Friday, November 27, 2009


I haven't done a give away in FOREVER!!
So here goes...
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Turkey and Swiss 'Hot pocket'

I make this recipe every year the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas evening.
Super yummy and SO easy!

Homemade Turkey and Swiss ‘Hot Pocket’

2 pkgs. Refrig. Crescent Rolls
½ C. mayonnaise
2Tbl. honey Dijon mustard
2 C. cooked turkey, chopped (about 12 oz.)
½ C. chopped celery
½ C. dried cranberries (optional)
4 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup)
¼ walnuts, chopped

1.Preheat over to 375. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. With wide ends of triangles toward center., arrange 8 triangles in a line on a cookie sheet or baking stone and match wide end to wide end. Seal seams.
2.Measure mayo, mustard and pepper into a bowl.
3.Chop turkey and celery and add to mixture.
4.Add dried cranberries and walnuts.
5.Add shredded Swiss cheese.
6.Scoop the filling over the middle seam in the dough.
7.Lift each point of the dough over the top of the filling. Repeat with all the points alternating across the top of the sandwich.
8.Bake 20 to 25 mins. Until golden brown

Makes about 10 servings.
Adapted from Pampered Chef ‘Turkey Cranberry Wreath’
Patricia Robitaille

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Silent auction piece for Sumba...

The remote island of Sumba is one of the poorest islands in the Indonesian Archipelago, yet culturally it is one of the richest, with very strong, ancient traditions.

I used larger then normal beads for this necklace.
I went to the Sumba web site and gave this necklace the colors that made me think of the people and the surroundings of the island itself. I wanted it to be more colorful and chunky.
This necklace comes apart to make 2 separate necklaces and can be worn without the large spotted creme and black cross on the bottom.

A Vision of Hope - 2009 Fundraising Evening
For more HERE
Please join us for our 2009 Fundraiser Dinner and Auction, Saturday November 7, 2009 at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo, California.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


I love the colors of tropical fish.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

keeping it organic...kind of...

I made this bracelet for my friend Trisha.
I love, LOVE, love the color!!
It's made out of a Gin bottle she gave me not to long ago.
I also mixed in some beer bottle, little river stones and a jasper.
It's surprise, I hopes she loves it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Your amazing and I'm blessed.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

they say it's your birthday?..

Happy Birthday to you!

for my friend, Bonnie

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


to make something acceptable or pleasant in spite of its negative qualities or aspects

Ephesians 1:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins...

Recycled/redeemed glass:
This glass has been a little harder to work with.. kind of stubborn, it takes longer to melt and it's harder to shape.
Somethings are worth the extra effort.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

upcycled glass anklets...

These are my new favorites!!
recycled glass anklets, So pretty! I made this one for my friend, Donna She bought it as a birthday gift for Heidi... shhh, don't tell her.
The first one I made like this I listed on Etsy and it sold in just a few hours.
This one is a combination of a gin bottle and a beer bottle and some little pebbbles.
really organic looking.
I have to go make more of these...toodles!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Recycled glass bottles!

I'm lovin' these colors, last week I mixed a few together (gin, beer and water bottles) then made this anklet, listed it on Etsy and it's already sold!
I can hardly wait to spend some more time making beads from my 'new' glass...

FYI.. The gin bottle was a gift from a friend, thanks Trisha!

Monday, August 31, 2009

seeing eye glasses

For my friend, Diane.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

so CUTE!!

take a look at these super cute tissue holders!
Kim is a talented seamstress. She has a great eye for detail.
I love her stuff and have 3 or 4 of her super cute aprons that I use ALL the time!
click HERE to see more of her beautiful aprons

Sunday, August 16, 2009

pinK PinK you StinK!

This is a custom Order for Laura, I wonder which pair she'll like better?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the perfect wedding...

we went to Santa Barbara for the weekend to celebrate a friends wedding.
The weather was amazing, the wedding was perfect and the food and wine were fabulous, to say the least.

But first, I have to share with you, my most favorite picture from the weekend.
This guy sculpted a sand mermaid and was asking for a dollar if you wanted to take a picture, Well worth it since other people just laid out blankets with signs as to why they wanted you to throw money.

In case you can't read what people wrote on their signs and blankets one says "Why lie? need beer" another says "I know those other guys have bigger blankets, but I'm new at this" and the last one just says "Homeless"
My cynical self wonders about the truth in this but then again, it's a sign of the times...

When we got to the reception I begged a couple of wine bottles (empty) from one of the waiters who was kind enough to accommodate. He looked at me as though a horn was growing out of my head as I told him I wanted to melt the glass and make a keep sake.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Yesenia's Dream Dresses

I made this bracelet for a 'silent auction' that will be held tomorrow night at The Anaheim White House Resturant.
All the procedes from this event will benefit the programs of
Yesenia's Humanitarian Foundation.
I would give you the site address, but I believe it's been hacked into and has a virus. I can tell you it has to do with supplying prom dresses and all the extras that go along with prom for young ladies who wouldn't be able to go because of finances. (in a nut shell)

Monday, June 22, 2009

'tis the season...

for pedicures and anklets!

this one is environmentally friendly, it's made from recycled glass.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I can think of a few more reasons...

How about using the bottles to make jewelry?! that's what makes my heart happy!!

Yep, If you've had that empty bottle sitting around collecting dust from your special occasion, you know... Anniversary, That BIG birthday, New years eve (BTW, Dom is coming soon!) why not save the label or have me remove it for you and I'll send it back with your special bracelet or anklet made from the glass??

Monday, June 8, 2009

first I have to share my disappointment...

I've had this bottle, for what seems like forever and finally broke it only to be disappointed that the beautiful red color was only a film covering the bottle! ugh!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

my BiG, FaT, upcycled bracelet

The green glass, leaves and beads are recycled wine bottle.
The flowers are made from Italian glass.

Friday, May 29, 2009

uP cycling

I had some girl friends over a couple of weeks ago and LoVed the color of one of the wine bottles. It almost made it to the recycle bin, but made it's way to my torch instead!
As my friend Suzanne would say "it's been UP cycled"

Friday, May 22, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Naked Lady!

It's my friend Kim's birthday today!
I hope she likes her present!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

something blue

Click HERE to see more pictures and a description.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's day

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

to see another picture of this bracelet...
click HERE

Sunday, March 15, 2009

the beach

I'm looking forward to summer.
for more pictures of this bracelet...
click... HERE

Friday, February 27, 2009


and 'brew' have been keeping me busy.
To see more click...HERE

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's

Big Honkin' heavy earrings, just the kind my friend Tandra likes to wear!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

meet Theodore

Paige's new puppy.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

peace, love and happiness...

two thousand and nine...

thought I'd try something new for the new year.

This cross is hanging from my rear view mirror.
the bottom cracked off when I was taking it off the mandrel, so I glued (gasp!)the piece back on.