Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Newly Updated! The Arabesque Necklace

So, I’m trying to go through all of my tutorials, both old and new, and update them.  Its my goal for December and January.  So far, I’m not doing too badly, but we’ll see if I get sidetracked!
The Arabesque Necklace!  Just updated and re-released on my Etsy! Now, with more fringe!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Another bead and soutache pendant added to my Etsy!

Just added to my Etsy! Another Soutache and Bead Embroidered Pendant!

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Beading Tutorial added to my Etsy! The Ancient Treasures Bracelet

This class has been retired, so the tutorial has been released to my Etsy for sale!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Soutache and Bead Embroidered Pendant added to my Etsy!

Just added to my Etsy! Soutache and Bead Embroidered Pendant

Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday Time!

Happy holidays, everyone!

 Its just after Thanksgiving and I'm taking a short break from finishing up some projects, and writing articles for both the International Society for Glass Beadmakers and Artisan's Jewelry Times. Its crazy fun around here! So, there's a bunch of stuff going on in December, but first we have this insane weekend coming up.

First up: There are still a few spaces left for the all-inclusive special Club Bead retreat that I'll be teaching in Florida for the Jewelry Arts Guild at Club Med, Florida. And what better time to go than February? Laura McCabe, Cynthia Rutledge and I all have new projects for the event. You can see all the details and the other two projects at

SATURDAY November 26 - on Our Private Sales Group
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     - Needle Sharpening Pincushions - the last sales date for the year.  These things are absolutely perfect for giving as gifts for the holidays to anyone you know who quilts, sews, beadweaves, bead embroiders, and maybe just likes crafty stuff.    

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat in Austin Texas - Sept 29 thru Oct 2!

Just a few spots left.  For details head over to

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The 2016 Toho Beads Challenge

The 2016 Toho Beads Challenge is now available for viewing!

And... here's a close up view of the piece I created.  I'm sorry, instructions and kits are not available.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I've been working on a new series of floral beads!

I have a soft spot for florals, its true! But this time I've been also using murrine and palladium foils. Here's a slideshow of them, and if you catch it before 8/26/16, then they are also available for purchase on Facebook. You gotta join the group to purchase!