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Follow me as I explore Alaska's vast coastline.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Last Minute Holiday Shopping, Alaskan Style

      It's that time of year...last minute gifts, holiday cards, and so many festivities abound!!! No worries, The Beach House Gallery has you covered. Handmade, one of a kind art treasures will make any recipient on your list a very, very, happy receiver. Homer, Alaska will have its unique version of last minute holiday shopping available all day on Saturday, December 17th, 10:00am-6:00pm. Be there it will be a glorious holiday extravaganza for all.!!!
Blessed and Joyous greetings to each and every one of you!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Ain't it dandy?  For the last year I have made it my exercise of choice to create some form of art each and everyday. For me it is  mental and emotional cleansing something like brushing your teeth, you know you have to do it; and in the end your all the better for it. My initial goal was and still is that someday I may master the craft of surface design. Each day as I attempt to learn something new, I stay open about my threshold with artistic challenges, about seeing the repetitions that frequent my work as a whole, and how I always tend to gravitate to the familiar and safe choices within a color palette. Some days I might only create a small row of leaves, or the outer petals of a flower, other days I can actually get the images from my brain to completion via the computer screen. I know for myself if I want to grown as a artist I must practice in order to discover, discover all that I am capable of as an artist, and as a human being which; gives me so much more to share with you. Thank you so much, my dedicated readers for this incredible journey!

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Sale

Sail On Through                                                                                 Inez Dunn©2016

Hello Friends,
Its fall! And I'm having one of those great sales events...I have curated much of the old and many new jewelry items all just for you! Click on the jewelry tab at the top of the page and view the amazing assortment of one of a kind earrings. Earrings for any and every occasion, plus there are necklaces all artistically fashioned, all unique and will compliment any fall outfit. There is still much more I need to do but, I'm having a blast with the updated look of this blog, and it is my hope you will enjoy the layout and selections just the same. There is more to come, please keep coming back and please share this site with a friend.

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Monday, June 13, 2016


Crystal Clear Persuasion                                                                 Inez Dunn©2016                                

When you think of the sparkling beauty and shiny glow of crystals you might first think of the name Swarovski, the Austrian company known for its stunning crystal-cut glass beads. And although man made cut crystal is quite alluring, I'm thinking more about the crystal-like gems that are found deep within the Earth.
Recently, I came across historical data that states or even claims many organic minerals contain medicinal sources of energy that can directly affect the human body; the link suggests it is because of the trace elements that are contained within the stones. Like so many mysteries this planet gives, magnetic, electrical and even vibrational phenomenon occurs all around us, which I believe can support such claims. The following un-treated gemstones possess a "crystal-clear" brilliancy and to the untrained eye can almost resemble a diamond in appearance. Here are my three favorites: Danburite, Goshenite, and Phenakite. My selection considers how durable the stone is for the purposes of being placed into a jewelry setting, with that in mind the hardness of a stone is very important. A diamond is a 10 on the Mohs' scale of hardness. The Mohs' scale determines first how easily a gem can be scratched then how susceptible the gem will be when cut by a gemstone cutter.  Danburite is a 7 on the Mohs' scale and is reported to have a crystal healing intention that releases blocked energies. Danburite got its name from the town of Danbury, Connecticut for which it was reportedly first discovered. The gemstone Goshenite, is a 7.5-8 on the hardness scale, and it was named after the town Goshen, Massachusetts, its crystal vibration leans towards, authenticity and truth. The gemstone,"Phenakite" which is my favorite, takes its name from the Greek word meaning  "deceiver" due to its similarity to rock crystal. Its hardness is the same as Goshenite but, this stone is reported to emit the highest vibrational energy of any natural stone, and it looks just like a diamond when not under magnification. I could go on and on about the beauty of so many crystal-clear gems and their known properties but I've things to do, people!. I will add do check-out any local gem, rock or mineral show in your area, or even at your local museum, and take in a sparking glance of some of these natural wonders and do it soon after all; Clarity and Healing is something all of us can use.  Peace.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Flutter Away

Free to Fly                                                                      Inez Dunn ©2016

Butterflies are mysterious and fascinating creatures. They gracefully appear out of no where, silent and meditative and then disappear with as much ease as when they arrived. With spring nearly upon us images of butterflies are popping-up everywhere. From towel linens to purses, barrettes, and even jewelry pieces like the ones I created in the photo below. Instead of coming-up roses, spring is now trending with all things, four winged. Naturally, I became a bit curious and immediately sat down at my computer using the free movement of  the mouse as my pen and brush, and began to pursue my own interpretation of this magical insect. And then you could say, I caught the bug! (Pun intended). After I drew and playfully rendered my first butterfly drawing I was soon on to creating many more butterflies with various filters and elements. (As seen above).  In Alaska there are as many as 80 species of butterflies, and in a rare and recent discovery the golden Tanana Arctic butterfly was just added to Alaska's growing butterfly list. So maybe today's mantra could be in the musings of the famed Cassius Clay he said,"Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee", and although I'll never be a boxer...this artist will walk away happily from this months post, lighter and inspired almost like I'm floating, just like a butterfly!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Misty Mendo                                                                                                             Inez Dunn@2016
Eye's in the Sky                                                                                           Inez Dunn@2016
Beach As Art                                                                                                                Inez Dunn@2016

My love for the sea first began along California's north coast. The ocean's beauty and beaches affected my young heart; it was a time and place where I soon realized that nature was, indeed ART. As a child I eagerly adored every tide-pool. Sea glass and fragmented seashells beckoned me. The north coast is breath-taking; its globally recognized by its signature rocky headlands veiled in a ghostly fog. The ocean's neighbor is just as impressive; Majestic Redwood forests. These forests shoulder the Pacific ocean, they inhale the seas foamy air and invite us high into her mountains. In these forests Maidenhair ferns thrive knee deep haloed only by slivers of falling sunlight. Remnants of old tree stumps breathe once more with new saplings reaching upward through the canopy. The air is oxygen heavy and fragrant with verdant spices.
 In Alaska my desire and inspiration to create come from these long ago experiences and are fostered each and everyday by the raw and unspoiled landscape that surround me. It is the sea, the neighboring rivers, and the richness of our Spruce forests that feed my soul and inspire me to create.  Thank you faithful readers who support me, believe in my art and have allowed me to share my NATURE with you!

Friday, January 15, 2016

DYI Bracelet Project

       "Hey, Copper"                                                                                      Inez Dunn©2016

 It's January, and I'm wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Let's start this month with  a fun and easy DYI bracelet project. I love working with metals and copper is one of my favorites because, it's affordable, and malleable. Copper can be painted, etched, torched, enameled and even hammered into a beautiful shine. Okay, Lets begin.


Beading wire
Gloves (sturdy)
Hole punch tool
Jump rings
Pliers: Needle nose, wide nose
Rubber bands (thick and wide)
Sand paper
Soup can
Tin Snips
Wire: 16-gauge 


Use the tin snips to cut copper at approximately 3/4" inches wide by 2-1/2" inches in length.
Sand the edges of the copper till smooth.
Align the hole punch tool and make two holes at both ends of the copper tab.
Insert the eyelets into both holes and set them appropriately.
Place copper tab firmly over the soup can and conform (wearing your gloves). Wrap the rubber bands around the soup can to hold the copper tab in place and set aside for 24 hours.
Attach the jump rings or create a simple loop with wire then secure to one end of the bracelet.
Thread the beads onto beading wire and crimp to the jump ring at one end and to the clasp at the other end.

Copper has a warm glow and is complimentary to any skin type. This metal is claimed by some to have anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate arthritis which, makes this the ideal project and jewelry accessory to wear this cold January month. Enjoy!