Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bead Trends Magazine

I am very excited to announce that one of Elements by Dawn's new designs will be published in the January 2012 edition of Bead Trends Magazine!  Be sure to look for it at a newstand near you!

P.S. I'd love to give you a sneak-peek of the design, however, the publishers have asked to keep everything under wraps until the magazine comes out. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I've recently returned from our annual family vacation. This year we traveled to the Black Hills of South Dakota with an overnight stay in the Badlands. 

This was one of the most beautiful, inspiring, and relaxing vacations our family has taken in a very long time.

We stayed in Custer State Park on Sylvan Lake.  We were surrounded by Ponderosa Pines, bold mountain formations, wildlife of all sorts, and peace and quiet.  We cooked over a campfire almost every night and enjoyed some S'mores too.

Cell phone and internet were non-existant.  We couldn't use them even if we tried.  The best part was, we didn't really miss them either...except once.

Enjoy the photos.....

Sylvan Lake

Mount Rushmore

Wild Bison Herd