Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 make me smile!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Dragon Flies in the Garden"

This embroidered pin was created for the Brucemore Art and Garden Show. It features a large glass Czech Dragonfly with embroidered metal zipper teeth and Miyuki beads . It really glows with color! The show is this Saturday from 9-4pm. I will be in the same location as last year--The Courtyard, Area 6.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Designs-Brucemore Bound

These are two new necklace designs featuring metal zippers and antique buttons.  Both necklaces are long and have a nice weight to them.  Many of the buttons are of rare celluloid composition. ( I also love the sound they create!)
My Goddess Pin is Brucemore Bound...
The Brucemore Art and Garden Show is this Saturday August 25 9am-4pm.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Pendant won't be long...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Work...

I am getting ready for the Brucemore Art and Garden Show. This is a new embroidered pin created with vintage metal zipper teeth, seed beads, dagger beads and some new crackled stone disks.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

There is one seat left in my Zipper and Beads Embroidered Cuff at the Bead and Button Show! The other Zipper Teeth and Beads bracelet class has sold out-but you can still learn the basic technique in this class!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Zipper Teeth Embroidered Cuff

Here are two different color combinations of a class I am teaching at the Bead and Button Show this June. They are made out of metal zipper teeth and various glass seed beads---also some cabochons and/or sequins for additional embellishment. There are still 5 spaces available in this 3 hour class (B121695) if you are interested-I'd love to share my technique with you! Click on the photo if you'd like a closer look. (My other class-which is an all day class also featuring metal zipper teeth is currently sold out.)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Working tonight on a new kit for the Bead and Button Show...shades of blue beads with metal zipper teeth...Click to enlarge.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New cuffs recently born...

Here are two cuffs ...similar technique, but very different looks! Click on photos to enlarge. The project will be offered as a new class through Bead Haven in March. AND, you'll be able to finish this project during class-Yea!! (Metal zippers and fibers will be provided complimentary by me!) More class details to follow from Bead Haven!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Milwaukeee B&B Show 2012

So honored that one of my classes (upper right hand corner B121695) is on today's Bead and Button Show advertisement in the Bead and Button newsletter! My bracelet features embroidery with metal zipper teeth and beads. I'm featured in this ad with projects by Lisa Nivan Kelly, Nancy Cain, and Kathryn Bowman! I will be teaching the above bracelet class on Fri. June 8, and my other freeform cuff on Sun June 10. There are 3 spaces left for the Friday class if you're interested! I would love to see you and share this fun technique with you. There are SO many possibilities with the technique!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wally and make me smile!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

On my beading mat today...
Hawkeye Embroidered Pin...size 11/os and 8/os

Friday, August 19, 2011

15 days till Iowa Hawkeye football...

Friday, July 15, 2011

July is "National Horseradish Month." Yes, it is.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." ...Dalai Lama

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beautiful Knotted Classwork...

What a great class today of three delightful ladies who create three very different and creative knotted designs! The first photo below, is a picture of Joanne's knotted bracelet. It is absolutely stunning with different shapes and textures of Miyuki and Czech glass beads!
The second photo below is the first strand of Linda's necklace. It is a striking blend of knotted jute and Czech glass beads. And, can you spot the silver washers that are incorporated in her design? It is just a great combination of black, beige, and silver!

Below is Barbara's necklace in progress. Look at the beautiful "Cristina Leonard" bronze button she is incorporating in the clasp. Can't wait to see this finished...such fantastic work! Barbara also took my morning class and created a beautiful peyote stitched cuff. It was a stunning combination of copper metal and Delica beads...I apologize for not taking a photo, Barbara!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Here is Linda's finished "Lazy Daisy" bracelet from a previous very well done, Linda!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sara and Matthew Craine...what a beautiful married couple!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lazy Daisy class...

Look at the beautiful work done by (starting on the left) Linda, Pauline, Becky, Kathy, and Jane! Beautiful job, ladies! ...and here is Jane's finished bracelet!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Look at he beautiful job Sherry did in the Caterpillar class that I taught at Bead Haven this evening. She will be able to wear this with so many things! Great work, Sherry!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Betty's, Anita's, and Jeanne's beautiful mother...Joe's, Karl's, Bill's, and Matthew's grandmother... Lindsay's, Jessie's, JJ's, Carter's, and Cole's great-grandmother!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'll have quite a few wrapped and hammered pieces at the Women's Show. Here is one I made today...
Here are some newly created pieces for the Iowa Women's Conference. I like how the necklace below came together and how it looks-I really enjoyed making it-one of a kind! The second photo is a vintage metal zipper that I made into a 20 inch necklace with embellishments and wrapped wire loops. The zipper works-so you can really change the look of this when you wear it! The zipper necklace is surrounded by 3 new zipper pendants...