My love of the beach.

I am all about the beach. You would think I still live there. Only in my heart. I lived on the coast of Oregon and CA for 8 years in the 80's. My heart has been there ever since. The daily walks on the beach. The feel of sand. The sound of the waves. The smell of the salt air. The powerful force of God.

This weekend Mike and I will travel with my mother and 3 of our grandchildren to Oregon and spend time with our other two grandchildren, our son and daughter in law. Five kids, 13 to 18 months with sweatshirts and jeans, buckets for shells and rocks and lots of love to go around.

My designs at this time of year are often reflective of this inspiration. I love the colors, and the art bead created by like minds. Watch my shop as I add more designs with this wonderful influence. 


  1. They're all beautiful, and making me long for the coast. I've never lived by the coast, but our family loves to take vacations to anywhere with water and sand.

  2. Although I have lived in KY for about 29 years, I lived at the beach in So. Ca before that and my parents retired to the OR coast 30 years ago. My heart is always there. A lot of my creative ideas stem from that influence. I love your designs. Very pretty.

  3. How weird is that, I just read your son lives in Bandon. That is where my mom and dad retired to. That was my mom's dream, she is gone now but my dad still owns their home on beachloop. I am jealous that you get to go to this wonderful town. That beach is really the only beach my kids knew. We spent every vacation there. Enjoy.

  4. love your beachy pieces..i used to live in oregon too..miss the beautiful coast

  5. All so lovely! You do such a nice job with staging your photos. This makes me long for a summer getaway!
    Enjoy the day!

  6. Those are amazing -- and the beads you chose are TERRIFIC!