Friday, July 28, 2006

Happy Friday, Everyone!

This evening, I added another new collection of my beads to ebay...

RAKU PURPLES ::: A collection of 11 handmade lampwork glass beads in the stunning colors of purples, lavenders and rainbow RAKU colors... gorgeous colors for all seasons... these beads were created with a bracelet in mind!

Not much new in my little corner of the world... I'm still hoping to head to the coast this weekend and renew my Soul at the ocean... the ocean brings much inspiration to this bead maker with its powerful, yet, gentle energy... I am inspired in my work through Mother Nature's gifts... She is absolutely unstoppable!

Hope you, too, have a great one!

Take good care!


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hi All!

Hoping all is well with everyone! Thank goodness our heat wave is over... phew!... missed a few days behind the torch over that one!

Another ebay collection of beads just listed... this time in steel blues, grays, honey and champagne.

PANACHE ::: A collection of 27 handmade lampwork glass beads created in steel blues, grays, honey and champagne... great beads to wear from Summertime right on into Winter... either dress them up in distinctive and stylish elegance... or dress them down and wear 'em with your favorite ol' comfy jeans. :)

Today I was working at my studio in purples... purple, the highest color in the color spectrum... maybe everyone loves purple???

Have a great, restful weekend! I hope to head to the ocean!


Friday, July 21, 2006


Lately, I have been wanting to work in pinks... fuchsia, pale, rosey pinks... but it being so difficult to find a decent 'rubino oro' glass these days that is a rich, deep color, I haven't worked in these colors for a while... but... as fate would have it, recently, I found some of the most gorgeous pink glass! Sooooooooooooo, new up on ebay...

GIRLY GIRL ::: A collection of 18 fun and playful handmade lampwork glass beads in the colors of hot fuchsia and pale pinks on backgrounds of pale pink and black... with 3 pair of matching beads that were created with earrings or 'danglies' in mind... FUN beads for the 'girly girl' in all of us!

These are great colors for Summer! Create yourself and a friend a cool 'girly girl' bracelet... or... perhaps, make

yourself a gorgeous necklace with matching earrings!

Hoping your weekend ahead is filled with rest, relaxation and LOTS of fun!

Take good care, Gracie

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I'm headed out the door to my studio, but wanted to add another new collection of beads that I put on ebay last evening...

SILVERED KHAKI ::: A lavish collection of 15 handmade lampwork glass beads in khaki colors with hints of grays and blacks and oodles of sumptuous fine silver as a back drop... perfect colors for the Summer, Fall and Winter months ahead.

I am still interested to hear what bead colors everyone is ready to see for the Fall & Winter months... please feel free to email me at I'd LOVE to hear from you!

Take good care and have a great day!


Monday, July 17, 2006

Hi All,

Hoping all is well with everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new collection of beads up on ebay...

SUMMER CORALS ::: A collection of 15 handmade lampwork glass beads in luscious corals and earthy greens... great colors for Summertime!

Hope to have more Specials up soon, too... I have some errands to take care of tomorrow, but will be back in my studio on Wednesday first thing!

I am always interested to hear what bead colors everyone is ready for to use in their jewelry designs... please feel free to email me at if you have any thoughts or feelings on

Take good care and thanks for stopping by, Gracie

Sunday, July 16, 2006


I have a couple new collections of beads... the first is on ebay...

THE BLUES ::: A collection of 7 handmade lampwork glass beads in the heavenly shades of midnight blues with two of these beads on a backdrop of gentle rainbow greens... these beads were created with a bracelet in mind.

The next collection is a SPECIAL on my web site... I had planned to put this SPECIAL up tomorrow, but something came up, so had to add it this evening instead... simply click on the title/link below (Purple Lovers) and you will be taken to my site...

PURPLE LOVERS ::: A Special on my web site... a collection of 11 handmade lampwork glass beads for the LOVERS of the color purple... these beads were created in lavenders, purples and gentle rainbow greens. SOLD... thanks so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take good care, Gracie

Saturday, July 15, 2006


About four blocks from my new studio space is the water...
the San Francisco Bay, that is.

Some days after working, I stop off at Peet's Coffee, grab an iced latte, and head down to the water to unwind, reflect and talk to the other people who are doing the same... the water is so soothing to the Soul. Here is a picture I took the other day during one of my visits.

I have some beads in the kiln right now from today... some of these I will be offering as SPECIALS on my website... shooting for this to happen on Monday. If you are interested, please email me at unfortunately, I am without my email notification list for my Specials, so I won't be emailing about them... sorry about that. I'm working on a different computer system these days and that email list is on another system.

Take good care and I hope your weekend is wonderful!


Friday, July 14, 2006

Hello All,

A couple new auctions up on ebay tonight...

PLUM GORGEOUS ::: A collection of 23 handmade lampwork glass beads in gorgeous shades of pale to dark plum with earthy, pale rainbow greens and pale champagne.

PLUM FOCAL ::: A focal/centerpiece bead in the gorgeous colors of plum on a backdrop of earthy rainbow greens that matches my PLUM GORGEOUS bead collection.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! I'm heading down to my studio tomorrow (Saturday) to work on those SPECIALS I promised last week.

Take good care, Gracie :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Hoping everyone is doing well!

I've been spending a lot of time down at my new studio... here is my latest offering in ebay...

CHIC ELEGANCE::: A collection of handmade lampwork glass beads in the chic and elegant colors of silvered grays, taupe and honey... great colors for all year 'round.

There are 24 beads in this collection... lentil shapes, pillow shapes, pastille shapes and puffy pillows... these are all decorated on both sides and have been temporarily strung on satin ribbon... this strand of beads measures about 16-1/2 inches long... perfect for a few bracelets or one fabulous necklace!

Soon, I do hope to have a SPECIAL or two up for sale!

Take good care, Gracie

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Hoping all is well in your worlds... and... finally... some new beads up on ebay!

EARTH GODDESS ::: A collection of 16 handmade lampwork glass beads in the colors an Earth Goddess, a woman of great beauty and grace, would adorn herself with... shades of earthy greens, rich topaz and golden champagne.

MUSE ::: While conversing with my Muse, I asked, 'what is your favorite color?'... the answer came... smokey blues... so here they are... a collection of 8 handmade lampwork glass beads in the subtle, earthy shades of smokey blues with hints of silver, earthy greens, honey and champagne... these beads were created with a bracelet in mind.

SILVER CITY ::: A collection of 13 handmade lampwork glass beads in golden khaki and grays, drenched in fine silver... great colors for the Summer months ahead.

BAJA ::: There are 21 beads in this collection created in turquoise blues and lime greens... 15 lentil shapes, pillow and pastille shaped beads with 3 matching pair of smaller beads that were created with earrings in mind.

The best email address to reach me is still

Take good care, Gracie

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Hello all,

Just wanted to say hello and let you know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth... I'm settling into a new living situation and my new bead studio... and it's taken a while longer than I anticipated to get settled in everywhere... guess sometimes I'm a dreamer when it comes to the reality of things.

The past two days I have actually been at my studio... and will have some beads up soon... either on ebay or on my SPECIALS page on my web site... or, perhaps, both!

Hoping all is well with everyone! I still am not able to access my email... please use my if you'd like to get a hold of me via email.

Talk to you soon and take good care, Gracie :)