Once Again…

Santa read my list, checked it twice, and brought me wonderful things! The biggest and most wanted item on my list was a Sizzix Big Shot Pro Cutting/Embossing machine and he surprised me with one…I’m loving using it already!  In the past two or so years I’ve...

A Holiday Sale!

If you’ve been eyeing tutorials that are listed in my Etsy shop, now is a great time to take another look.  I seldom do sales, but on the spur of the moment I’ve decided to run a Holiday Sale of 10% off all PDF digital tutorials starting today...

Just out of the tumbler!

Because I’m incapable of doing nothing and was unable to bead while my left hand recovered from surgery, I took time to play with Bronze Metal Clay.  Rolling narrow strips of clay out with my right hand, I decided to create tiny components that could be used in...

What Do These Earrings Have In Common?

My “Quadra Play” Geometric Triangle Drop Earrings share many of the same colors and design patterns…all are geometric beadwoven triangles, and the silver hoops upon which they twirl, swing, and sway are all the same size.  Have you guessed what else...

I’m still playing with triangles and…

Exploration with color and design is so important! I’ve charted three designs using sixteen different color combinations and I’ve learned that seeing the colors on paper is quite different from seeing the actual triangle worked up! Just look at top four triangle...

Yippie!!!

I’m delighted!  I’ve just been notified that my “Elements” necklace has received an honorable mention in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2018 Metals Contest! The necklace is composed of sterling silver, 14k gold, onyx and rutile quartz, vintage glass and granite...

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...