Thursday, January 28, 2010

lovey dovey penguins!

my mom (aka firebug) made these glass penguins on the torch (wow!) for our friend millie's retirement gift! it's a girl and boy penguin (OBVIOUSLY to represent millie and her husband, har har marm!), and she wanted it to be super nice, so she asked me to give it a special wire job.

i mused over the couple for a while, studying their interaction and affection for each other. it was clear that they wanted to be immortalized on sterling silver and the girl penguin asked to sit on a heart. voila! - 2 penguins in love, that want to stay close to each other :)

this is cissy in her bedroom. her mama ought to clean that mess up!!

just kidding! no call CPS!! it's cissy at our latest clutter party - enjoying the spoils. another fun pic to enjoy!

luv jamie

Sunday, January 24, 2010

i am loveable and capable...

i am loveable and capable. that is a phrase that jason learned in 2nd grade and something he reminds me of quite frequently. in turn, i try to send this message out as much as possible, it's so simple and makes me happy! michelle stamped it beautifully on this pendant - i love it!

this is my BE bracelet. i thought about all the things i want to BE on a daily basis... whew, it's amazing there's time for t.v. and snacks, huh! i'm currently addicted to the re-runs of numbers.

gotta jam, there's an episode on my tivo and i want to drill a big hole in a piece of apatite. i have an idea, and if it comes out, you'll be seeing it here!

take care, breathe, and if you are having any negative thoughts for whatever reason, just think that i am sending you a drizzle of pink hearts all over your head at this very moment!
bye bye!

Friday, January 22, 2010

happy bday sale at TBG!

bye bye pretty bracelet! sandy made this a couple of years ago, and i stole it as a store sample! we are finally returning it and here is my farewell pic... it's needle and thread stitched turquoise, sterling silver and apatite gemstones, sooooo AWESOME! bye bye.. :(

ON a happy note, it was jason's birthday, and to celebrate, we are having a 40% off sale on all freshwater pearls and garnet by the piece and by strands, until the end of the month!

stay tuned for more pics.. got a new camera!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LOVE the lampwork!

love the jeff barber handmade glass beads! we designed and made this necklace for rene, using tiny little gemstone drops to accent the bead, and to increase her personal power :)

wonder why handmade glass beads are called "lampwork"? cause a long, long time ago, they used to be made over an oil lamp! there's more to it, so if you are interested, drop me a line! handmade glass beads aka lampwork, are how I ended up with a bead store! I was so attracted to hot glass, that I picked up lampworking as a hobby about 20 years ago, and beading was secondary (just so I could put MY beads on a string to wear it.) who'd a thought, huh!

i think i want to hop back on that torch! thankfully, marm and calvin have the entire set-up, and they teach classes so i have a place to go!

today is a special day, just like every other - sending you some love, so close your eyes, breathe and be well!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

i do lomilomi!

and you can too! For the past 2 years, I've been spending my free time doing some "spiritual work", learning about meditation, healings and what my soul's purpose is! I took lomilomi classes last year with Kumu Karen and loved it!

Remember, these are beading hands, NOT massaging hands, so I was a bit fearful when I took the class - about my lack of experience and not knowing a thing about the body, except that I LOVE MASSAGE (when given to me). It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much about myself, healing, and our abilities to heal each other in the process of healing ourselves.

anyhow, I'm taking the class again this weekend, and taking Amanda too, for her christmas present, so we're gonna have fun!! Here's some info below if you feel moved to try something new, and learn even more about yourself.

if you have questions, check out kumu karen's website or call her! She's a kind, loving and attentive woman, who will gladly answer your questions, sometimes even when YOU don't know what the question is! :)


my last day on guammy - got 50 handmade tortillas to take back for marm and friends, yum!

chocolate torte got MY attention , yuammy in guammy!

January 9th and 10th 2010- Hawaiian Culture and
Lomilomi Massage Class

Hawaii calls....can you hear her calling you? Hawaii is not a destination, it is a breathing, living being. Experience the spirituality that is Hawaii. Breathe in the gentle breezes, fragrant with the coming rain, feel the carress of the ancestors as they guide you and protect you.

Listen to the Hawaiian Values, shared in the form of stories, that speak to your heart. Learn to give a relaxing Lomilomi massage, then receive one. It's heavenly!

The class is taught by Kumu Lomilomi and Master teacher, Karen Leialoha Carroll. Be embraced by unconditonal love that can transform your life.

The class will be held at Hawaii Healing Arts College in Kailua. 407 Uluniu St. 2nd floor, from 9 am-5 pm. Bring a sarong, a bottle of water for yourself, and single flat sheets for the table. Massage lotion can be purchased at the school if you don't have any. Bring quarters for parking on the lower level of the public parking structure. Downstairs is the 5 hr. parking meters. Casual dress, bring lunch or buy lunch nearby.

You can get more info from Kumu's website: or call Kumu Karen at 228-3813. The class is $375, but you will receive a huge discount through The Bead Gallery. Cost for you is $200. Class size is limited, please register with Kumu asap. 228-3813.

the nose knows!

i can sniff out a bead store, ANYWHERE!! we were driving around a little neighborhood in guam after dropping off dad at dialysis (easy on the sweets everyone, dialysis is TOUGH), and out of the corner of my eye, i saw a sign that said, the BEAD HIVE! hmmm.. "jashun, pull over!"
i found guam's only and newest bead store (3 months old), and got some omiyages for the girls and was just thrilled to find a beader in guam! next time we visit, i have a bead friend, jackie, and bead doggie friend, abby, so i'm going to learn how to make polymer clay chocolate candies!

life is great... meanwhile, i had a great idea yesterday for a new class that focuses on making projects with the intent of sending good intentions, love and healing energies for ourselves and gifts! working on it.. you'll see it coming soon! i'm pretty jazzed up about this!!!!