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With a background in art and media, a B.A. from UCLA, a history of travel, and a long time interest in beads, I moved from Southern California to Salem, Oregon, where I live now. I like to garden, mostly in containers. When I get creative I really go, but I have periods of just waiting, and gathering supplies and inspirations.


  • Melody F shared a new Fresh Pick: “A Colorful Life”   1 day, 3 hours ago

  • Melody F commented on the Fresh Pick “Turq, Blue, Green & Gold”   1 day, 5 hours ago

    Nice pick Nancy! Congratulations on your POD! Lots of possibilities here for stunning combinations.

  • Melody F commented on the Design “May Showers Bring Spring Flowers”   5 days, 7 hours ago

    Oooh! Very pretty! Extremely lovely! I would just add a tiny carnelian bead charm or two higher up to echo the orange-ish red of the flower pendant, or maybe tiny Czech bellflowers in a somewhat subdued tomato red. I know you already have some beads doing that, so maybe my idea is superfluous. You chose some [...]

  • Melody F commented on the Design “Purple Haze”   1 week, 4 days ago

    What’s that little critter charm I spy among the dangles? It adds a touch of whimsy, as does the heart toggle clasp. I love purple, and chunky bracelets, so this one really caught my attention. If it is headed to your store I bet it will sell quickly.

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