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Free Russian Spiral Tutorial – Wrangling a Six-Color Spiral

Hello, my dear beady friends! I’m almost ready to come back from my Etsy hiatus – at the moment, I’m expecting to open back up on February 1st. But. in the meantime, I wanted to share a quick photo tutorial … Continue reading

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Watercolor Leaves (and my Incredible Forgetfulness)

Hello, everyone! So, last fall I got to take a fun class at Beaded Bliss from Brenda Meyers (You may remember her from this post¬†about a certain gorgeous painted rose.)¬†The class was on using watercolors to paint leaves on heavy … Continue reading

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Babysitting Beaded Bliss!

So, at the beginning of the month, my dear friend Cathy (who owns Beaded Bliss) asked me if I could run her shop for a day so she could take the weekend off to celebrate her wedding anniversary. I gave … Continue reading

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New Design – Tetrabella Bracelet with Candy Beads or Tipp beads!

Hello, everyone! I have a new pattern for you. Allow me to introduce my Tetrabella bracelet! You can use either Candy Beads (the rose and chocolate version) or Tipp Beads (gold and cobalt). I call it Tetrabella because “Tetra-” is … Continue reading

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Playing with Potomac’s new AVA beads!

Hello, everyone! So, a few weeks ago, I received a delightful surprise in the mail!   Potomac Bead Company was kind enough to send me some of their new AVA beads! They should be available in October or November and … Continue reading

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Caribbean Color Palette Challenge!

Hi, everybody! So, you may remember a few months ago when Sherri Stokey challenged everyone to try using her favorite beachy/starfish color palette and I made a whole bunch of pieces. It was so much fun that, when Sherri announced … Continue reading

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Secret Bead-Along with Jean Powers – Summer 2016

Hello! So, a few posts back, I mentioned that I was participating in this summer’s Secret Bead-along, hosted by Jean Powers. You maaay have noticed that the bead along was almost a full month ago and I am SO sorry … Continue reading

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New Design – The Compass Star Pendant with Crescents and Twists!

Hello, again, my dears! I have been a busy bee this past month and have another design ready to show you! I’m calling these little babies my Compass Star pendants, because the eight-points reminded me of old compass roses, which … Continue reading

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New Design – The Odessa Cuff with DiamonDuos!

Hello, dear friends! I am so excited to share my newest pattern with you! Behold! My Odessa Bracelet Cuff!   I am so excited about this cuff! First off, I have been absolutely in love with these DiamonDuo beads lately. … Continue reading

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2016 Secret Bead-Along with Jean Powers!

Hello, everybody! I am planning on participating in this year’s Secret Bead-Along, hosted by Jean Powers. Last summer, some of my friends told me about this really cool project they were all doing, where they received instructions for a secret … Continue reading

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