Wow! Full classes…

The response to my new classes has been overwhelming… thanks so much for your support!

The first class of Mixed-Up Tubular was full  within a week of posting, but I was able to add an overflow class the next day, which also filled up!  This was a really fun class to teach and the color selections by the students were fabulous…  I posted some class photos in the Student Gallery, and can’t wait to get some finished photos.  I’ve already seen some in person and they are awesome!

Super Fandango is also full at this time…  the next offering is Sat, June 2, 2018 from 1-4:00 PM.  The Calendar is up to date on this site, but if you are on Facebook, you can like my page (there is a link in the footer of this page to do that) and see events there too .

I also hear that my Add-On class at the Fall 2018 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is filling up.  How exciting!

Keep on beading…

Heart of Texas Fall 2018 Add-On Class

“Heart Pagoda”  designed exclusively for the HOT Bead Retreat…

Thrilled with the structure of this piece!  More colorways will be available as the summer progresses.  Overall length of the pendant is about 3″.


The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat is a wonderful retreat with some lovely teachers and projects!   Offered in Spring and Fall, check out their website for additional information and dates.  There might be a few spots available for Spring, but my add-on class is in the Fall (September 20-23, 2018), and registration is now open!

Busy Beading…

I was shocked when I saw my last post was in January!  How did it get to be April?  So, I guess I need to share what I’ve been up to for the past few months.  🙂

I’ve revamped my Peyote, Odd & Even class, and created two separate classes with their own projects.  I found that my beginning students were hungry for a project rather than simply learning a new technique.  Peyote 101 is devoted to Even Count peyote, and students create a bracelet.  Peyote 102 is Odd Count, and the project is a pendant with a tube bail.  I love seeing the colors chosen, and there are already some photos in the Student Gallery!  Very happy with this change.

A lot of my projects have been in Delicas over the years, but I found a new appreciation for working with seed beads again when I  created three new classes:  Mixed-Up Tubular, Fandango Earrings, and Super Fandango.  The “Fandango” classes are part of my Dagger series that began with 15 Daggers a few years ago.  And Mixed-Up Tubular is a fabulous, supple rope combining herringbone, chenille, and peyote stitches.  Looking forward to teaching them in April!

Two of my “retired” class tutorials are now available in the Shop:  15 Daggers and Fleur de Mer.   I’ve had a lot of students in these classes over the years, so I hope the tutorials are well received.  They are fun to make!

And, last but not least, I finished the design for the Add-On Class at the Fall 2018 Heart of Texas Bead Retreat in Austin!  More to come on that once the links are made public…

So, dear beading friends, hope to see you in a class if you’re in the Austin area (the Calendar is up to date).  And, if you aren’t, I hope you’ll visit the Etsy shop and take a look at the offerings.

Happy Beading!