Monday, February 21, 2011

3 for 3!!!

Pin It I'm honored to have my beads included in the following beautiful treasuries and collection on Etsy and ArtFire:

Seafoam Reflections curated by PatchworkMountain on

Here's one of my favorite items from PatchworkMountain's ArtFire shop:

A Touch of Rose and Pink
by JCStrong:

'A Touch of Rose and Pink' by jcstrong

Try a little rose & pink this spring...These are just a few of the selections within the Art Walk Etsy Team.

2PCS 38mm Honeysuck...

The Farmer's Da...

Lightening Strikes ...

Lampwork Glass Foca...

The Contessa

Contemporary Fiber ...

Sweet Pea Shining H...

Minky Dot TRAVEL Pi...

Original Watercolor...

13cm x 1yard pink s...

blank cards, Teddy ...

Freshwater Potato P...

Strawberry Shortcak...

Small Duffel Bag - ...

SAVE 70%-Pink Fresh...

Red, White and Pink...

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And last but not least is Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly by RoughMagicCreations

'Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly' by RoughMagicCreations

Vintage Silver Plat...

Asian Woman Pendant...

These make you feel...

Porcelain ring with...

Lavender Blue Vinta...

Lampwork Boro Glass...

Seeds in the Wind I...

2 Reversable Cloth ...

Vintage eco friendl...

Delicious Blackberr...

Vintage Metal Pictu...

Breathe... sterlin...

ACEO Card - Study i...

Shabby Chic White a...

white bird mobile w...

Hand Knit Rolled Br...

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Her artwork is beautiful and vibrant. I can practically smell the ocean in this one.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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I posted this recipe to my facebook friends, but it's 1 of my all time favorites and thought that others might enjoy it too. It's a great recipe for those following a gluten-free diet that want a delicious treat. I also make it at Passover time since there's no flour. This is a rich decadent cake. Enjoy! My personal notes are below the recipe.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

8 tbsp (1 stick) butter or margarine
18 oz. semisweet chocolate, divided
3/4 cup cream or nondairy creamer, divided
3/4 cup sugar
6 large eggs

1. Melt the butter or margarine & add 12 oz. of chocolate in double boiler. Whisk in 1/2 cup cream, sugar, then eggs. Pour into greased 9" springform pan or high-sided cake pan. Bake @ 350 degrees (~ 1 hour) with a pan of water on rack below until a tester comes out with wet (not liquidy) crumbs.

2. Remove carefully from oven & cool. Melt 6 oz. chocolate in double boiler; whisk in 1/4 cup cream. Invert cake & cover with ganache. Makes 10-12 servings.


1. I prefer to use butter, not margarine.
2. I've only used a springform pan & would think it difficult to invert the cake from a cake pan.

3. If you want a small treat now & then, I've made these in cupcake forms for my friend's husband, who's gluten-free. He freezes them & then takes out 1 at a time. To do this, I use cupcake liners, which I spray with Pam. You can frost them with the ganache too.
4. Disclaimer: Photo is a stock photo I found on the internet, though mine looks very DOES!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Etsy Treasury!

Pin It I am honored to be included in this beautiful treasury created by Mikki Ferrugiaro of MFDBeadworkOriginals on Etsy. Am honored to be included amongst these super talented beadmakers.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

International Shipping

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I know that some balk at sending out their beads to those in other countries, but I have to say, that it always puts a smile on my face when I send orders out overseas, especially Europe.

I've been there before (to a few countries at least) and I loved every minute of my travels. So, if I can't go there personally, at least my beads get to travel and I get to live vicariously through them.

Here are a few of my bead creations on their way to new faraway homes:

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Bead Trends

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I kept waiting for February to announce that one of my wine bottle stoppers is featured in Bead Trend Magazine. Of course I took out the magazine just now so I could post the page and see that it was the January edition. SHEESH! Guess I'm a tad late. ;-)

Not sure if it's still on the newstands, but take a look if you get a chance. It's on page 46.