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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let me introduce you to....

There are excellent beaders who buy my patterns and using their own colors make them come to life. I am going to share with you the stunning pieces they are creating and will start off with these 2 beaders. Both Sabine and Susanne's beading skills are outstanding. Their tension is spectacular, something I am fanatic about and remember, tension is not always about tight but about being even throughout your work.
 Sabine Reisenauer
When  I started selling my Tarouk Blooms pattern, I hoped that I would one day, get to see it beaded up with someone else's color palette. I was also hoping that they would take the idea and create something beautiful from it. 
I took a sharp breath in when Sabine's photo popped up on my Face Book wall. Wow! The colors and what she has created with it is, for me,  totally and utterly gorgeous! 
 Susanne Madeo-Mehner 
Adding that little bit of extra
It thrills me no end when I see my patterns take on another life like this. I find that Susanne's color choice and adding pretty pearl spacers between the drops has rendered my Cactus Drops into something very elegant - I adore it.....     I want to make another one !

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Evolutions - The Pattern

Evolutions is in my shops!      
The act of sharing or giving, is by far, one of the most rewarding experiences one can have. As part of an ever expanding and multi-cultural Beading world, I get to see and read how willing people are to offer some form of help or encouragement  to a fellow artist. We are always happy to hear of someone's good news and quickly send off ((hugs)), xxxx's and mwah's when another is feeling a bit low or is going through a rough time. We get to share photos of new babies in our families and the pets we all love so deeply. So many of us have wonderful supportive spouses and we offer up pics of the sumptious meal that has been cooked for us or the weekend spent away in some heavenly haven. We get to show the work we do, to people who truly are interested and want to see more! 

Did you ever think that we could be so universally united? That we really are all the same underneath the fluffery and truly enjoy sharing things that are special and dear to us 
Evolutions afforded me the opportunity to feel that wonderful feeling of caring and sharing. I can tell you that it feels good!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Well, to say this is new for me is a serious understatement! Yes, I know, I will just have to get the hang of it. I mean, where or should I say, how do I add the links to my web sites? I am just going to have to muddle through until I get it figured out or hound someone else for this much needed help :) A day you can see, I got that much needed help and have been able to add my shop links, thank you Mandy:)

So, for my first bite.... 

Vera, totally threw me when she showed me a beautiful,  Flat Peyote rolled Cuff she had made. This was after having started beading in July 2010, giving it up that same December and then, suddenly, taking it up again a short while ago. I was gobsmacked and I loved it. I really wanted to write the pattern and so I paid her for her idea, reworked it to be a Tubular Peyote piece and named it Evolutions. 

The pattern is now in progress and Vera will also receive royalties from the sales. She worked her original design using Red Czech and Miyuki beads and I have made a another 2 (busy with a 3rd) using only Miyuki beads.

Make no mistake...These are BIG and are for the bold and daring wearer. They also chew through your bead stash (40g 8o beads alone) and take just that little bit longer to make than you think they will but.....they are really really cool to wear. 

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