I adore making these, but it looks like my November and December are PACKED so… the October 21 Needle Sharpening Pincushion Sale on the Facebook Sales Group Shawn and I share will probably be my last for the year. It is unlikely I’ll have time to make more for my 1StopBeadShop class (1 Stop Bead Shop) although leftovers will go to my trunk show there. Also, I probably won’t have any left after that to head onto Etsy afterwards, so this is the time to consider these guys if you were planning on giving them as holiday gifts. So far, I have some with cute kitty buttons, some that have poinsettias (these are cotton, not silk, though), some florals, some really cute Nightmare before Christmas ones (that also fluoresce in a black light) and some voodoo doll ones. We’ll see what else I come up with in the next few days – not done making them yet!

NO HOLDS on them, sorry! I’ll begin putting them up at about 1pm Pacific on Saturday October 21 on https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodRiverGallery/. Join the group to see photos of ones from past sales…


Just added to my Etsy – the intermediate/advanced level tutorial for my Coral Gardens Necklace.

Two layouts included for the necklace, but each beaded bead can make a lovely statement on it’s own. Uses multihole CzechMates beads, seed beads and Czech Glass Pearls.


New Mayan Ziggurat Bracelet or pendant tutorial now available on my Etsy!

Use seed beads, rivolis and multiple hole beads (Quadralentils, Triangles, Crescents and Bricks) to make your own version of this handbeaded bracelet or pendant

This class is level 4 out of 5. That puts it at an advanced level class. Students SHOULD BE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH FLAT EVEN COUNT PEYOTE STITCH before they begin this project. Instructions include both the bracelet and the pendant.



Finally available as a Tutorial! My Royal Ruffles Ribbon Bracelet has been retired from classes and is available on my Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/543412302/peyote-stitch-bead-pattern-royal-ruffles?


I’m not doing too well with the heat here. Its been over 100 for days and we’ve got wildfires everywhere so the air isn’t that great.
But I did manage to get this thing done – a sample for a silk and chain necklace that is perfect for the beginning level beader.
The free version of this is still available somewhere on my website, but this was for an updated version with more details, more suppliers, more diagrams, more photos, more fringe and a big weird flower. Because… why not?

Surprise! New flower beads going up right now on Artisan’s Open Market. Come join Shawn and I for our August Trunk Show! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AOMLampworkGlass/


This pattern has been out for a few months but I finally got a good photo of it. Listing includes both the peyote stitch version and also a loomwork/square stitch version.