Tag Archives: crafting

Isolation Beading: An Update and a Challenge

Hey, friends. I sincerely hope you are all doing well and that those of you who can are staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Everything is weird and stressful and confusing right now, especially in our crafting … 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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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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Happy Birthday to Me! (And also that other thing, I guess…)

Hello, my darlings! Guess what! It’s my BIRTHDAY today! Yes, my birthday is on July 4th and yes, I thought the fireworks were for me until I was about four years old. You can imagine my disappointment when I found out … Continue reading

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