I had to take a short break from tutorial rewrites to get ready for (and then recover from) Bead & Button, but I’m back at them!

This little toggle clasp project is great because it only needs about a gram of each kind of bead so uses up leftovers.  It also means that you can exactly match your bracelet or necklace project!

Requires knowledge of peyote stitch.

Just added to Etsy – part of my Swarovski pearl, Czech pearl and Czech beads overstock! Its time to really organize and clean my studio. So far there are 40+ types of beads, but I’ll be adding more as I clean and organize! https://www.etsy.com/shop/hannahrachel?section_id=19617256


Just added to Etsy – part of my seed bead overstock!  Its time to really organize and clean my studio.  You can pick 5g, 10g or 25g weight counts.  So far there are 40+ types of Toho seed beads, but I’ll be adding more as I clean and organize!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/hannahrachel?section_id=6889290


I think I only have two spots left in my Royal Ruffles Ribbon Bracelet (end photos, below) class at the Bead & Button Show on June 11. For details head to http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b170780.

I’ll also have a table a Meet the Teachers on June 9 and will be doing a demo at the Toho Booth on June 10. Hope to see you there! I suspect I’ll be doing a demo of a lotus blossom flower (see the middle photo of the basket top below) using the new colors of Toho demirounds at the Toho booth.


Since I have the last class on Sunday June 11 in the Hyatt/Crystal room, anyone looking for me at Bead & Button can find me there from 12:20 until about 1pm. Please don’t come by early – I’ll still be teaching until noon! I’ll also be at Meet the Teachers on Friday night and doing a demo at the Toho booth first thing on Saturday morning, but won’t have as much time to socialize and give hugs!

Can’t’ wait to see everyone!


The next major event Shawn and I have is an online Facebook Trunk show on the International Glass Open Market. 46 hours only and begins at 10pm Pacific Time on May 27th (tonight).

We will have some brand new (crazy huge) focals with critters on them, some drawer pulls/fan pulls/pendants/whatevers with seed beaded fringe and (BRAND NEW) some bracelet and earring sized beads that we’ll be selling per bead instead of as a finished set so you can get only the number you want for your project! https://www.facebook.com/groups/InternationalGOM/

Here’s another tassel-y pendant-y thing. I’m still reworking my tutorials and one problem with doing them all at once is that they end up all sort of looking alike to me. This one actually has way less fringe than the original version.

Its called a Sea Form Pendant and the original looks more like a sea critter than this but it all uses the same techniques and a central lampwork bead. Pictured, the new tassel version and the original critter.  Both versions are included in the tutorial.

Advanced level peyote stitch project.