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...

Happy New Year and…

What better way to start the New Year than with something colorful and sparkly! I’ve just finished this pair of mismatched earrings (I love asymmetry!) composed of oblong, pear-shaped, round, and square cushion-shaped Swarovski crystal stones, 15/0 seed beads, and...

Still Working With Warped Squares and…

I’m loving playing with the Geometric design in different colourways! I plan to suspend this Warped Square from a 14 x 10mm Swarovski pear-shaped crystal stone in elegant Dark Moss Green. I’ve finished bezeling the first crystal, but I’m not quite...

They’re Ready!

  My “Geometric Warped Square Arrow” Drop Earrings were such fun to make that I will want to create several more pair in different colors!  I’ve finished the tutorial and assembled several beading kits.  The kit is composed of Delica, seed, and...

My Take on the Warped Square…

This may be the start of a beautiful friendship…with the warped square! Inspired by Kate McKinnon’s book, “Contemporary Geometric Beadwork” and Jean Power’s “Geometric Beadwork”, I started beading geometrically several years ago,...

I’ve decided…

The project I take on my next vacation will consist of Delica, seed, and Charlotte beads and a collection of beautiful Swarovski crystal cabochons. These beauties just arrived and they are absolutely breathtaking! I’m ordering more in other colors, shapes, and...

I’m ready!

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked with resin, but I have a renewed interest in playing with this medium after taking a class from Susan Lenart Kazmer at the 2016 Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee. I have my workspace all set up and I’m ready to make more...

Preferring to create that which my artistic muse dictates…

I seldom take commissions. If I’m granted carte blanche to design whatever my heart desires, I may, but that is seldom the case. I’ve just completed these beaded earrings and they are not at all “my style”, but they are perfect for the...

The kit is ready!

It’s been months in the making and many of you have been watching the progress and updates of my mixed-media “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” project. Well, I’m happy to report that not only is the tutorial finished, but the beading kit...