Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Blog

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Beaded Appetizer Picks

Yup, on to a new beaded adventure! A friend gave me a great idea to bead turkey lacers (with the assistance from Gorilla Glue) into beautiful appetizer picks!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Let Down

Well, now that school is over for the year, I'm excited to finally have some time to bead. My new order came from and I'm in a creative mood!

I had my first craft sale in several months yesterday, but, unfortunately, it was a bust. There were about 11 different crafters, the majority of us being beaders. Hardly anyone came to the sale, and it was my lowest profit ever sale. I will continue to hawk my wares on etsy, but I usually depend on craft shows for the bulk of my sales.

I'm excited about some of the new "natural" beads that I've been using. The large coconut shell ones and the betelnut ones made a gorgeous necklace that I sold before I could take pictures of.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

More fun with chain

I've had some time to create some new necklaces within the last couple of weeks - my new thing is chain. I have a bunch in my inventory that I need to use - so these are convenient AND cute!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Where did my time go?

Having a full time job really cuts into the beading. I've really had no time to work on anything since September. I'm finally getting caught up in my second semester and should be starting to make more stuff soon! Here is one of the pieces I've made recently. It's a simple necklace of chain and agate.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Since I started teaching and coaching full time, it's been a little hard to get things accomplished, jewelry wise. I finially have a weekend, so I started cranking some pieces out.

I just started making these bookmarks. I got the metal piece from Bead Garden in downtown Appleton. (

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Beads and Baldness

This has nothing to do with beading at all, but I wanted to AW Jason for a bit. This last weekend he, along with his friends, raised $2,000 for cancer research by shaving their heads for St. Baldricks. This is the second year that he's done it. :)

I've been trying some new things with beads lately. I have this new technique that I've used for earrings:

I've been using filigree beads a lot lately, too. You can get really good deals on them at