Winnner of the Spring draw!

I'm on the road right now on but stopping long enough to say Congratulations to the winner of the draw for the Spring bracelet.

[Yes it is a couple of days earlier than I originally announced but I may be on the road again on that date so I'm drawing now so that I can have it in the mail.]

The winner is Nita Butler~ so thank you all for entering and being part of Fire and Glass. I will have another draw in a month or two ..it will be something earthy and Israeli inspired so check in with me then..

Enjoy your week everyone!


As are most bloggers, I'm always looking for a cool widget to make the blog interesting and dynamic.
I personally like pages that have lots of information and color..without overwhelming of course. anyway ~ I found this one today.. a site dedicated to announcing give aways..

gotta Love it

speaking of ..go and enter mine if you haven't already!


Good-bye our Lovely California..

Well, we are leaving the beautiful beautiful state of California and we'll miss it terribly. I know. I said the same thing when we left Boston did I not? But truly, Santa Barbara county is a place of beauty.. the green hills, the massive trees..the ocean, the glorious weather. It's a state that we would love to come back to when we're ready to settle down. yea..either here or Boston~ :-)

We spent Saturday afternoon at the El Capitan State park~

..so it's goodbye to California for now and Hello once again to Israel! We're thrilled to be sent back to the little country of Israel~ there are so many places we still need to see!
We were hurried on our trip to Jerusalem in September and promised each other that we'd come back and hike an area called the Mata Forest [forest of Peace]..there are some very sweet ruins there.

So, the next time I post we should be in Be'er Sheva, Israel..stay safe everyone!


Spring Give Away!!

Small, delicate strand of teeny tiny seed beads, small freshwater pearls and one perfect petite flameworked bead. Fastens with sterling silver lobster clasp. Measures 7"

Don't you love March!?

Even if you're still in the snow and feeling the cold you know it won't be long before the water is running and that sweet new green covers the ground.

March calls for an 'I love Spring!!' giveaway

How can you enter this great Spring giveaway??

You can enter to win this very feminine spring-y lampwork bracelet by either

1. joining me on Facebook

2. Following me on twitter


3. Add me to your etsy circle

Make sure you come back here and leave a comment to tell me which you did and some way of contact should you win. All of your names will be duly noted and entered into a draw and I will pull the winning name on the 17th of March..yes, St Paddy's Day.

Enjoy your day all!