A Mermaid Worthy Bead-Embroidered Brooch!

Remember all those resin cabochons that were shown in my last post? Well, I’ve just finished a bead-embroidered brooch using one of those little lovelies and I’ve titled it “Sea Garden”. The sea-themed cabochon is surrounded by a treasure trove of pearls, bits of...

Cool jewels!

I’ve just created these sea-themed resin cabochons and I love every single one! Each cab sports a teeny seashell or pearl plus tiny shards of glass, metallic foil, and a bit of fairy dust (a.k.a. ultra-fine glitter). Some contain tiny bits of ribbon and torn...

I’m ready!

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked with resin, but I have a renewed interest in playing with this medium after taking a class from Susan Lenart Kazmer at the 2016 Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee. I have my workspace all set up and I’m ready to make more...

What treasures did I bring home from Bead&Button?

I truly tried to curb my enthusiasm this year, rapidly passing by all vendors who had tables piled high with gemstone beads…they are just too tempting and I find that I buy too many beads I will never use! Instead, I focused on supplies and materials for beadweaving...

Bead Dreams…

Shown below are just a few of the entries from the Bead Dreams Contest at the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee. So intricate and fantasy-like were several neckpieces, they appeared worthy of being featured in “Game of Thrones”! Imagine the hours that...