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Adventures in Buttons

By | March 16, 2017

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Indiana Button Society’s annual Button Show with my friend, Carol.  Having been to many bead shows that incorporated some button dealers, I thought I knew what I was getting into, but the whole button show experience was totally new. We paid our admission and were given […]

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Un-Finished Objects Blog Hop or UFOs as we like to call them…

By | March 11, 2017

A while back, the lovely Karen Williams invited me to a “support group” for all those un-finished objects that all beaders have.   I hopped right on board.  I have an entire set of drawers full of UFOs!  One of the perils of being a full time beader and designer.   Inspired by the rest of the […]

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Bead It Forward 2016

By | January 21, 2016

Every January, the Indiana Bead Society spends the monthly meeting working on squares for the Bead It Forward project.  Beaders all over the world make little 1.5″ by 1.5″ beaded squares which are then assembled into quilts and other items, then auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.   It’s a great way to […]

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Ornament Swap Blog Hop!

By | December 20, 2015

In November I received an e-mail from the lovely Karen Williams of Baubilicious looking for people to participate in a handmade ornament swap.    It sounded like too much fun to pass up, so I signed up.  Karen paired me up with Lori.  We swapped a few e-mails back and forth discussing our styles and color […]

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Whee! A tutorial.

By | July 26, 2014

In celebration of nearly finishing my Bead and Button Show applications to teach next year, I am posting my first tutorial. These Super Speedy Starburst Earrings are really fun.  You can whip out a pair in about a half an hour.  Perfect for gifts, or if you don’t have the right earrings for your new […]

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Hello Again

By | July 2, 2014

Is anyone still there besides spammers selling knock off purses and sunglasses?     Just in case, I thought I would fill you in on the latest bead news. I just returned from a trip to Cleveland to shoot an episode of Beads, Baubles, and Jewels.     It was a great experience.   Everyone on the staff was kind […]

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Busy Bee

By | September 20, 2013

Many beady things have happened since I have last posted… Bead and Button, Sievers, teaching at Bead Fest, and a workshop with Kim Stathis.    Many crazy non beady things have happened too.  Needless to say, it’s been a very busy summer. Technically the Bead and Button Show happened before my last post, but let’s start […]

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Fish Are Friends Blog Hop Reveal

By | July 13, 2013

Hello Everyone, Please excuse my long absence.  Life got a little nutty there for a while.   It’s still a little nutty, but mostly manageable.    In the mean time, I have been busy behind the scenes beading away. I was thrilled to be picked for Karen Williams Fancy Fish Design Team.  I got to test out […]

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Upcoming Classes

By | May 28, 2013

I will be teaching two classes in Frankfort, IN at the Frankfort Library on June 15.   The Tila Circle Cuff will be the morning class.  Class starts at 10.     The class fee is $20 per student and the kit fee is $15.   There will be multiple color choices available. This class is suitable […]

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Blowing The Bead Budget

By | March 6, 2013

Today has been spent staring at the computer trying to decipher bead numbers and colors.   I have placed 4 different orders in hopes of having all of the right stuff to assemble kits next week.   I like assembling kits, but ordering all the bits is tedious.    And it’s so hard to judge color through screens […]

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