Monday, August 15, 2011


Looking forward to seeing old friends and re-hashing old times, my high school BFF Patty Bianchi Goldsworthy and I trekked to Fallon August 5th and 6th:
Patty, Dianna Minner Olsen and me at the Friday night mixer at the Fallon Firestation.

Patty with Mitch Young - obviously reliving the fondest of memories.

Cheryl and Pete Gissel looking at yearbook pictures.

On Saturday: Mitch, Jim Goldsworthy, Patty, Mark Baine, Chris Gomes, Pete Gissel at The Slanted Porch.

Patty and Cherly Sanow Baine

Jim Goldsworthy, Mark, Mitch, Patty, Pete and Chris

Alan Tuck, Patty Bianchi Goldsworthy, Dale Erquiaga and me. Dinner was wonderful - thanks Steve Schott! All in all, a great weekend. Sure do miss a few people, and have very serious plans to keep in touch. Patty and I have plans for September and October already!!

Patty and Alan on the dance floor Friday night at the Firestation.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wow! It's been a while!

I was just reading my friend's blog "Friday Friends" about our recent birding trip and realized that I have not posted in forever. I did not take many pictures during our trip because there were two friends with much larger cameras than mine and so I deferred to them.

This is the view of Carson Lakes from one of the towers - part of our bird tours. So, so pretty and with all the water we got to see some pretty cool birds. (Look at Friday Friends for pictures of the birds!)

I was talking to may daughter the other day on our way to school and we passed my beading friend Courtney, then we passed my birding friend Mitzi and I told Nik: "To make this day complete, I need to see my book friend, Debbie." I did indeed see Debbie later that night and was delighted to realize that all my favorite things start with the letter B. Birds, Beads, Book and lots of friends to share them with! Of course, now Debbie is also a bird nerd and Mitzi is part of our book club, so there is some over-lapping. I received my copy of "The Big Year" and as soon as I have it read, it will start making the rounds to Debbie and Mitzi. I learned about the Big Year watching Steve Martin on the Ellen show. The movies sounds like it will be a hoot!!

Here are the beads we made in Elko in April that are still residing in Elko at the GBC Art Show. My little purple cat cracks me up!

Here is my other animal - I will leave it up to you to decide what he looks like.
And a few others - the big blue one on the left is a hollow heart.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This piece blends my glass beads and silver work from my jewelry class. It is currently at the GBC art show in Elko.

Friday, February 19, 2010

My latest creation

I am taking a metals jewelry class again to make custom findings for my glass beads. This is my first project this semester. It is brass, but when shined it looks like gold. Since I had no idea what I was doing, it became too small so Nikki has inherited the piece.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fall Beads

Jolina's string of beads produced on Sunday, October 18.

Up close and personal - blue with black murinis, "end of day" bead, blue hollow bead with blue disks on silver tone chain;

blue bird, jolly rancher flower bead on purple neckwire, pink frit set on black;

tiger bead on brown neckwire, and pumpkin on silver chain.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Show Pictures

Glass Case with our beads in the left hand corner.

Inside the glass case - Courtney and I both have several pieces each.

My bee and fish hanging out with the mosaics.
You can see our pieces and lots of other great student art
on Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. through June 7th at
Winnemucca Fine Arts Gallery
534 S. Bridge Street
Winnemucca, Nevada

Up Close and Personal

Rose Bead on Sterling Chain