Monday, January 25, 2010

Shopping 'til I Drop!

I am just back from the Seattle Gift Show where I spent 3 days shopping for wonderful products for my new store. I found some wonderful art items, jewelry, bath products and decor.
Last Thursday I got my first shipment of goods. I am so happy it was from Papaya! I took an Artfest class from the creator of these wonderful goods that will be gracing my new store.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Goddess Bag Class!!!

My first bead class will be led by Betsy Childress. It will be The Goddess Bag. Please sign up by commenting on this Post.
The cost to you with all the supplies will only be $65.00! Too Cool! Betsy will take you step by step through this project and you will go home with a finished bag!
Date will be determined by the sign ups the week of Feb. 15th-22.
Plan a day to create!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Upcoming Workshops at Vital Elements

Workshops to be offered at Vital Elements

Betsy Childress Cellini Spiral
Goddess bag

Rhonda Scott

Ink Jet Transfer
Simple Fused Glass Pendants
Book Binding
Precious Metal Clay
Drilling Stone
Basic Jewelry Making 101
Mixed Media Collage
Bottle Cap Art
Lots of Project based classes and workshops
What do you want to learn?

Vital Elements is to be the home of the San Juan Beaders. This is a group of creative beaders who either collect, sell, create, make or just plain love beads.
First meeting day to be determined. I am thinking of Tues or Wed early eve. or???
Email me at

Friday, January 08, 2010

Paint Paint Paint

I have been painting for 4 days! My son came up from Oregon to help me and I am sure glad he did. My shop is looking good. I painted one wall salsa dancing the other a gray green called Scotland Moor ( or something like that), that is in the fist 38 feet of my shop. In the second section that will be dedicated to arts and crafts supplies, beads, and classes in all kinds of beading, jewelry, mixed media, found object art, I painted it a nice yellow called handmade. I thought it was very appropriate for this room. It sure brightened my shop up!! I still have to put a darker stencil with a damask pattern over the hot salsa dancing.
Here are some more pictures of phase II
I will reopen on Feb. 12 with beads, cards, candles, home decor, jewelry, craft supplies and tons of inspiration and art.