Monday, November 23, 2009

New Spiral Bracelet!

I gave a demonstration at the recent Bead Society Show in Toronto. I was showing variiations of the basic spiral rope.

We did this version, so I am naming it the Toronto Spiral !
Patterns availble from

Thursday, October 22, 2009


New ornament cover patterns are ready! You can order from my web site to be mailed or to download your self from Buy The Kit (in a few days!) I won't do kits right away, perhaps next month.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I have had a few emails from beaders asking if I have any new Ornament patterns this year.

Well, good news and bad news.

I had 3 stunning samples made, all unique, somewhat complicated designs. I thought I would show them to Bead and Button magazine in case they had room for one next year, and they bought all three!

So, I had to get busy again, and make up more for all MY customers!

Here's one, called Promise, (the blue one) the second called Holiday (in rose)I am not sure, I may change a bit, I like the fringe though.

Patterns should be ready by the end of the week, check back here!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Patterns below are now available on my web site pay with paypal, I mail everywhere!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

a few have asked for the color numbers for the project that is on the cover of October Bead and Button

here you go:

Swarovski 8mm pearls-Bronze

Swarovski 10mm round -Light Colorado Topaz

Beaded Pearls:

Swarovski 14mm creamrose

Swarovski 4mm crystals Light Colorado Topaz

Swarovski 3mm crystals-Dorado

Delica size 12 CDB 42

Miyuki 15-2442

Czech FP bronze

Sunday, August 16, 2009

new Work

Two new pieces that I am working on directions for, no titles as yet!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

CoverGirl Again! One of my Beaded Bead projects will be featured on the front cover of October 2009 Bead and Button magazine.

This is the beaded bead that is the project, shown in a few designs, (not the design you will see in the magazine)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Bracelet!

These wonderful new settings arrived for Swarovski 12mm Rivolis. I thought they would make great connectors , here is the bracelet, and also the directions .

Monday, June 15, 2009

More Rivoli settings!

These are in brass only, they all have 4 holes, just fold over the little prongs.These are available currently to fit style 1122 in 14mm, 16mm and 18mm, also style 4470 (square stone and 1201(large 27mm round) all with 4 holes, tons of design possibilities! Will be on the web site soon!

new settings or Rivoli stones

These are by Tierracast, they come in single, double or triple loops, and only fit the 12mm Rivoli 1122 stones, yes we carry the 12mm! plus on the web site for sale

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Patterns!

I am still stuck on beaded Rivolis! here I did 5 (2 are the same) and strung them together with some wonderful crystals. The spiral rope is a nice finish

The rope on this is stunning! Three sided Right Angle Weave done with 2 sizes of seed beads. The pendant is a crystal donut.

The crystal balls here are dodecahedrons (the diagram shows a thread path that is not the typical weave) and are simply strung together with seed beads and pearls into one long necklace!

This is a netted choker with crystals inset into the netting, then embellished on top with pearls.

Hey everyone! I have some new designs to show you!

I actually had 3 more than this but sent them to a magazine, who have showed interest, so I have to wait until I hear back from them first. (its a good thing/bad thing with magazines, good that they want to publish a project, but bad because customers have to wait till they do!)

Anyhow, here are the new things, patterns available by mail from me, here or you can pay and print yourself from

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Check this out!! A feature in the local newspaper!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rivoli Pendants patterns now available on line!

patterns are now available for download and print yourself!

My Rivoli Pendants patterns are on page 3-4


Monday, March 23, 2009

Rivoli Pendants!!

Look What I have done! Beading like mad around those addicting Rivoli stones! I have the shredded fingers and pile of bent needles to prove it!

Patterns available through my store or my web site (to be mailed out)

What can you do with these?

Either use them as pendants, hanging from a ribbon or maybe a beaded rope. Also try hanging a crystal ,or lampwork bead from the rivoli for a double hit. You can work up 5 or 6 of these are join them together for a braclet. Or, hey, just sit and look at them!!

There is no rule that says you have to wear or use everything you make, really!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

To be published later this month

Bead and Button magazine have a special issue called Brilliant Crystal Jewelry 2, these 2 bracelets of mine will be published in that special magazine issue!

Did you know....

Attention US residents...
Did you know that you can save quite a bit of money by purchasing from Canadian web sites now! like mine,
For those CDN web sites who have prices listed in Canadian dollars,( like mine!) when you live in the states and pay with Paypal, Paypal converts the CDN price to the US price for you.
For example, a kit which I have listed at $29.99 CDN, will acually show up at around $22.49 (or lower) on your paypal invoice!
Please, take advantage of us! Such a simple way to save, on my web site I have most of my patterns, many of my kits and a truly great selection of Swarovski Rivolis and stones.

A note to customers in other countries, I do mail to confirmed Paypal addresses!!


Mistakes are wonderful!

Tons of beaders are making my Perla Perl beads! how wonderful!~
One of the gals who works with me showed me an error she made, instead of using the 4mm pearl beads that the pattern calls for, she used 3mm, and guess what happened! the finished bead is now round, not oval! go ahead, make mistakes!
Thanks Cindy

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Bracelets!

Well, not toally new, but updated versions of some older patterns I had. You can purchase the directions from my web site or or in the store!
I had shown the mesh cuff along with a few other projectsd not yet published, to some customers a few weeks ago. By far, they liked the Mesh cuff. Very light on your arm, and if you use some AB 2X crystals, it sparkles like mad!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Spring Earrings

New Spring Earring Designs!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009