Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Well Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope everyone had a enjoyable one and that you didn't eat to much. LOL..ya sure. Mine was great. Especially since I don't have to cook. This is my husbands favorite holiday. When he gets to cook for his family and anyone else who wants to join us. I did make stuffed artichokes and rice balls. In honer of my Italian Grandma. But I did that the day before.
I've been very busy lately make jewelry . I got a very nice commission from my Dentist. He wants 6 free form bracelets for the girls in his office. I have 3 done for him and one that's for me so far. Here is a photo. I'm very please with the way they turned out. By doing the free form instead of a patterned bracelet. My dentist has made me come out of my comfort zone and stretch. This is what he requested. I'm also going to post some of my other pieces. Hope you like them. This is a necklace that I made to go with a bracelet. I sold the bracelet and then made another. Which sold soon after it was finished. Well that it for now. Have to get back to work . After all I have 3 more bracelets to make...

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I mentioned that I make quilts. So I thought I would post a few photos of some of my work. This quilt is one of my early quilts. It's called "Always" finished in 1998. Center photo transfer is my wedding picture which was supered in posed on to the music sheet of our song. I will now blow my own horn and say it has won a few awards. 1st place at Northern Star quilters show, Best of Show at Duchess Heritage Show. Viewers choice at Village Square guild show. And juried in AQS in Paducah.

Like a lot of quilters I started by wanting to make just one quilt. Ha! Well after I think 12 years I'm still at it. I stated out doing traditional and have slowing started moving into more art quilts.
I especially like landscapes. This one is only 12 x 12 called Lavender fields.

I'm not really into doing abstract style quilts. I admire people who can do that. Often wondering how they think it up. I'm so very literal. A person is a person and a apple is a apple. You all know what I mean.

This one is one of my favorites. Have you ever done something that
when you look at it you can't believe you did that. Well that's how I feel about this one. "Venezia". 16x19....Won Best of Challenge 2006 "Shakespeare in Stitches" from the Merchant of Venice. Juried into Houston International Quilt Festival 2006

Well, that's it for now. There is more, I just don't want to bore you all.