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April 25, 2024



Time Flys,
What's Happening . . .

I can't believe we're already into the first quarter of this year. It's been a great ski season and amazingly, a full year since I've even touched my website!

I've been re-adjusting to being semi-retired and figuring out how to downsize my bead business. But while it's taken the back burner, I've started to expand my designs in the applique quilting world and rediscovered my joy of drawing again.

I am working on a few new projects for the Alaska Bead Cruise. I will be making all my specialty retreat projects from the cruises and Teton Bead Retreat available on the website later this year.

This will probably be my last bead cruise as it's time to move on and enjoy the creative process again and possibly the end of even the Teton Bead Retreats, not sure quite where the futue will take me.

Check back for new designs and the special projects!

Quilt Magic

This was a fun little peyote necklace design based on a modern and traditional quilt pattern design and ALL my favorite colors!

When you finish it, it's a puffy little pillow with playful fringe and the perfect size for everyday wear.

Remember, all new "Complete" Kits are limited editions, only available until they run out. The pattern and "Delica" only kits will be available after they are sold out.




September 15-22, 2024 ::: 7 Night / 8 Day Cruise
Dawes Glacier Cruise
Celebrity Cruise Line ::: Celebrity Solstice


We have a full group going, it's probably my last one to orgaize.
Thank you all for joining me on these adventures.

We're traveling on the luxurious Celebrity Cruise Line this time to some new locations. Icy Strait Point, Dawes Glacier and Endicott Arm are on this route. Click on the ship name above to see pictures of this amazing ship.

Round trip from Vancouver, BC with a fun PRE-Cruise tour out to Butchart Gardens on Victoria Island. This is a beautiful part of the country to explore if you've never been here, so taking the time to enjoy being in Vancouver and the surrounding areas is worth the extra couple of days.

Click here for cruise information.



Kimono I - Spring

The second in my kimono series for my new book "Four Seasons Kimono".

I love how the fringe and necklace came out. Playing with peyote tube beads and linking them for a waterall of strands, and fun with the lower fringe with loopy overlapping strands.

The colors in this are so hard to photograph, soft frosted spring greens and yellow with the cream and rich reds of the poppies. The kimono has pale lavendar and frost silverlined white patterning and the color block is actually a rich deep marigold color with a sprinkling of tangerine accents. If you've ever seen any of my other designs in person, you know the photos on the website just don't do them justice.




Travelling Bead Boards
All boards include binder clips to hold on lid. If you have problems with your hands, you can also pick up the self sticking velcro straps and use at least two straps, one for the length and width to hold it shut.

TBB-2 Designer - 32 Spaces
7-1/2" W x 9" L x 1" H
Color: White Oak Base / Ebony Lid
$35 ...

This combination is for seed beaders and stringers using larger crystals, pearls. Great for when I'm designing new bracelets and necklaces.

TBB-3 Mini - 19 Spaces
4-1/4" W x 7-1/2" L x 1" H
My favorite as it will fit most of my designs
and is so easy to bring along.

Color: White Oak Base / Ebony Lid
$25 ...

TBB-4 Mini Designer - 13 Spaces
4-1/4" W x 7-1/2" L x 1" H
Color: White Oak Base / Ebony Lid
$25 ...

NOTE: Not all designs are available in all colors. If you have a choice it will show up in the shopping cart or see descriptions to the left.


Interested in Beading & Art Retreats?

I'll be planning more retreats. To find out more sign up for my beading retreat newsletter. The Retreats will be open sessions. Enjoy working inside or outside overlooking the Teton Mountains. You can learn anything I have kitted in my studio or pulled from my HUGE bead stash, OR you can bring a beading project you've needed help with! There will be beading, applique quilt designs, and who knows what else available by then for you to explore and create!

Applique Art Quilt Designs!

Click here to see the quilt designs. Working on getting back to the "drawing board" again. I love to draw and creating these different designs are so much fun. If you have a pattern idea e-mail it to me. If you want your fluffy buddy imortalized in fabric, I do custom designs, .75 cents per sq. inch., portrait with placement and color code chart. If it's one I'd like to use as a design for retail and it's okay with you, you will receive the pattern for FREE! Just e-mail me several pictures of your furry friend close up and in action, and his/her name and a little about them. It helps me capture more of their personality.

2 0 2 4   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
September 15 - 22
Alaska Bead Cruise
Click here to be learn more
October 26 - 28
International Quilt Market
Sample Spree October 25th - Booth # TBA
George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

October 31 - November 3
International Quilt Festival
Booth # TBA
George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

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