Yearly Archives: 2012

Thanks for an Incredible Year

As 2012 closes, it’s most appropriate to send a thank you shout out to the many customers who visited with me at one of my shows, purchased a piece of my wearable art, or otherwise supported my bead affair. Thank … Continue reading

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Heed the Call of the Bead Siren

The bead siren calls and, of course, I answer. Regardless of deadlines, “should-do’s,” and pending projects, I give myself to the bead siren and find joy in creating. My studio is a sanctuary. Once inside, nothing intrudes on creativity. This … Continue reading

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Snack, Sip and Shop and Support Local Artists

The First Annual Designing Women’s Wearable Art Show is one month away on December 8, 2012. Four of us ((L to R)Jerry White, Jane Bradley, Patti Farley, Mary Ellen Merrigan) collaborated to produce this event in early December. Jerry White … Continue reading

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Pick Any Item and Begin a Beadweaving

  These three buttons caught my eye. Because of their interesting pattern, I’d kept them for months. Before I could change my mind, I clipped the shank off one, filed it smooth and glued it to some Lacey’s stiff stuff. … Continue reading

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Bead Artist Cindy Chavez Packs FUN Into Every Project

“I want everybody to have as much fun as I’m having!” She means it. The enthusiasm of Cindy Chavez collects people and projects: from beads and fibers to resin-filled bezels and paints, to mixes of many techniques. A whirlwind of … Continue reading

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Discover, Challenge and Creatively Express Yourself Through Art Classes

Why take classes? Why continue working to master your art/craft? I can identify three reasons, three BIG benefits of the beading-related classes I’ve enjoyed: Discovery  Challenge  Creative expression 1. Discovery. Individual courses offer a hands-on experience and thus, one of … Continue reading

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Say YES to Choker-style Statement Necklaces

These things intrigue me: Real gemstones Beadweavings Multi-strand necklaces Combine them, and I’m over the top with delight. Choker necklaces fit snugly around the neck. Yet, each presentation looks different. In Butterflies R Free, the oblong focal, a beadweaving encompassing a … Continue reading

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Use Creativity to Spread Joy and Expand Your Life

What about creativity excites you? How do you recognize those things that move your soul? What prompts you to start a new project or attempt the re-do of an old one? These questions and more occur to me after an … Continue reading

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Lucky Winner Picks Tri-wrap Macrame Bracelet

Congratulations to Jane M. (customer #53) who won this tri-wrap bracelet from my second annual studio tour. Thank you to each person who stopped by during this year’s Sandia Heights Artist Tour. You may have… Stopped to check out stop … Continue reading

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Salud! Treasure Necklace, THE Ultimate Memory Marker

Memory Makers: Big birthdays, especially big “0” birthdays Extended family get-togethers High school reunions Deep conversations with best friends Few things give me greater pleasure than combining my passion for beading with a client’s best memories to create a Treasure … Continue reading

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