Monday, May 19, 2014

All - inspired by John Legend's All of me

It was almost the end of my shift, in fact I only had 15 minutes left and I was restocking the Sterling Silver. I pulled out the tray with the hearts and suddenly I heard John Legend's song " All Of Me" playing in my head. Go to  for the components etc. if you want to put this necklace together.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Blame it...

Out of having to restock the semi-precious stones this necklace came, me no it's not me so I had to find someone to blame.The rest of it is history, so click on the link and you'll see...

Friday, May 2, 2014

Here I am...

Click on the link and that will do the trick. Have a safe and enjoyable day peeps.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Great Gatsby @ Fashionworks14

Rae's Beady Arts was at Fashionworks14
My Great Gatsby offering for Fashionworks14

Another Great Gatsby Offering - Fashionworks14
More Great Gatsby for sure.
I'm a member of the George Brown College alumni and recently I got the opportunity to exhibit my work, along with top industry partners at  Fashionworks14 It was a wonderful evening to chat with the Fashion Management students, faculty and other members of the alumni.

This year's theme was The Great Gatsby and I made several pieces to represent my interpretation of it. It was indeed an honour to be there and the pleasure is mine to wish this year's graduated Fashion Management Students continued success in all their future endeavors.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Having Fun With My Stash. ..

This leather cuff with fold formed focal, is one of a kind and was made with the ladies in mind. 

Yet another one of a kind leather cuff with fold formed focal. This time created with the guys in mind 

Textured Copper Cuff - SOLD. 
Etched Copper Ring with my signature Palm trees.
This is a little taste of what I've been doing the last few weeks.It may still be cold outside but I'm using my torch and hammering away. Yeah! Yeah! Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This Too Shall Pass!!!!!

Snowy Path - it was a real good workout on my legs - looking on the brighter side of things here.
Same path (last week) but with less snow.

As I walked through the snowy path just now, I'm thankful that when it snows it's not as cold ( I was actually building a sweat). This too shall pass - I hope sooner than later though but it's not my call. I can call it but I cannot make it happen duh!!!
Guess what this is - I'm not up to driving today.

How high are you gonna get Mr. Snow Bank???

It has been a long one it seems - but this too shall pass yeah man eventually.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Shopping for Accessories

"I love those earrings, but they may not go with the my shirt, if only I had it with me ".
So you're out shopping for the right necklace to compliment a top you purchased recently. Or better yet - you want to make your own accessories. You head out to the store and explain to the sales representative the purpose of your visit, then comes the question " Do you have the top you want to purchase the necklace for?" or "Can I please see the top so I can better assist you with finding the right beads?"

But you cannot do either because you left the top in your closet at home. Jeez and you go on and on as thought you're expecting her to work a miracle. No item  means no proper match. So in the future please take it with you for your convenience and to obtain the best possible service. Even if you have a picture of the item that may not be the best option because sometimes the picture does not do justice to the true colour of the item. So it will not hurt to take it with you.

" Yeah I think that cuff will be ideal for my top, but I want to be sure, hmmmmmmmm I left the top at home".

Friday, January 10, 2014


 I recently bought Jean Power's Geometeric Star pattern after seeing the different colour combinations of it being worn by two of my colleagues at work. Ms. Power even taught several classes at Beadfx last June and even though I did not take any of her classes my journey to geometeric beadweaving has begun ...

My tiny collection of 11/0 Delicas

I bought more Delicas because I wanted to make Jean Power's Geometeric Star to compliment a sweater I bought recently.

I'm almost finished, but the next time I do this I'm gonna increase my tension.

It was after 3AM. and sleep failed to return and I wanted to finish this star. I had to finish this star. Deadline? Who said anything about a deadline? I finally got out of bed at about 5AM. and did not stop till it was finished.

Finally - yes finally. My first star is finished. This reminds me of the beach - the sand!!! It's winter here and it's almost summer there and the softness of this star brings me some serenity. 
Now that I'm sucked into this "vortex of beadweaving" I'm gonna make another. And yes I bought more Delicas Yeah ! Yeah!!!