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Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Funky" Necklace

I made a couple of "funky" pearl necklaces.   "Funky" is the name attached to the pearl pendants by the supplier.   I have one on my website under Necklaces.   I'll post a photo of the other one tomorrow.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Octagon Coffee Table Aquarium -

I have a friend who is really into aquariums big time.  I recently ran across the "perfect addition" to her present aquarium set up:
Octagon Coffee Table Aquarium -

While you're looking at the coffee table, be sure to check out this fantastic sink, too!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I recently visited Asheville, North Carolina.  The first few days were hot, but it cooled off to nearly "normal".  Asheville is an arts center in the North Carolina mountains (along the Blue Ridge Parkway) with a fabulous local arts and crafts guild.  Watch for and attend the Southern Highlands Guild shows.  They are out of this world!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

M. Reda in Atlanta

I had a great time at the Mahmoud Reda dance workshop in Atlanta this past weekend!  Mr. Reda is a living legend and one of Egypt's artistic treasures.  The seminar and show were sponsored by Amani of Atlanta, who did a terrific job! 

People attended from around the country and there was at least one international participant, so I got to see a lot of friends who came especially for a chance to study with Mr. Reda.  The Saturday night show featured a large variety of dancers with contrasts in dance styling - older styles vs. styling currently popular.  At the end of the day Sunday, the vendors were interviewed as part of a potential upcoming segment on CNN.   Stay tuned and I'll try to let you know if this segment is going to be aired and when.

Needless to say, I'm still working on getting new photos up on the website.   Look for them this week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Here's What I've been Doing

I've been having fun creating pendants and necklaces with some of the pearls I've acquired recently.  

Awhile back I posted a photo of flower I made from keshi pearls.  Here's the complete necklace.   I used the flower as the closure.