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What a Difference


What a difference when a pro takes your product shots.


New Season

Well here we are again 5 weeks away from the cruise ship season. So we have been digging in cupboards and drawers to find findings and molds we have been buying for the last 10 years and saving for when we had time. We made a conscious decision this year to purchase as little as possible and use up what we have on hand. The start of the year works out well no promises for later however.

Have done several new dichroic pieces.A smaller pendant that we will put on a leather cord.


Hopefully they will be good sellers

Had made some dichroic hair clips several years ago and they were popular products. Found a few more findings so will have them on the table as well.


Had lots of beads and memory wire for bracelets and as well found some magnetic hematite

so bracelets it is:






There are more colours but all in the same style. Memory wire now used up but still a few hematite strings left.

Have lots of pieces of sea glass picked over a life time of wandering beaches so am playing with a few ideas. Neither one I am really happy with at the moment. Thought of putting some pieces in a wire cage.


Its kind of okay but doesn’t show up like I hoped it would.

The other I really like the concept but can’t find the right finding. I want our visitors to take home a little bit of Cape Breton with them. So what better than sea glass and sand from Dominion Beach.


Really want an oval hollow glass dome but the domes I can find are solid and made to show or magnify pictures. Will keep looking.


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Weird Beard Troupe

These folks have Downs Syndrome and this play will be perfored Friday Night Can’t wait.

<p><a href=”″>The Three Little Pigs – In Black-Light</a> from <a href=”″>The Winning Shot</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Santa’s a Canadian

WeirdBeard Puppet Troupe

Lumiere 2011

Last night was a great night for local artisans and musicians in Sydney. I wandered Charlotte St for a bit and saw lots of friends as well as great art and performances. No doubt it was a great success and looking forward to future events.

My friend Shari had some great pieces I was anxious and needless to say I wasn’t disappointed.

IMG_6530 Our friend the racoon, in

a hurry to get to Sydney in time, although he maybe hitch hiking the wrong way. Good news he made it.


DSCF0093 The fox was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately I didn’t get a good shot of the crows but Shari did so I borrowed hers..


IMG-20111001-00043 He wasn’t that bright but my flash was.

Congratulations to all who participated, job well done. Hope to see you all and more next year.


Eagle among the Swarm

Almost Over


Can’t believe vacation is almost over, thought it would never come and then before you know it, it is over. The best part of all of course was spending time with old friends both in Seattle and Sequim. Saw lots of interesting places and may even have picked up some new business. Can’t believe the number of Artisan co-ops here that are thriving suppose nice weather all year round may make a difference.

Anyway a couple of  weeks ago we went to a local animal farm . Nice day so we really enjoyed it. Some animals got a little to close for comfort though, or would block the entrance to the next compound.

Here are some pictures of our day.

These would certainly make some awesome basket making antlers.

A Zebra or 2 thrown in for good measure. For some reason weren’t allowed to stop the car in their compound.

Then there was this absolutely hugh Kodiak bear.

And then there was my friend the Tibetan Yak that got far to close

Then of course the ever present peacocks. No open tails but spectular none the less.

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