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...

Busy Work…

I’m running low so it’s time to make more components for the “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” Kit. This entails creating more polymer faux amber, coral, and turquoise beads and sterling silver heart charms. The photos show the final...

It’s that time of year again…

Registration is open for the 2017 Bead&Button show. I’ve been perusing the class catalog and there are several classes I’d consider taking if time and money were no object. I would definitely take Celie Fago‘s Master Class, but the cost would be...

Proof that…

All that glitters is not gold. When I found out that Jean Power was offering this collection of 50 pair of Swarovski 12mm crystals showcased in a leatherette tray, each pair ensconced in a little plastic container, I just had to get it! I have no projects in mind, but...

You Asked For It!

And here it is…my “Marine Life” Bead Embroidered Brooch tutorial is finished! And I’ve assembled several limited edition “Marine Life” kits, each featuring a one-of-a-kind sea-themed resin cabochon. The luscious colors used in this brooch are the...

Well…

I did manage to get a bit of beading accomplished this week (I’m working on another beaded brooch using a 20mm resin sea-themed cabochon this time!), but then a large order of Toho and Czech fire-polished crystal beads arrived and I’m mired down in sorting and finding...

I’ve Just Started….

I had every intention of devoting most of this past week to creating a new beaded brooch and tutorial, but daily minutiae piled up!  With recent heavy rains, there was much weeding to be done along the prairie path and in the flower beds.  There were many errands to...

Our Weather Has Been Glorious These Past Few Days, But….

I’ve been indoors busily assembling one-of-a-kind “Sea Garden” Bead Embroidered Brooch kits now that the accompanying tutorial is finished. I’m very pleased with the kits…no two are alike as each kit contains one of my handmade sea-themed resin cabochons along pearls,...