Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Class Available: Inexplicably Ndebele

I have a new class available, called "Inexplicably Ndebele". The one-day class will cover the construction of a necklace that uses all Ndebele stitch in four variations that combine to make a very unique piece of jewelry.

If you are interested in me coming to your store to teach, download my class brochure here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fire Moutain Ad

Here is the Fire Mountain Gems advertisement on the inside back cover of this month's Ornament Magazine, featuring my "Ceremonial Headdress"!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vote for my Etsy Beadweavers November Challenge Entry!

I've joined the Etsy Beadweavers Team just in time to enter their November beading challenge! The Etsy Beadweavers is a group of beading artists who have shops on Etsy.com where they sell their bead woven jewelry. There are over 200 amazing artists in this group! I couldn't believe when I joined how many talented bead-weavers there were on Etsy.

The November challenge is called "Beauty of the Flower". The goal of the contest was to choose a tropical flower and model a piece of jewelry after it, as realistically as possible. Check out the Etsy Beadweavers blog to vote for your favorite entry! You can vote from now until November 15th, and my entry is #13.

This is my entry:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Draped Expectations" Bugles

Looking for the hard-to-find 15mm Czech bugles I used in my "Draped Expectations" necklace? You can find these exact beads, plus the size #2 Czech bugles I used and many others too online at Beads East. Just look in the "Seed Beads" section, then in "Bugle Beads".


Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Pattern


My "Thumb Drive" pattern is now available on Bead Pattern Central. This pattern will allow you to create a decorative case for your most precious information!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fern Lariat class


On Sunday, November 15th, from 10am to 4pm I will be teaching a class on my "Fern Lariat" at Beads East in Manchester, CT. For more information and to sign up for the class visit http://www.beadseast.com/specialclasses.html.

If you can't make it to this class, I will also be teaching the "Fern Lariat" as a two-day class at Beads by Blanche in Bergenfield, New Jersey on March 6th and 7th 2010, as well as at the 2010 Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Details will be forthcoming.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bead and Button December Cover


I just learned my necklace which I call "Victorian Elegance" is on the cover of December's Bead and Button Magazine!

Image courtesy of Kalmbach Publishing.

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