Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New online class is a fairy necklace.

Here is a description of the class. It is for sale on my etsy shop  Bisbeebliss . The price is 85.00 and  includes the online class  AND the Kit .
Fairy is 4 inches long by 2  1/4  inches wide 
After purchase f will receive a link to  the  online class in HD video.  It is  viewed on the  web site VIMEO. The class may be accessed
 24/7 with  an unlimited time frame. 

In this class you will make 2 shrink plastic beads using  the  SHRINKETS mold included in your kit.  You  will also  make  a pair of iridescent  shrink plastic  fairy wings and mold them to fit on the dolls back.  Beaded arms and legs are created and strung on flex wire.  Assemblage techniques  are also taught. A hand made resin covered cabochon doll head is also included in your kit. You may purchase  these  dolls head separately for future  creations. They are listed for sale in the sections “bezels  and cabochons “.

Here is the link to my etsy shop for purchasing Bisbeebliss. 

You may also purchase extra hand made heads on my shop as well. They are $12 each 
Thanks for reading . 


Friday, January 13, 2017

More news about the tucson bead show

The Tucson  Gem show is a massive event that happens late Jan through mid Feb every  year in  Tucson. Hundreds of vendors come form all over the world  and  set up smaller  show events  that cna be found everywhere in the city during this time  frame .
 Some shows future artisans   selling  hand made beads and  others future  African beads, gem stones  glass beads   etc. Many variety of vendors  can be found at  shows all over the city. Some put on their show at hotels and some set up tents  in parking lots .
This time of year is the  best time of year to visit TUCSON too.
Classes are also  offered at many of the different shows.
 I am vending and selling at THE TUCSON BEAD SHOW. It is held at the Raddison  hotel  for Jan 30 through feb 4th .  This  show is where I will  officially  launch  my new  SHRINKETS . Featuring   all things shrink plastic  for bead making . Molds, kits, tools and  hand made  beads.
One of the class  kits I will be offering is  my Fairy necklace kit,  seen below  The kit comes  with most  the material needed  to make the class , plus instruction and  an online l link to an  HD video of class . It also has  one of my   hand made cabochon  faces set in a resin covered bezel with a  head pin for adding the fairy body. I will also be selling these   heads separately at that show.

Fairy necklace class kit and online class link   featured at  THE TUCSON BEAD SHOW 

                                                                    Heads for fairy

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Today I am featuring  Renee Troy's  exquisite calligraphy  work. Renee is the  first member    on my Shrinkets design  team . Her charms and pendants  will be featured  along   my entire line of SHRINKET Product  that official launches at The Tucson Bead Show  Jan 30 - feb 4 2017.

Renee is happy to do you a custom charm or pendant. Here is her site THE WORD IS ART 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter in Wonderland

 Many if you are  just getting your  first snow or snow this really cover the ground  and STAYS till spring.  In honor of this white  fluffy stuff I bring you image of several things in nature  named after snow  and  also my bracelet  called .... 

 snow flower
 snowy owl 
 snow egret 

 snow snake 
 snow leopard

 Winter in wonderland   
Winter in Wonderland $135.00 plus $5.00 shipping=$140.00

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Pastel trends

My question is how many of you pay attention to trends. If you are a commercial artist or designer of any type you need to pay close attention and hopefully be a trendsetter. 
Gray has been hot for a while but now we see ice pastels showing everywhere as an accent to the grays . In housewares , decorating ,gardening and fashion. 
I will be launching my line of SHRINKETS at THE TUSCON BEAD SHOW Jan 30- feb 5 2017 
I will be selling tools such as molds sets etc.. class kits and lots of handmade shrink beads. This past week I have focused on pastels . Here are some samples online with trend research.

my shrink plastic beads in icy  pastels 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Grandma's cookies

My favorite child hood  Christmas memory was spending every Christmas  eve at my Grandma Cook's ( yes her last name was Cook) and she lived up to the name. Her   food was  the best part of the  evening .Trays and plates of decadent  sweets  covered every surface of the house.
 Ham and turkey where both prepared along with perfect gravy, mashed potatoes  and marshmallow topped sweet potatoes, fresh made cranberry  salad. homemade rolls and  jams, real butter and  winter fruit  salad along with pies of apple ,pumpkin  and pecan .She also made home made cream puffs .
 It seemed the only lights in the house  came form  the kitchen  heated up by the    buzz of   activity.The  rest of the home was lite only by the  sparkle of the Christmas  tree  and its reflections in the eyes of her grandchildren. 
 Grandmother loved  Christmas.  She started making cookies  early  in  the fall ,freezing   doughs as she went along. My favorite where here sour cream roll ups. I have posted the recipe   along with images of how I let this sweet memory influence my latest creations . I call this piece Sweet Erma 

 Sweet Erma  is an  18 inch necklace made of handmade shrink plastic beads and strung on flex wire with  shepherds hook clasp  beads 
 $94 and includes  shipping

Sunday, December 4, 2016

first frost

We are just getting our  first frost here in Tucson. I took photos and then created   shrink plastic beads using some in  this necklace .  I used the  color in  my  photo as  my inspiration .

The chains is 24 inches long, adding the pendant makes it 27 inches . Leaves are about 1 inch long and flowers drops are 11/4 inches  wide. 

$65.00 plus  $4.00 shipping - $69.00