The Tutorial and Beading Kit is Ready!

Snow may be on the way, but I’m ringing in Spring! After spending the past few months making several pairs of geometric earrings, I really wanted to get back to doing bead embroidery!  I missed the free-form techniques and how quickly pieces work up. I wanted to...

Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

My “Six Petal Bloom” Bead-Embroidered Brooch is finished and I love it! Measuring 3″ in diameter, it is quite the statement piece!  The focal cabochon used in this pearl and Swarovski crystal embellished brooch is one of my colorful handmade resin...

Dazzling…

This is a sneak peek at several resin Faux Fire Opals that I made last week and the colors are mesmerizing…they are absolute “eye candy”! Each measures 25mm in diameter and one will be used as the focal accent cabochon in my new design, the “Six Petal Bloom”...

Let the Fun Begin!

I love geometric beading! I love the preciseness, how the beads line up so perfectly, and how a project can sprout spikes and folds!  During the past few months, I’ve been exploring the Warped Square and creating several pairs of earrings in that technique as...

Oooooh…

This shipment of pearls just arrived and they are beautiful. The colors are luscious and the variety of types include button, round, semi-round, peanut, large and small biwa, and potato. I love flat-backed pearls for bead embroidery projects and biwa pearls are such...

I’m so pleased!

Have you ever made a Shutterfly photo book? Over the last few years, I’ve made four featuring my metal and beadwork and now I have a fifth book to add to my collection! This time I decided to assemble an 8×8 inch 20-page book of my tutorial...

At the moment…

I’m still catching up from being away from my studio for almost two weeks…amazing how much work piles up. There are orders to fill and emails to answer and of course, the cats were so love-starved while we were away and are demanding constant attention!...

One-of-a-Kind…

A bit of “eye candy” to start the weekend…I’ve just assembled three more “Sea Garden” bead-embroidered brooch kits in an array of glorious colors! Each kit features a beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade sea-themed resin cabochon!...

Razzle-dazzle!

Do these speak to you?  I look at them and want to start another bead embroidery project immediately!  After honing edges and refining the backs of these beauties, my latest collection of resin cabochons is finally ready and listed in my Etsy shop.  Cabochons numbered...

What’s Happening in the Studio?

The photo says it all…I’m creating more resin cabochons. Some are sea-themed and embedded with tiny seashells for my “Marine Life” and “Marine Life Anemone” beading kits, but I’ve also created some that are just filled with a...