Beach Star Designs

Unique custom jewelry crafted on Anna Maria Island, Florida


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It's been a year since I added to my blog!?   I plan to be better at this - and at my art.  It IS what I LOVE!   

So there's this - 

When buying from an artist/maker, you're buying more than just an object/paining.  You're buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation.  You are buying days, weeks, months, of frustration and moments of PURE JOY.  You aren't just buying a "thing", you're buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone's life.  Most importantly, you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.  


Thank you for supporting Beach Star Designs. 


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  Beach Star Designs will be at the following event

Anna Maria Island's Christmas Walk 2016

Friday Dec. 2   2016 5:30-8:00


 Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL at Trolley Stop 15

For more information call: 941-778-6648 or 941-545-0669

or visit



Spring (or summer) is here

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It's going to be more difficult to keep me inside now - temperatures are in the high 70's to low 80's.   The sun and surf are calling me to come out and play.  Great for inspiration but not great for actually working on new ideas.  BUT  Friday calls for rain and lower temps - low of 44 on Friday morning.  I'd better take advantage of the "bad" weather to work!


A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

Marcel Proust




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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!  Remember those you love today - and EVERY DAY! 

WHEW - just finished reviewing my inventory.  Not as much fun as working on a new piece but a necessity.   All "girls" accounted for!  

Now for some fun stuff!



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Bruce is off to Colorado where it is 18*!   I am here in sunny  Florida where it  is 68*!  I will have a much better week.   I have new pieces to create - look for them!!   I also have books to read, closets to clean, music to learn AND a Super Bowl to watch.  Oh, and maybe a glass of wine to drink!

 Thomas Merton, American Catholic writer and mystic,  says "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

So look for me in the Lost and Found Department!!

Happy New Year.... a little late

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I finally have time to wish you all a very Happy New Year.   A great evening spent with family - in our downtown - eating, dancing and yes, a drink or two.  Then home to two days of great "old" friends.  Now back to work - watch for new pieces to be added to the web page.

The best of 2014 to you!!!!


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Had a day without being able to access my website.  Called my webmaster, Jason!  Got it figured out.   So today I have an order of 6 Pride bracelets to finish - BUT when I deliver them I get a great meal at our local Vietnamese Restaurant.  I'll be working fast!  Happy day to all -