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Enamel Earrings at IslandTop Gems

All my lampwork beads and enamels are made by me in my home studio located in Western North Carolina. I am very lucky to be able to work at home with my dogs, cats and birds. 😉 Oh… Read More

A trip to the back yard.

Playing with silver glass.

Available at my Etsy shop IslandTop Glass Art

Set of Brown and Gold Hollow Beads

If you love BIG beads you will love these hollows, because the beads are hollow they are light weight.  The center beads measures 25mms around almost an inch, these will make a statement piece of jewelry. You will… Read More

Play’n in the Creek

Never Ending Studio Clean-Up

Lately it seems that I’m spending more time organizing and changing things around then actually getting any work done.  Craig has been very understanding, check out the great glass storage area he made for me.

Playing with copper and gemstones.

Crazy Lace Agate is a cream, white, tan, gray and yellow-orange  semi-precious gemstone mined only in Mexico and therefore sometimes referred to as Mexican Lace Agate. Morning mist Lake Lure, NC

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.

Some new sets of lampwork beads

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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.