>I keep unpacking boxes and finding STUFF. Who has this much stuff, someone tell me!?! David keeps laughing when I find things.

So, the weather is changing here a little bit. Mornings are crisper and nights are brrr… cold. By September all the aspen trees will be changing up at the taos ski valley and I’m thinking about buckling down and starting some fall projects. Meanwhile, though, I need some ROOM in my studio!
All of these are for sale or (better yet) trade for something to use in lampwork or beadwork. Items I’m looking for include lampwork tools, boro, 96 or 104 COE, delica beads, semiprecious or Czech beads, cabochons more. Just email me with trade ideas!

See descriptions below for pricing, as well as all the following photographs. Email me if interested at GoodRiverGallery@aol.com.

Amethyst & Sterling Balinese Made Poison Ring (right hand side in photo). Top flips open to reveal “secret” compartment. No, its never been used. Size 5. $20.00+shipping or trade for something glassy/beady. SALE PENDING

Garnet & Sterling Balinese Made Ring (right hand side in photo). Size 3. $15.00+shipping or trade for something glassy/beady. SALE PENDING

Ostrich Egg
When I was living in Pittsburgh way back when, I taught for the Art Insititute of Pittsburgh . A couple of the semesters I taught animal anatomy classes to animators, which was too much fun. I met a really sweet lady down in Texas and bought a couple of these eggs off of her to use as props for the class. She had an ostrich farm down there and said that omlets made from these eggs were simply silly. The eggs she sent were PACKAGED in feathers – how cool is that! This has been dried and as a result has a “rattle” inside, not blown, so I wouldn’t recommend opening it up, even though the egg is nearly 10 years old now. It is in perfect shape, very clean, and about 7″ long. No photo. It looks like an EGG! $5.00+shipping or trade for something glassy/beady.

RARE video, out of print, in near perfect condition
(I think I watched it twice since purchasing)
From the back of the box
Course Description
In this video, Carol Perrenoud leads you step-by-step through all the facets of the versatile peyote stitch, as you make a beautiful “Beaded Treasure Pouch Necklace.” You will learn what kinds of beads, needles and threads work best for peyote, how to follow a peyote stitch design graph, and tips on how to make a peyote stitch graph of your own design for future projects. You will learn how to increase and decrease, how to tie-on and tie-off threads, select bead colors, blend and contrast colors and design and how to execute fringe. You will learn both yubular and flat peyote techniques. All of this information will become invaluable, and applicaple to other types of beadwork. And, as an added bonus, Carol includes a pattern and reviews the process for making an easy beaded peyote stitch covered needlecase!
There are no prerequisites. Carols detailed directions are aimed at the novice beadworker, but the many helpful hints shared will be of value even to the experienced beadworker.
$25.00+shipping or trade for something glassy/beady.

THEN & AGAIN: 36 patterns for evening purses, chatelaine purses and bracelets. Softbound. By Suzanne Cooper. Out of print. RARE. Shows patterns mainly in peyote/brick stitch, some in loomwork/square stitch. Does not show you how to do the stitches; assumes you already know. Full color, in okay shape. $15.00 or trade for something glassy/beady.