Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny…

Size 15/0 beads are so very small and those are what are on my beading mat today. It’s one of those fabulous end-of-summer days filled with sunshine and pleasant temperatures ranging in the low 70’s. Birds are chirping and a Pileated Woodpecker is nearby drilling into...

Okay…

I could have taken the easy and speedy path by using crimp covers to hide the crimp beads used in this bracelet project, but I was not at all pleased with the results. It may be a perfectly fine solution for some projects, but it detracted from the geometric beaded...

Thank You, FMG!

Aside from intense heat and far more rain than wanted or needed, June has certainly been an excellent month for me!  Not only did I spend two relaxing weeks on the west coast of Ireland, but upon my return home, a package from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads that I had...

Back Again!

I’ve been out of the studio for the past two weeks for a much needed vacation.  While away, I managed to cram in only a few hours of beading. The rest of the time was spent reading, relaxing, visiting tiny villages, and taking long walks in the Irish countryside. We...