Friday, May 29, 2009


We were in Fresno to see our youngest daughter graduate from Fresno State with a Masters in Business Admin. She had a 4.0 gradepoint average and we are very proud of her, as is her hubby Andy and his family.

While there, of course, we shopped til we dropped. I made a trip to Barnes and Noble where I purchased a wonderful book - Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders by Irina Miech. I highly recommend this book - it had wonderful "wirework designs for all levels." I also visited Beads Etc. ( in Clovis and brought home some goodies from there!!! I just can't visit a bead store without finding something to bring home and they were very helpful.

We had a wonderful time, and it's good to be home. Now, it's time to get back to the business of beading and wire work!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild is hosting a charity event for First Book at Barnes & Noble on May 15th. Please stop by any Barnes & Noble on May 15th and purchase a book or magazine using the attached voucher and a percentage of your purchase will go to First Book of the Mahoning Valley. First Book puts books into the hands of children who might otherwise, never own a book of their own.

Please click on this link for your voucher:

If you are in the Boardman, OH area, please visit Barnes & Noble in Boardman and there you can see a photo display of jewelry art by local artisans. There will be an Artists' Reception at 7:00 p.m. on May 15th, but your purchase with a voucher is good at ANY BARNES AND NOBLE, ANYTIME, ON MAY 15TH. Other stores that have artwork on display include:

Please try to participate in this charity event to benefit First Book of the Mahoning Valley. For more information on other Barnes & Noble stores who have a photo display of local jewelry artists, please visit

Thanks for participating. I hope to see you on May 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Boardman Barnes & Noble.