Posted by: faykatherine | September 27, 2008

The Florida Flames

Hi!  I am so excited-only two more weeks until our first Tampa Bay area lampwork get together.  Yippeee!!!!  I need to practice a bead to demo…I am thinking of something Halloweenish…that should be fun!!!  Maybe something ghoulish…spooky….booorific!

Hope to see you there!!

Posted by: faykatherine | September 25, 2008

It’s Been Awhile

Hi!  It has been awhile since my last post…sorry about that.  I went to California to take a break and to see family.  It was so much fun.  Now I am back and looking at the torch and trying to find some mojo to create something.  I joined a Halloween Exchange so perhaps a few Halloween beads will get me out of my funk. 

Gotta run…hubby has a flat tire and needs some help with something….


Posted by: faykatherine | August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today is my hubby’s birthday.  Every year for the past 20 years, he requests the same thing…beef strogonoff for dinner and a pineapple upside down cake for dessert.   So I went shopping for all of the ingredients first thing this morning.  Of course I forgot something…the cherries! eeek!  What is pineapple upside down cake without a marichino cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice??? So, I am off to the grocery store once again. 

Happy Birthday Hubby!!! Hope your day is filled with lots of laughter and cake!!

Posted by: faykatherine | August 28, 2008

Getting My Life Back…

post Olympics.  I don’t know about you but the past two weeks I have been immersed in the Olympics.  I watched every event I could.  Stayed up all night too.  I am just resetting my sleeping clock this week and it is sooooo hard to do.  My favorites to watch were gymnastics, beach volleyball, swimming, synchronized swimming, diving, synch diving, and equastrian events.  I love the Olympics…do you???

Posted by: faykatherine | August 20, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay

Hi!  How are you all doing?  Anyone seen the fury of T.S. Fay?  We prepared for the worse and luckily not much has happened yet.  Pyro does not like all of the wind and the dark clouds but she was really happy to spend most of the afternoon outside in the cool air. 

So after playing outside all afternoon she went for a swim, had a bath, and is now barely able to keep her eyes open and head off her paws.  Too funny.  Pyro is one tired puppy!!

Well I better get going.  Be safe!!

Posted by: faykatherine | August 14, 2008


Hi!  I love earrings and when I was younger used to wear fun and funky dangling earrings all of the time.  Then something happened and I became allergic to sterling silver and white gold earrings but I still drool when I see some cool fun designs.  Joolz by Lisa has some really uber cool sterling silver and lampwork earrings.  Aren’t these divine???

Posted by: faykatherine | August 10, 2008

Can You Believe It???

I actually added new items to my website .  I know you are probably shocked! Here is a picture of one of the Amazing Technicolor Dream Masks I added today:

Off to do more work!!

Later gator~


Posted by: faykatherine | July 27, 2008

Melting Glass

Hi!  I actually melted some glass on Friday.  After setting up my studio and moving the boro glass out of the way and resetting up with Effetre glass I created a few beads.  So after having months and months away from glass it was like spending the morning with my ol’ buddies.  Unfortunately, I was a lit’l rusty with my sculptural work. 

More soon.

Posted by: faykatherine | July 21, 2008

Should I????

Should I take the hint…the last four days I have been offered to teach lampworking in 3 different facilities in the Tampa area.
…hmmmmm…would anybody even want to take a class with me??????

What do you think??? Would you sign up to take a class if I was the instructor? and which bead styles of mine interest you to learn about???

Just throwing the idea around by brain.

Posted by: faykatherine | July 19, 2008

ISGB Gathering

Hi!  This is my first year of missing out on attending the ISGB Gathering…and I am really very sad about it!  This year the Gathering will be held in Oakland, California August 7-10th.  On Saturday, August 9th, there is a bead bazaar that is open to the public and is a must-go if you live nearby event.  I have been viewing some of the work people are planning on bringing to sell and each bead has been amazing!!

Here is the list posted by ISGB on who will be showing their glass art at the bead bazaar:

Daniel Adams
Cynthia McEwen & Gary Adcock
Kimberly Jo Affleck
Dolly Ahles
Michael Barley
Charlotte Barnard
Sabina Boehm
Laura L. Bowker
Suzanne Box
Tom Boylan
Larry Brickman
Suzanne Britton-Ohl
Andrew Brown
Carol Bugarin
Jan Burrows
Patti Cahill
Judy Carlson
Stephanie Cannon
Boston Chapter
Fire and Rain Chapter
Grapevine Chapter
New Zealand Chapter
Marilani Ching
Susanne Clarke
Donna Conklin
Harold Cooney
Holly Cooper
Bonny Corner
Trey Cornette
Vittorio Costantini
Sadie Cuming
Ronit Dagan
James Daschbach
Sayuri Dickson
Kate Drew-Wilkinson
Sylvie Dreyfus
Pamela Dugger
Anne Dunsmore
Beth Ederington
Robyn Keller Elbaz Family
Leah Fairbanks
Kimberly A. Fields
Robin Foster
Kate Fowle Meleney
Bernadette Fuentes
Akiko Furuki
Donna Galstad
Andrea Guarino
Debby Gwaltney
Vickie Hallmark
Heidi Hardner
Vicki Harrison
Doni Hatz
Bronwen Heilman
Terry Henry
Jessica Herrell
Nina (Sam) Hibler
Joan Hoffacker
Tom Holland
Susan Hood
Caitlin B./Marshall B Hyde
Yuko Ishikawa
Kathy Johnson
James Jones
Kazumi Kaneko
Yuka Kawakita
Naomi Kazawa
Rose Klapman
Margo Knight
Norikazu Kogure
Lucie Kovarova-Weir
Kerri Fuhr
Sara LaGrand
Marcy Lamberson
Vickie Lee
Karen & Bob Leonardo Lampwork
Libby Leuchtman
Kristina Logan
Kathleen Lowe
Toni Lutman
Lara Lutrick
Eleanore Macnish
Bruce Maher
Satoko Matsuda
Susan Matych-Hager
Ralph D. McCaskey
Cathy McNassor
Marty Meade
Becki Meckier
Renee Mendola
Aimee Milan
Alexandra Mironov
Jacqueline Mixon
Ann Moen
Ralph Mossman
Yoko Nakagawa
Katherine D. Nakazono
Warren Newbery
Jenny Newtson
Naoko Nojiri
Akihiro Ohkama
Kristen Orr
Calvin G. Orr/Rene Yoshida
Karen Ovington
Janet Parada
Marcia Parker
Brad Pearson
Kathy Perras
Sharon Peters
Isis Ray
Denise Reschauer
Judy Richards
Diana Riebling
John Rizzi
Wayne Robbins
Jeffrey Rogers
Jiley Romney
Virginia Sager
Carol Saker
Rebecca Savage
Emiko Sawamoto
Larry Scott
Kandice Seeber
Carter Seibels
Stephanie Sersich
Fleurette Sevin
Susan Shahinian
Jari Sheese/Douglas Salewsky
Barbara Becker Simon
Harlan G. Simon
Lisa St. Martin
Kim M. Sullivan
Barbara Svetlick
Diane Sweeney
Dustin Tabor
Mary Tarara
Cynthia Taylor
Hayley Tsang
Nita Van Til
Deborah Wachs
Joyce Waddle
Katherine Natalia Wadsworth
Jeri L. Warhaftig/Neil Fabricant
Kim Wertz
Jodi Wheeler
Beth Williams
Jennifer Wilson
Lewis Wilson
Kim Yamakawa
Lynda Yazzolino
Hideko Yoshida
Margaret Zinser
Janelle Zorko
Definitely not an event you want to miss if you are a glass bead lover!!

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