artisan jewelry kits

Updated – Etsy!  AGAIN!
I’ve added even more to the Beads and Kits sections!  Check them out – I’m getting ready for the Rocky Mountain Bead Society show, so get ’em before the show!

Also, Etsy rolled a new instant downloads option.  If you didn’t catch this in my last newsletter, this means that when you purchase a tutorial, you’ll get a link to automatically download your tutorial to your computer.  Yippee!

Also check the artisan focal beads, beaded jewelry, and euro-style big hole beads sections for some crazy clearance prices.




I found another box with leftovers from Bead & Button! Obviously I was pretty disorganized about packing up.  


I still don’t have an awful lot left over, but I’ve added to the set of samples for sale on Etsy.  A few are well-loved, others are still in perfect shape.  All of them are still strong and sturdy.  They are priced accordingly.  Read through the whole description for sizes (I cannot lengthen or shorten) and any blemishes they might have.   


Toho Triangle BraceletIn addition, I still do have a few kits left over (although not a ton of them either).  Some are one-of-a-kind colorways, so be sure to check out the photo of the ACTUAL beads in the kits.  They are  still 10% off retail prices due to request to extend the sale!


Finally, I only have a few Tribal Beads and sets left over, so I’ve added them to the sale and they are 20% off for just a few days.  


 My whole Etsy Shop: 

Learn to read a peyote stitch graph at either 1 Stop Bead Shop in Columbus Ohio or Caravan Beads in Chicago!

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A little more about the “Pick Your Peyote” bracelet class.

Caravan Beads, Chicago. June 5

1 Stop Bead Shop. June 15.

I’ve received a few emails requesting more information regarding this peyote stitch bracelet class. The answer to most of the questions is YES! There will be many patterns to choose from.

Beginners will learn peyote stitch, while intermediate level students will learn “fast peyote,” which does two rows at a time.

Then, choose your pattern (photos below of just a few of them – there are many more!). Pick your delicas and come back to class to learn to read a peyote graph and start your project. Once again, intermediate level students will learn to apply “fast peyote” to graph reading. We will discuss many different finishing techniques. Students will not complete project in class.

Below: Monet’s Winter

Below: Celtic Knotwork

Below: Wisteria Bracelet

Below: Art Nouveau Flowers Bracelet

Below: Leopard Bracelet

Below: Chunky Cubes Bracelet

(this one is a great one to learn peyote stitch on since it works up really quickly)

Suburban Bead Encounter is a bead show bringing together quality bead vendors from the midwest and beaders from the Western suburbs and greater Chicagoland. Mark your calendars – we look forward to seeing you!
My beaded jewelry tutorials, kits, and lampwork glass beads will be there… At TLD DESIGN CENTER AND GALLERY!

Second Annual Fall
Suburban Bead Encounter
Naperville, Illinois
Sunday, August 30, 2009
10am to 5pm

Holiday Inn Select
Grand Ballroom
1801 N. Naper Blvd.
Naperville, IL 60563

Public Invited – Admission $4.00

To see photos of both my beads and some of the kits and tutorials available there, scroll down through this blog…