Category Archives: beading

On the Ninth Day of Craftsmas . . . .

my true love gave to me . . . handmade felted Christmas ornaments for the tree (and a giant margarita because we are getting down to the wire, people). Last Christmas, I saw a pretty picture of some felted ornaments … Continue reading

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On the Fifth Day of Craftsmas . . .

. . . my true love gave to me: knitted bead wrap bracelets! Okay now before you get all wigged out, let me just tell you that you are going to see pictures of all different ones of these I … Continue reading

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“On the Fourth Day of Craftsmas . . .

my true love gave to me . . . . bead crochet bangles for the party.” Now this is a fun project! I started making these when I accumulated all these little odds and ends of “diva” yarns – ribbons, … Continue reading

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Crocheted Beaded Bangles

So last Thursday, after finishing my work for the day, I headed off to Target for some necessities. I both love and hate Target. I love it because of how convenient it is, how it gives 5% back to the … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Bead Closet

Last week, while traveling in Texas for work, I managed to get a few days’ visit in with my family and a couple of dear friends. One of them was Lisa, my college pal, beading buddy and all around best … Continue reading

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My Own Crystal Balls to Ring in the New Year

Made these . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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My Schweddy Balls

Yeah, that may be just about my favorite Saturday Night Live┬ásketch in the 30+ years I’ve been watching the show. So, of course, it was in my head when I got inspired to make these around mid-December. If you are … Continue reading

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Jewelry Sale Preview

So, as I posted last weekend, my friend Janie Rose and I will be selling our handmade creations at our dear friend Carolyn Pugh’s Skein Lane Studio this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 208 Carmel Avenue in El … Continue reading

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Nebulous

Ta da!!!! I finished Fickle Knitter’s “Nebulous” Shawl last night at about 6 p.m., then I dashed off to my first ukulele lesson at a new place – it’s hard to make playing the ukulele boring, but this guy managed … Continue reading

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Holden Shawlette – All Finished!

This is my favorite kind of post to write – the one where we have gotten to the end of a class and I get to show off all the great hard work and imagination of the women who knit … Continue reading

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