Monday, February 16, 2015


The preparation for my next Santa Fe show has been begun in ernest. Tomorrow I'm sending some bags down to Vivi and she will be displaying them in a window at the La Fonda Hotel starting March first. I'm going to be doing a lot of black velvet work this year. It's a different  price point, less expensive because it's less time consuming to make.  I'm excited about the pieces, the colors are so vibrant and the beadwork really pops when you use the black velvet as a background.  I think using the feathers in with the flowers is a natural fit and a fun design feature. Here are a couple of feather bags, one done and one on its way...

Thursday, February 5, 2015


So right now I'm making some prototypes for a class. Using the Elements of Inspiration cuffs we will be making these gorgeous little bracelets. The class is going to be at:
The class is on March 7th from 11 to 4. We will be learning bead embroidery and all the extras for putting the cuff together into a finished project. It's going to be fun! I'm looking forward to getting back into Gig's because right now she is closed for her annual buying trip at the bead show in Tucson. I know she is going to come back with lots and lots of things to tempt my bead addiction!