Sunday, December 25, 2005

2006 Upcoming Show

Please save this date. I am participating in the 2006 Madison
Art Glass and Bead Show at Alliant Energy Center in Exhibition
Hall to sell my jewelry and beading kits on March 18 and 19. I am
not teaching this time.
$5.00 admission
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4


Jenni got a movie video " Open Water " and a gift certificate
to Blockbuster. Dean and I saw it in the theatre. It is based
on true events. Susan and Daniel take a tropical island vacation.
While scuba diving miles off the coast, the tour guide miscounts
leaving them abandoned in the middle of the ocean. As the hours
pass, the couple realizes they are not alone as a shark's fin breaks
the surface water. Over the next 24 hours, the couple must fight
to stay afloat and alive, surrounded by miles of ocean.
Shawn got " Lost " video. He loves to watch his favorite television
show. He was so happy to have it. We got movies from Jenni and
Bill. We haven't seen Hotel Rwanda, Sahara, and more.

NFL Football

Shawn and Bill played a video game last night.

54th Wedding Anniversary

Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary Helen and Gavin!
Have a wonderful day together !

Christmas Eve

This is my family. Jennifer is 22 and Shawn is almost 19.
We had a family over last night for a christmas eve dinner.
Dean did all the cooking-turkey, mashed potato and gravy.
I made my mom's pickled beets. Thanks, Dean for cooking
dinner. He did a very good job!

Saturday, December 24, 2005


I found a cool link to a flake making site //
Here is my own flake.

My sister's snowflake

My niece, Kim made a beautiful heart snowflake. She said
the method is a little different, a little choppier, a little more
like real cutting. The inferface is cut but it is very hard to
find a particular flake.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

From Taos to Santa Fe

We had a breakfast at the Kiva Coffee Shop at Taos and left
for Santa Fe.

Downtown Santa Fe

Madison bead group

This is my old bead group. Yesterday we had lunch together
at Maharaja Indian restaurant. One member is missing. Joan
moved to Florida.
From left to right: Mary Ann, Lisa, me and Georgia.

Ocean Blues

The spiral rope bracelet I made is not new. I just finished
the snap clasp. It is a 6 1/2 that fits my wrist. It is for sale.

Moonlight Garden earrings & necklace

My new work. I used pearls and flower glass beads
that I wrapped with sterling silver eye pins. I am
getting much better at making the loops. You have
to practice, practice and practice. I love working
with wire now.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

2nd Annual Pandora's Gift Box Holiday Open House

There are 11 artist at the open house/jewelry art studio
in Madison. On display and also for sale would be a
compliment of stocking stuffers and gifts artfully
produced by local, established and up-and-coming
This is Kay's firt time on Saturday, the 17th. ( Open
to the public )
If you want to join, please email me jeanupton@charter.
net and I will give you some more information.


This is Laura sitting in the kitchen. She is a painter
who makes framed pictures, ornaments and new
blank journals.
We met two years ago when we were neighbors at
the Art Crawl in Milwaukee.

Kay's Private Invitiation

This is Lori sitting in a couch. She is a artist.
She make beautiful cigar box purses. I bought
two from her last year. I loved the color of her
outfit and it matches the pillows. I took a picture
of her at Kay's house last night.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas Ornaments for sale

I made alot of shell ornaments to sell at Kay's Holiday
Open House next Tuesday night. Hope to see you

Shell Christmas Ornament

I designed a very easy to make shell christmas ornament
and entered the Christmas Tree Ornament into a contest.

I am back!

I had surgery last Tuesday morning. It went very well.
I stayed in the hospital for about three days. I am getting
better everyday. I am thankful that I did not have to wait
after the holidays and glad it is over. Sorry, no photos
when I was in the hospital.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Barrette display

This is my display for Kay's Holiday Open House on
Dec. 13th and 17th. If you are near or from Madison,
email me for information.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Barrettes for sale

Very small ( 1 and 1/2 inches long )
Peppermint Garden barrettes $20 each

Small ( 2 inches long )
Winter Garden barrette $25