Monday, April 17, 2023


Hi everyone!

As per usual, I've gone WAY too long without writing a blog post!

I wanted to give several updates--

There's a new website in town, and guess who it represents?! ZENITHJADE CREATIONS. You can see it here at ! I've finally made the photography side of the business OFFICIAL & I'm slowly moving away from Etsy, (even though I LOVE them), because their fees have gotten too high. I've been on Etsy since 2006 and will still maintain and put listings up in my shop for clients BY REQUEST but clients will pay a 10% surcharge on all items listed on Etsy to cover the additional fees. I am at the same time ELATED and SAD, if that makes any sense! The new website ALSO has a STORE and I take credit cards and paypal via the website! I am working on setting up klarna, and I really thank you for your patience while I figure that side of the business out!

I've still been participating in SWAPS here and there! The latest one, The Bracelet Beads Swap, was put on by Lori Anderson of Pretty Little Things. Some photos are embedded in this post, but you can see them all by searching through the linked facebook group, or by visiting MY facebook group ZenithJade Makes! on facebook.

There are shows and photography EVENTS on the horizon! And I've been doing a LOT of charity work, as well, which I absolutely MUST tell you all about!

My next show to vend at is Mayfair in West Salem, WI at the Lion's Club Shelter, (see more info here), on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. My husband and I will be selling jewelry, leather goods, postcard prints and small 5"x7" metallic prints.

I am helping to organize the Bizarre Bazaar- a geeky show in La Crosse, WI at The Bronze Dragon. It is a show and fundraiser to help keep our favorite alcohol free gaming venue in downtown LaX in business. If you're interested in joining in on the fun and being a vendor, you can sign up here. If you can't join in but would like to help, I'm taking donations for giveaway baskets (items, gift cards or services) and/or you can donate here via GoFundMe. If you'd like more information, feel free to email me at or via gmail at 

There's also a fantastic Juneteenth Event which I'm participating in and DONATING to, so if you'd like to stay in the know about that, please please please join my group- I'll be posting all about it there! :)

I'm also organizing an Extra Life Gaming Event through The Coulee Region Gaming Guild which benefits Gundersen's Children's Miracle Network. It raises money for a really great cause which is helping kids thrive! This event is happening in November, and I will have more information on this soon!

As per usual, if you need to get in touch, please feel free to contact me via the form on my website, email or phone via text (I don't answer calls if I don't recognize the number). 

Thank you so much for sticking with me over the years! I've had this blog A LONG TIME and it's going to be wonderful to reconnect with you all again!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Bead Soup Blog Hop 2021! (Also known as the Bead Soup Swap & Create!) ::: THE BIG REVEAL!

You can see my original post HERE with all the cool beads Candida sent me and an introduction to Bead Soups and Blog Hopping! You can also find more information HERE on the Sum of Small Things blog!

Here is Candida's blog post about the swap!

Without further ado, here are the things I made using beads and findings Candida sent me & some of my own to supplement!

Goldstone, Czech Glass and Copper earrings

Fox Necklace! Carnelian/Agate, cats eye, freshwater pearls, Czech crystal, China crystal. All copper findings.

These are super awesome cluster/waterfall earrings. Czech glass. In copper!

Swirl earrings in coppper! Czech and China glass with copper findings.

I actually had to buy more copper findings, (OH WOE). :) I've had a ball with this challenge and I hope you've enjoyed what I've made! These goodies will be available to purchase in my ETSY SHOP soon! Please feel to check out my shop in the meantime!

Here's the participant list!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Bead Soup Blog Hop 2021! (Also known as the Bead Soup Swap & Create!)

Long time no write! I am participating in another blog hop, this time for Bead Soup Cafe! I'm pretty excited about it and have already made several pieces of jewelry!

Let me tell you a little about Bead Soup Blog Hops- we get assigned a partner, which we then trade an assortment of beads with. THEN we make something from the beads we get! :) It's a solid bit of fun!


My partner, Candida, sent me a lovely assortment of beads! Lots of Czech glass, some China glass, goldstone, freshwater pearls that are top drilled!, agates, carnelian, jasper and findings and bits in copper! She also sent me a bead assortment (BEAD SOUP) that was full of lovely colors- I'll have to take a picture of it to show you all!

I used to work in copper A LOT so this was a pretty inspiring mix! Needless to say, I've been having a lot of fun with it.

This is the loot I sent Candida! I chose pinks and yellows for Spring!!! (And OF COURSE Freshwater Pearls to round everything out. If you know me, you know I'm OBSESSED with pearls!).

Some gemmy bits, miracle glass, China glass, handmade lampwork glass and resin work, sari silk and textured cord! All really fun stuff, I think! Also some bits made by me!

I really hope she loved everything. Just so many fun colors in that mix and I tried to send her a good soup! :)

And here I am starting to work on things:

Had to blur out the finished project! That's going to be revealed on APRIL 10TH, 2021!!!

 Watch this space for the big reveal on April 3rd!!! :)