Upcoming Show

Please come see me at Lill Street.  I'm including information below. Welcome the Holiday Season This Weekend! Shop our 39th Annual Holiday Show & SaleFriday 10am-10pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-6pm Special Weekend … [Read more...]

One of a Kind Show and Sara’s Chicago School of Shoemaking

Sara from Chicago School of Shoemaking

Last month I enjoyed going to the One of a Kind show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.  I checked out many of the booths featuring wonderful handmade things, and was pleased to see quite a few people I already knew.  One of the vendors was Sara's Chicago School of … [Read more...]

Amy Lemaire Bead Class

Amy Lemaire demonstrating techniques

I took a fantastic class in making and using stringers on glass beads.  I found the torches at Lill Street Art Center were running a lot hotter than my home hot head, which resulted in some problems to my production of beads, but, I look forward to using these techniques at … [Read more...]

Lampworked Beads

Set up for glass bead making

I haven't done beads in a very long time, but felt I should brush up on it before taking yet another class at Lill Street Art Center (in Chicago).  So I brought out the glass, the MAPP gas, the hot head, the blue sludge, my special glasses, some mandrels, and I thought I'd … [Read more...]