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...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Some of my new work for the up-coming Iowa Women's Leadership Conference...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

On Saturday, one of my two classes that I taught at Bead Haven was my "Sun Goddess" necklace... Pictured below you can see three beautiful Goddess that are works-in-progress, done by Becky, Jane and Kathy. They are three very talented beaders that was my pleasure to have in class! Aren't they doing a fantastic job? (I'm sorry I didn't get these posted on Saturday night gals-please accept my apology.)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Some new bracelets...

Two very different looks...same technique.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New work...

I am playing with ideas again...assorted fabrics, different vintage zippers. Can't you see it on a jacket for spring? (hope so)

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Valentine's Day!

(Click to enlarge, for full cuteness.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Arabesque bracelet from BEADWORK (design by Julie Walker)...I was surprised how easy this was. And, one length of thread (Fireline) did it all, with reinforcement! Click to enlarge and zoom in.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Arabesque Bracelet...
...a new easy class from BEADWORK to be held at Bead Haven on Wednesday evening January 26!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Precious "Sleepy Puppy Dreaming"...from Sara, to Matt, to me, to you...

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Things that make you go hmmm...
It is right now 11 degrees on 1-1-11.