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...

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...

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...

As Promised…

I’ve finished the “Marine Life Anemone” Bead-Embroidered Brooch and tutorial! I’ve also put several limited-edition beading kits for this design. Each contains a one-of-a-kind sea-themed resin cabochon, Delicas, Dragon Scale, Dagger, and seed beads plus Czech...