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All about bead options

Thinking about the next steps on current projects and looking at my bead options…it’s hard to decide!

This turquoise and gray piece is high on my list of “want-to-get-finished” pieces, but I can’t seem to narrow down my options. 200 more words


Is it done?

There are not nearly as many beads on this piece as I had first imagined that it needed. Actually, I started out with the idea of beads in the circles and then arcing outward. 85 more words


Back to beads--hooray!

One triangle piece is done with the stitching, but there may have been a better way. I used #3 perle cotton and a running stitch and it looks the way I expected it to, so there’s that. 156 more words


There is something wrong with me!

Self-control is becoming a foreign concept in my life. I’ve been trying NOT to buy fabric, with the goal of using only what I have created or altered. 81 more words

Surface Design


Yes, obsessed with beads! Can’t resist! Here is what I found today…

But the red beads were on sale for Valentine’s day! I really like these floral shell beads, too. 7 more words

Just For Fun

Felted Christmas ornaments

Judy Coates Perez was a guest teacher a couple of years ago at our guild. She is best known for paint and ink techniques and she is a wonderful artist. 172 more words

Surface Design

Aaaand...they are done!

Finished this last leaf sample for the new class I’m working on.

Only embroidery and a few beads without any extra fabric. I really like the way this came out. 238 more words