A Quartet of Beauty

It’s finally winter where I live, which means cold and rain … lots of rain, I hope. Gloom needs brightening, don’t you think? Here are four of my latest necklaces to brighten any woman’s collection. For the first one, below, I got to pull out my bead boxes and design from around a focal bead, […]

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Brighten the Dark Days

I live in California’s Central Valley where snow never reaches but we do have seasons. Here it’s finally fall and though our daytime temperatures haven’t been reflecting that, it’s getting very cool at night. So my designer mind splits: using bright colors to dispel cold and gloom and dark colors to enhance it. Some of […]

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Pretty little Cheers

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s getting harder and harder to feel cheery in 2020. But the colors and shapes and finishes of beads always intrigue me, as do the myriad of patterns I’ve downloaded to teach myself. So here are four of the eight new bracelets I’ve made over the summer—I’m […]

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Pandemic Pretties

As you may know, I’m also writer, but sometimes the words just won’t come (thank you, Covid 19). And when I’m not writing, I distract myself with my beads. Today’s photo highlights the result. I’m still fascinated with learning new bead weaving stitches, but my hundreds of gemstone and metal beads guilt me for neglecting […]

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BRACELETS, 3

I’m a huge bracelet lover, so I make a lot of them. And because I can’t keep them all for myself, I’m happy to share these with you. Each of these creations is handcrafted by me. The strung bracelets are one of a kind, not mass produced, so you can wear your purchase with the […]

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