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Blues for summer fun.

You’ll be seeing more blue in my shop. I received a shipment of glass last week and now this is one of my favorite colors, Lapis.

Spring is showing up on the island.

We are seeing small signs that spring is on it’s way after a cold winter with lots of snow. I think that has inspired these latest beads that are now in my Esty store IslandTop Glass Art.

Some new sets of lampwork beads

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Silversmith Class with Molly Sharp

I took a beginners silversmith class with Molly Sharp at the Tryon Arts and Crafts Center.  I learned a lot from Molly while  making this daisy pendant. So much so that I am now working on adding another… Read More

Who’s your buddy?

We got Homer last summer when Sadie got diagnosed with cancer. We figured Homer and Henry would buddy up and the loss of Sadie would not be so hard on Henry. Well, that was our plans but as… Read More

Roasted Pork Loin with three C’s

I saw Emeril cooking this recipe on Good Morning America I did make a few changes to the recipe, first I doubled the cooking sauce and added some chipotle sauce,  as Emeril would say to kick it up…. Read More

If you see a Cardinal good luck will follow.

I was told that if you see a cardinal it brings good luck to you in the future. Wishing each of you and a special friend a good future with these cardinals.

No snow in the forcast today.

Chichen Paprikash with Grocchi

Not to many recipes I follow without making any changes, but this one I did.  The recipe came from the Rachael Ray Show, it’s one of those recipes that the leftovers were even better. 🙂 Hey, look my… Read More

Samantha doing her studies.

She just does not understand why she and Craig can not study together.

Shrimp Lo Mein for Two

Shrimp Lo Mein Serves 2 1 Tbs sesame oil                                                   1 tsp minced garlic 1 Tbs vegetable oil                                              1 tsp minced ginger 24 medium peeled shrimp                                1/2 Tbs siracha chili sauce 1 julienne red pepper                                          1/4 cup soy sauce… Read More