My thanks to everyone who came out to the Circleville Pumpkin Patch, and I hope you have a fun Halloween!  I know it isn’t quite November yet, but since there’s so much going on, I wanted to send this out early.First things first… Thursday I found out that THREE of my classes have been accepted for Bead & Button 2013.  I’ll be teaching Soutache (photo below), the Garden Trellis Bracelet (photo below) and boro lampworked flower beads.  My classes are all on Tuesday and Wednesday!
November is super busy for me!  I have a trunk show of patterns and beads the first week in November at Dancing Beads in Oregon and another one that includes patterns, beads AND finished jewelry the last weekend in November at the Gahanna Bead Studio in Ohio.I have a ton of classes coming up, including some of the classes I’ll be teaching at Bead & Button.  See below for classes in Medford Oregon, Gahanna Ohio, and in Uniontown near Cleveland Ohio.  If you missed my Soutache Bead Embroidery or Garden Trellis Classes, you have only one more opportunity to take it in Medford Oregon before I yank it until June!  If you missed the
I’m heading back out to Dancing Beads in early November.    You can still sign up now in Medford OR for the following classes and trunk show.  Head on over to
  • First week in November – trunk show of beads and patterns  (actually, the first box of lampwork beads should be delivered there today so go by early for best selection)
  • Garden Trellis Bracelet.  Intermediate.  Nov 3
  • Soutache Beaded Bracelet.  All levels.  Nov 6

Toho Triangle Bracelet I’m teaching for the Hall of Fame Beadworker’s Guild at BeadsNMore in Uniontown Ohio on November 11.  My Garden Trellis class there is full, but if you are interested and call the store we may be able to add a day class on Monday November 12.  I’ll also have a trunk show there! Call the store for more information.  330-899-8611
  • November 11 & 12 – trunk show of beads, finished jewelry and beading patterns

I’m scheduled for one class and a trunk show at the Gahanna Bead Studio in  November.  Head on over to

  • Last week in November – trunk show of beads, finishedBead Embroidered Cuff Bracelet jewelry and beading patterns
  • Freeform Bead Embroidered Bracelet.  Nov 17 

Happy beading!


There’s a ton going on this month, so this newsletter is somewhat longer than normal.

My thanks for September go to Joanne and Pam at the Crystal Bead Bazaar! Also, thanks to my big sis Barb who drove with me (actually, she drove the whole way PLUS we took her car because I handle a vehicle like an old lady). Happy New Year to my brother and his wife, who I had a wonderful breakfast with while I was in Pittsburgh. Also, I need to send thanks to Helen, Corby, and the staff at Gahanna Bead Studio. They always treat me really well.

October and early November are super busy for me! I have a ton of classes coming up and also some Bead Shows. If you missed my Soutache Bead Embroidery class at the Gahanna Bead Studio, you have TWO opportunities to take it in October and one in early November. Read below for everything coming up.

I have two action packed days at the Gahanna Bead Studio:

  • Soutache Beaded Bracelet Class. Oct 20
    • Royal Ruffles Ribbon Bracelet. Oct 20
    • Etsy Success for everyone. Oct 21
    • Photography for the online artist. Oct 21.

Register online at

Charlene and I set up classes in Chicago at Caravan Beads
for the last weekend in October.

  • Selling Your Work at Art Fairs – 2 hour lecture. Oct 26
  • Garden Trellis Bracelet. Intermediate. Oct 27
  • Soutache Beaded Bracelet. All levels. Oct 28–Visiting-Artist-Classes/Categories

Out west instead of in the Midwest? No problem! I’m heading back out to Dancing Beads in early November. The rest of November’s classes will have to wait until my November newsletter, but you can sign up now in Medford OR for the following classes. Head on over to

  • Garden Trellis Bracelet. Intermediate. Nov 3
  • Soutache Beaded Bracelet. All levels. Nov 6

Interested in shows instead? There are two this month. Oct 12-14, my finished work will be at the Glass Axis Pumpkin Patch. Obviously, most of it will be fall, Halloween and pumpkin themed. Also, catch my lampwork beads and tutorials at the Great Lakes Fall Bead Bonanza.

Happy beading!


Enjoying the crazy weather?
My thanks to Carol and the staff at Dancing Beads in Medford Oregon.  Also, my thanks to all the wonderful students I met.   
April starts out with a booth at the local Science Fiction convention – Marcon.  I’ve added my work in to the art show for years now, but this year I’ll have a few pieces where they always are in the show and also a full booth of steampunk creations in the dealer’s room.  If you can’t make it to the show, there’s also a section for the work on my Etsy!
The Rocky Mountain Bead Society Spring Bead Bazaar is on
April 28&29th in Denver CO.  See details about it in the box to the left.
Twins Bracelet
Twins and Crystals Bracelet
Just a few classes coming up! We’ve scheduled them on weekends at Gahanna Bead Studio for your convenience.   
  • Upcoming Glass AxisClasses for May:
  • Gahanna Bead Studio classes for April:
    • Twins & Crystal Bracelet (photo above).  April 21
    • Please note:  materials are not included in this class
    • You can register online at