Sunday, June 24, 2007


I'm in Arizona this week visiting my folks for cousins week so I won't be able to post anything new until I get back. I made a beautiful necklace for my older sister, Leora, this past week that I will be posting. It is made with smokey quartz and green delica seed beads. Just outstanding! She loved it. So enjoy your week out there and I'll post the pics as soon as I get back.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Busy Bee

I had the day off from work yesterday, so while my son was napping I was able to bead and then when he went to bed that night I beaded some more. I made three new items to place in my store. So here they are. They all have one thing in common. They all have the spear like drop glass beads incorporated in them. I sort of went back to that basics with these, as I have been doing a lot of bead weaving lately and was in the mood to do something different. So here is something different.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Beads 4 You Spring Challenge

Well I finally managed to get my beaded necklace and bracelet for the challenge finished last night. So here it is. You can also find it on Etsy for sale and I had lots of fun with this project. It's not often that I am in a position where someone else has chosen the beads that I use on a piece of work and it did make it a little challenging. I have to admit that I would have never chosen a lot of the beads that were put together in the challenge package, but it was extremely fun to make.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Coral On the Mind

This bracelet has been my best selling piece of jewelry so far. This will be the 4th bracelet in this style that I have made for someone so far. It must be something in the color combination that I have used. The colors of the sunset, reds, purples, yellows and everything in between. It is made with red coral, mookaite, fresh water pearls, delica seed beads, and bali silver. This bracelet was made for a customer from Sweden, who happens to be a relative in one way or another to my husband.

This bracelet is another customer order that I have just finished. They really liked the necklace and earrings that I had made for my Grandma B in a previous post and asked if I would make a bracelet and earrings similar to what I had made Grandma B. So here it is. It is made with fossil coral, fresh water pearls, smoky quartz, vermeil gold spacer beads, and a gold toggle clasp.

This particular piece will be going to someone in the Cape Cod area of the US. Hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Our Beady Names

Below are bead names for my sisters and I. The first is my name, then Leora, and last my sister Angie. I saw it first on Kaskaad site and thought it looked fun.

My Your Beady Name is: Chartruese Chevron Bead.

My Your Beady Name is: Silverlined Rainbow Miracle Bead.

My Your Beady Name is: Sapphire Stone Bead.

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Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Turquoise Bracelets

A customer recently asked me to make a series of four bracelets for her to give as gifts to her German relatives that will be visiting the US in June. Here are two of the bracelets that I have completed so far. I decided to do them with turquoise being the main color so that they could take them back to Germany as their authentic Native American Indian made jewelry.

I remember when my dad was stationed in Germany in the late 80's, there were all kinds of Native American Indian clubs over there at the time and the people really got off on Native American Indian items. At the time we lived on the economy in a small village called Alpen. One year for Faushing (I think that is the correct spelling) our neighborhood did a whole pioneer/Indian theme. So our family all wore our ribbon shirts and had our pendelton blankets over our arms and the neighbors were all pilgrims or pioneers, for our street float, for the town parade. It was tons of fun. My dad even ended up giving some of the neighbors some Navajo sand paintings for their American Indian collection.

Then when my husband was stationed at Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM, the German Air Force had just started to be stationed there also. I remember a lot of the German families would travel all over the state to visit the different tribes and go to their feast days and what not. They were just fascinated with the Native tribes. So my theme behind the bracelets was to make something that the German community would appreciate and enjoy as a piece of jewelry made by a Native American Caddo woman.

This bracelet was made with turquoise, smoky quartz, freshwater pearls, and bali silver beads.

This bracelet was made with turquoise, green turquoise, fresh water pearls, silver bali beads, delica beaded beads and an assortment of delica beads.