Do You Remember This Piece?

The results I’ve been waiting for are in!  I entered my “Fleurs et Papillons” Bead-Embroidered Cuff in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2018 Creative Clays Contest last February and this past week the package I had been eagerly awaiting arrived!...

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...

Last Night…

I had a dream in which I was teaching a bead embroidery class and as in so many dreams one has, it was fraught with problems that must be solved. In this dream (perhaps I should call it a nightmare!), I was teaching my “Six Petal Bloom” project. So far, so good, but I...

Woohoo!!!

I am so excited!!!  In early March I entered my bead-embroidered neckpiece featuring polymer clay flowers and butterflies in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads “Creative Clays” contest.  I’ve been eagerly awaiting results of the contest and winners have...

This Past Week…

I’ve been playing with resin. These faux resin crystals don’t look like much just out of the mold, but after I clean them up and buff them on my JoolTool they’ll be really beautiful! I have many uses for them in my work…employing them as focal...

It Started in March…

After months of winter gray and white I needed some color in my life! Polymer clay came to the rescue as I made colorful flowers and used them in a bead-embroidered collar, which I entered in Fire Mountain Gems “Creative Clays” contest (thus far it has...

The Tutorial and Beading Kits are Ready!

I’ve just finished the tutorial for my “Fleurs et Papillons” Cuff!  While proofreading the tutorial it occurred to me that there are so many possibilities for making the cuff! Although I used Metallic Iris Brown seed beads, it could be embellished with all manner of...

More Flowers and Butterflies!

I’m having a spring fling! I’ve just finished my “Fleurs et Papillons” mixed-media cuff incorporating polymer clay and bead embroidery! Was this fun to make? Delightful! And it worked up rapidly once I’d made all the polymer clay...