a picture recently taken last week.  we are celebrating my hubbies birthday.
 Moral of the story:  whenever you need a pick up, put on a wig!