Thursday, March 29, 2007

Best Seller

This has continued to be a best seller at each show...but each one is always just a little bit different. This time I used brown suede lace cord with a cool wear easily and often!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Can't Stop Now....

A few more of my new pieces, made with turquoise and red sponge coral disks w/delicate little red coral pieces up front & center; as well as fancy green jasper beads that have been topped off with a couple of great Bali sterling silver spacers & one easy-to-use Bali S-hook. The earrings are a new kinda design for me, so will see how they do at the Tomball German Heritage Festival this weekend.
I am trying to cool it for the night, but it is so difficult with so many beautiful beads just waiting to work their way to my design table....
Ahhh, I love making jewelry!


This time of year, every year, my shrimp plants bloom with all their glory.... They have continued to multiply, much to my delight! I received my first cutting from my Aunt Susie, who was as great a gardner as her mother, my Granny Schultz.
Gotta love those shrimps!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

It feels good.... have these two new pieces traveling to Tomball this next weekend!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Mrs. G.G. Gerbing

.....and the azaleas are blooming back at home!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Angels and Dogwoods

Dogwood's were blooming all around...
Enough to make an angel's crown.
A gentle soul, we'd surely say...
Wore a crown of blooms to Glory today -

The passing of my father-in-law, Orval Pate, on March 14th, 2007, brought us to the beautiful hills of East Texas, and his boyhood home of Linden, for his burial. Orval now rests next to Allen's mother, Helen Pate.
We will miss his kind and gentle spirit.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Dog Park For Jakester

Jake is coming to town.....and he has found a new playground (in Katy). Melanie says it is one of the nicest dog parks she (& Jake) have been to, which is really good news for us!
Well, look what else is coming to the park Jake!
Katy Dog Park - NEW!
In the area of 5414 Franz Road, Katy, Tx. 77493From I-10 W, take the Katy Mills Mall exit and turn RIGHT. Turn LEFT on Franz Rd. It’s on the RIGHT. It shares the parking lot with the Katy Library and is next to the police station and backs up to Mary Jo Peckham Park. Amenities: It’s 14 acres with lots of shade trees and grass. There is a large paved walking trail. There are currently two water fountains (both for dogs and people). They are working on a swimming pond, and will add benches and a washing area soon as well as agility equipment.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Sometimes just one "sweeeeet" pendant is all you need.................

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Crimson Red Splashed w/Lime Green

These colors rock!
......Take some Red Coral, add it to Lime Green Porcelain Beads; then put in a dash of Tiger Eye Heishi to make for some really colorful jewelry! (It is listed in RJ's Jewelry Shop now!) I have a show the end of this you know what I am doing...and thinking about ALL the time! Yes, new jewelry designs.....go figure!
BTW...I will be showing my newest jewelry pieces at the Tomball German Heritage Festival March 31 (10a-dark) and April 1 (12p-6), in downtown Tomball. This is their 7th Annual Festival, and I am looking forward to the German music, German food and....oh, selling jewelry!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Let's RODEO!

This is Carla Sonheim's Blonde Girl with Horse transfer ( I just love her girls artwork/transfers, and thought this little gal & her horse would look great on a white t-shirt! I sprinkled swarovski crystals where she had little white **stars** - just to add extra GLITZ. is a little gift for Melanie to wear this next weekend to the HLSR!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Little Czech Teardrops

My newest Czech beads.....6x9 Czech pressed glass teardrops! Aren't they just the greatest? Spring has sprung at Rosa & Josie's!