Thursday, November 10, 2011


Netted Ornament - Thursday, November 17th at 1PM

I'll be teaching this project! You should be able to complete the netting and do a row of embellished drops on the bottom in class. I love the way these look and sparkle when held to light! I'm going to make a few more of these!!!

I had a customer give me this green ornament to see if I could teach it to her. I came up with this beaded version to teach. I made one, but didn't finish it yet, with a denser beaded netting. And then I'll get out my crochet hooks!

New Class Samples!

I had a customer ask me to teach this stitch! It is called the flat spiral. The green bracelet is an example of the single flat spiral and the pink bracelet is a double flat spiral. Please join us for this class! It's a stunner!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Bead Nite! And the winner is......

Last Friday's Bead Nite was a lot of fun! Michael's gave me a Thing-A-Ma Jig to raffle off! And the lucky winner was.....Beth Bukowski!!!! Enjoy it!

Some Student Work!

Monday, October 24, 2011

This Week's Class Photos

I had three wonderful classes this past week and these are just a few of the completed projects! There was Bead Stringing, Wire Crochet and Viking Knit! Need to get those Viking Knit projects finished! Enjoy All!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dutch Spiral Rope for Auction

I made this Miyuki Kit Dutch Spiral Necklace to donate to the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. It will be auctioned on October 29th, 2011.

For more information on this special event and this special place go to the link below!

This Past Week's Class Photos

This week's class photos are from the Spiral Rope Class and Wire Crochet! There was a Bead Stringing Class, but no finished products.


Hope to have photos from that class soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Specialty Classes This Week!

I've had specific requests from customers for two different techniques this week. On Friday evening I'll be teaching the Herringbone Stitch and on Saturday Morning I will teach the Spiral Rope.

I have one more time slot available on Thursday - Come on in and register for Thursday or one of the classes below! Hope to have a sample of the Herringbone soon! Any questions, let me know!

Happy Beading!

Thursday, Oct 13th – 1:00 PM or 6:15 PM - OPEN*

Friday, Oct 14th – 6:15 PM - Herringbone/Ndebele Stitch

Hope to have a picture here soon!

Saturday, Oct 15th – 10 AM - Spiral Rope

Friday, September 30, 2011

Some New Class Photos!

Here are 2 projects from a Beaded Cabochon Class:

Cheryl's viking knit earrings, hope to have some more Viking Knit photos for you soon!

Wire Crochet seems to be the hot class of the moment! This is what I came up with - And here is what my wonderfully talented students came up with -We had lots of fun also!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party REVEAL!!!!

So, I finally received my soup and had all of 10 days to work with it! Thank goodness I didn't have to miss out on this! This party has 362 artists participating from 21 countries on 5 different continents! Going to have fun blog hopping to see everyone's creations!

(Click on the images to see larger pictures!)

Finished the ring last night. Beautiful heart shaped focal, made into a very organic feeling ring. Around the edge are size 15 charlotte sterling silver beads and in the corner are a cluster of size 2MM Swarovski crystals. I'm wearing this all day and smiling!

I'm so happy with my pieces! Thank you Genea Crivello-Knable for being a most awesome partner! And thank you Lori McDaniel Anderson for hosting this party!

Genea wanted to see the ring on my fingers, so here it is! I love it, it makes me smile!

This piece uses the wonderful lentils, headpins and toggle that my partner, Genea Crivello-Knable sent to me. I made 4 beaded beads with Swarovski, some from Lori McDaniel Anderson, and seeds. The wonderful netted beads are my adaptions of a pattern from Sabine Lippert.

I peyoted the focal bead and hung a heart head pin. I used a spiral rope stitch with swarovski crystals. The lampwork design is amazing, I just wish you could see the details!

I tried so very hard to get the colors to show, they are so beautiful!

You can ge a better idea from this picture, but it is still so much more gorgeous in person!

I thought the colors outside would pop, the lentil swirls are amazing!

The colors are so rich, and so my colors!

My boys were really not interested in taking pictures!

I tried very hard to get them involved and focus on me and my jewelry!

I wanted to see their beautiful faces accent the beautiful beads!

I decided to give up on the boys and focus again on the jewelry!

You can see a little bit more of the colors in the lentils here.

Angel got bored....

and Moe found something much more interesting!

I am almost done with one more project and hope to have that here soon!

You can check out what my partner did with the beads I sent her by going to this site -

she takes amazing photographs! And she does fabulous work! She has a wonderful etsy shop, that I'll be buying more beads from!!!

Hope you enjoyed my soup projects!

Enjoy and Happy Beading, gv