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Circle(s) In The Sand

A fabulous wedding collaboration with Awesome Librarian Girlfriend for her friends’ wedding. Before I get into the pretty pictures though, I want to take a moment to talk about the wedding itself.  We flew up over the weekend, ALB with… Continue Reading →

Something Blue

Made for Awesome Librarian Girlfriend!Mom’s Wedding! It was intended as a gift, but it happened to match her dress and she chose to wear it down the aisle, which was just the most touching thing until the ceremony started.  And… Continue Reading →

Meteora

    Another holiday gift.  This one is named after a character from “The Christmas Toy” special the Muppets did in the 80’s, family’s favorite holiday movie back in the day.  Wait, what do I mean was? We’re still all really… Continue Reading →

Bead and Button Show 2017

I’m not able to attend this year, but this stopped me from picking out my twelve favorite classes not at all. Mitate Garden by Staphine Eddy: a beading adventure.  Imagine playing with the colors of all of those unusual shapes…. Continue Reading →

Velociraptor’s Heart

    This one was a trip and a half to make.  The client picked out the stones and said natural.  It turns out that the teardrops are much easier to bezel– even in embroidery –than the modern oval rivolis…. Continue Reading →

Costa

  Not a commission, but a belated gift for my grandmother.  Her favorite color is purple and she loves embroidery.  I got the idea for this particular pendant while sorting strip club records at work… and if this woman is… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth

      The last of my holiday commissions, I nonetheless think Elizabeth is my favorite.  She was done on rather short notice and isn’t a color combination I usually gravitate too, but wow does she pack a punch.  Plus,… Continue Reading →

Andromeda

My very first commission in my new stomping grounds.  The customer and I were carrying on around July 4th and this ended up turning into the necklace.  She specifically wanted to name it when she saw it in person, so… Continue Reading →

Retro-Futurism I Necklace

I got my Laura McCabe on for this necklace which I made for Mum’s birthday this year (and to help her get closure on something shitty that happened to us, but that is a long story), but I didn’t manage to… Continue Reading →

Examples

I picked up beading much faster than I picked up writing.  I’ve only been able to tell a more or less coherent story from beginning to end for a few years.  Of course, I’ve only been beading for a few… Continue Reading →

A Post About A Needle Case

As kind of a follow-up/response/thought sprung from this post, I want to talk about my Stupid Expensive Needle Case. Like I said in my comment over there, of course hammers bring me joy.  I love smashing things.  Sure, I could… Continue Reading →

One More Fishmas Necklace

Please excuse the long silence there! I was busily relocating… into a mountain of snow.  As one does.  And being furious at people from my past, also as one does.  Which isn’t to say I’ve been idle: I have lots… Continue Reading →

Fishmas Necklaces

Super proud of the holiday necklaces for this year! I’d originally planned to do something different for Bangarang, but fell in love with the matte textured cabochons.  The bar beads were kind of a whim.  Also, I promised the person… Continue Reading →

Bead & Button Show 2016

It’s that time of year again. The class catalogue just came out for this year’s Bead and Button show in Milwaukee. The classes are browsable online, although there will be some additions and deletions as the show approaches. I’m not… Continue Reading →

Yes, But Am I Happy With This Intro?

I write to get away from beads and and I bead to get away from words.   It didn’t always used to be that way.  I’m still kind of surprised that I ended up in this situation.   No one… Continue Reading →

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