I Knew This Would Happen…

The weather pattern world-wide has been unpredictable of late! Forget spring…our lengthy and arduous Mid-west winter has seemingly become summer overnight! We went from snow accompanied by frigid temperatures just two weeks ago to hot summer-like weather!  The...

The Fruits of My Labor…

I do love making polymer clay beads…especially beads that look very old, if not ancient! These are beads that I made last week. I had run out of the faux amber, turquoise, and coral beads used in my “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” kit and needed to make more,...

Here’s What I’m Doing Today…

It’s time once again to make more polymer clay Faux Amber and Turquoise beads. They are an integral component in my “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” kit. Time consuming to make but also great fun, these Faux Amber beads are almost ready to go into the oven for...

And…They Are Ready!

Are you ready for some color?  Although we’ve set our clocks ahead to Daylight Savings time, several weeks of winter white weather still lies ahead and, I for one, am more than ready for some bright, happy color!  I’m wearing my “Color Play”...

Just Finished and Now…

I’m busy putting the finishing touches on the tutorial for these earrings.  I’ll be assembling kits for this “Color Play” Pentagon Drop Earring design in several colorways. I love the happy colors of these Caribbean Brights and Mango Brights...

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...

I almost missed it!

The deadline for latest Fire Mountain Gems contest featuring Swarovski Crystals was October 8 and I finished this neckpiece just in time to enter! I had been so busy finishing up my latest geometric beadwoven bracelet that I’d forgotten the contest was closing....