Tag Archives: Beading

Ayla’s Trunk Show Fun

In mid-August I spend the weekend at Ayla’s Originals, a lovely bead bazaar. I frequently peruse this treasure chest of beads, and my wallet was shivering slightly at the thought of being surrounded by sparklies two full days. It was fun to have two big tables to set up. I dedicated one to jewelry. The […]

Trunk Show at Ayla’s this weekend

Whew, I thought 2 weeks between shows is a long time, but there is still a lot to be done by Saturday. When I went to the Bead & Button show in June I stopped by Ayla’s booth first, and was promptly stickered by Joe. At that time, we made plans for a trunk show, […]

Mother’s Day Gift Market

I love honoring the nurturers in my life, and I have another Mother’s Day shopping pop-up this week. On Wednesday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. I will have a table at the Mother’s Day Gift Market hosted by Ravenswood Covenant Church. The Mother’s Day Gift Market features fresh flowers and plants from Patyk Farms, green beauty products, […]

Seussian Studiotime

Seussian pendant by Maike's Marvels

I’ve done a lot of uploading and tweaking wordpress for the shop, and while I have plenty of pieces in stock, I was itching to get back into the studio again. This brush needed to be taken out of its misery too! My rainbow collection garnered a custom Valentine order, which I cheerfully fulfilled. These are […]

Creations for Dutchies

I went on a family reunion trip during which I finally got to show my wares in person to my family. One person fell in love with the purple coral bangle I had made, but wanted it in blue so I found a strand of lapis chips at Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop. It […]

Fall Bead Bazaar

Ayla’s Beads held a Bazaar in Highland Park’s Art Center last weekend and I could not resist going. Having learned from the Bead & Button Show, I took a visual inventory of what I had in stock. I sort of had a budget in mind, but made exceptions for exceptional beads in the 4 rooms […]