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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Yikes, April starts tomorrow, which means that I need to remind you that online registration for my Luminous Tweed cuff class will end April 6, 2015.  After that, you can still register for the class when you get to Bead Fest Spring.  I hope you can join me for this fun class that uses the new etched farfalle beads.  You will learn a variation of Right Angle Weave and how to glue a magnetic clasp to a bracelet.  Here is a registration link with more details: Luminous Tweed.  See you at the show! 

Monday, March 9, 2015


I am so excited to announce that registration is open for my 3 classes at Beaders Best 2015 in Hamburg, Germany from August 21-23.  Registration is open for all of the beadwork classes (and there are some beautiful projects) but I am most excited about my classes.

Friday, August 21 from 9 am- 12N will be a Mimi-Wreath Earring class using the Russian Spiral stitch.
For more information and registration, please visit Workshops.

Saturday, August 22from 9am-4pm will be the Opposites Attract bracelet involving a Turkish bead crochet stitch and WireLuxe, knitted wire.
For more information and registration, please visit Workshops.

Sunday, August 23 from 9am -4pm will be Luminous Tweed cuff, using etched farfalle beads in a version of Right Angle Weave with embellished crystals.
For more information and registration, please visit Workshops.
I am looking forward to seeing many of the European beaders there-hope you can join us.

Monday, March 2, 2015


      When York Beads closed, many of us were sad to lose a great resource for Czech beads and a fun place to visit.  Luckily, two former York employees have opened mail order businesses to fill some of the void left by that beloved family business.
      In my last post, I mentioned Bon Beads, which saved my bacon with lovely colors of etched farfalle beads.  They have much more including fire polish beads, mushrooms, pyramids, superduos, and aged seed beads.  There is a $100 minimum for an order, but there is much to tempt you.  Here are some of the mushroom beads that I couldn't resist.
Bon Beads

These are some of the etched farfalle beads that I bought for my Luminous Tweed bracelet kits.

     Bon Beads is not the only new source because Kelly Stevenson, a favorite in the bead world, has opened Back2Bead, with his own selection of Czech Beads.  Kelley has buttons, charlottes, dragon scales, fire polish, daggers, rhinestone roundels, aged stripe seed beads, and more.  There is no minimum order at Kelly's online shop.  These are some of the fire polish beads and donuts that are calling my name.


More Back2Bead

So check out either or both of these new suppliers when you need some Czech Beads.