Saturday, August 23, 2008


These photos are of my latest projects. I've had fun making a lined jacket for my granddaughter who lives in Alaska. This was my first attempt at lining something and it turned out quite good. She'll stay nice and warm!
The bright green shirt was my own pattern because I like a lower neckline and a longer hem. My daughter surprised me with the material and said: "Do something with it!" So, I did!
The earrings are my latest - dreamcatchers (a fiery red, orange & yellow) and the gold medallions with red, faceted 4 & 6mm beads.
I love creating new things and I got the chance with this beautiful turquoise and sterling silver rosary. I used a 24 gauge eyepin to support the use this could get and 10 links of chain for the spaces.
If you have any questions on how to make any of my projects just leave a comment or email me and I'll be happy to help with your own endeavor. Enjoy yourselves!
Made With Love As Always,

Thursday, August 21, 2008


This is the first finished block in my granddaughter's quilt. It not only has embroidery, but I added a few beads as well. I had a lot of fun making this purple block. My next one is blue... so when I get going with the bunny in the middle, I'll give you a peek!
Made With Love As Always,

Friday, July 25, 2008


I really had fun making these three pair of earrings. On the top pair, each earring is made with one long piece of thread. Very challenging indeed! The middle pair (actually the one you see) is a half moon with a tiny ball in the middle. That was the hardest part of this entire earring. The other beads were easy. The bottom triangle was very fun to make and dangles freely when you wear it.
What do I do with all these earrings? Why give, sell or just plain wear! The top and bottom pair went to a disabled friend who digs dangling things and the middle pair barely made it off my desk and they went straight into my daughter's ears!
Have fun with you jewelery!
Made With Love As Always,

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Take a look at my new fun jewelery! They're great for those summer outings or an evening at your favorite hang-out. I just love these and am wearing these earrings (pic #1) to a party this weekend. Enjoy your jewelery and remember the statement it makes for you!
Made With Love As Always,

Friday, June 13, 2008


Here are some pictures I took at our latest sale. This is "The Jewelry Board". Anything I wanted to show hanging I put here. It was especially effective for the earrings in the middle picture which had a bead that can swing back and forth in the middle of it. Really cute and very fashionable! The third picture of the flower piece can be worn with a pair of red beaded earrings or, if you have them, a pair of flower studs. Enjoy your jewelry!
Made With Love As Always,

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Little Birddies

I had a lot of fun putting these lavender birddies together. They are small enough for a young lady to wear as a "hang-down" pair of earrings and yet not be ostentatious. They look pretty darn good in my ears too! Actually, the first two pair were made for a set of twins, so I made one with a lavender bead above the birddie and the other, a pink bead. Now, their mom can hopefully tell them apart (unless they switch earrings, of course!).
Made With Love As Always,

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dreamcatcher Earrings

This is my latest creation...dreamcatcher earrings! Hard to make but beautiful to look at and to wear! Unfortunately, because of all the silver plating, it's been difficult to get a good picture that doesn't shine back at you and make it hard to see the little turquiose chips next to the silver (plated) feather. I'm also experimenting with other colors....lavender with amethyst, red with ? (something... not sure yet on that one), and, because it's May and my daughter's birthday, green with swarvosky emeralds.
Made With Love As Always,

I'll be having a gallery for you to browse through very soon!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Beginning A New Quilt...

These are the beginnings of a new quilt....a Victorian Patchwork quilt... done with material sent from my daughter to make my granddaughter a quilt. I decided that since she had alot already, I'd send her a keepsake by adding beads and special lace. The teddybear is lace from a curtain that hung in my daughter's window when she was a baby. The piece of lace you see is from her Aunt Heather's prom dress when she was in high school (pretty gracious of Heather to let me take the lace off her keepsake!). I'll be continuing to update this project as I work on it (between all my other projects, of course!).

Made With Love As Always,

Medical ID Bracelets - Beaded & One Of A Kind!

I think these are my favorite bracelets because I hook them to my medical ID tag and I don't have to wear a chain all the time. Since I made these to my collection I've added some new ones that have the smaller fire-polished glass beads interspersed with silver-plated beads. These are more delicate, and I hope to have a new picture of them soon.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Baby Clothes

These clothes were hand crafted for my new granddaughter Jude Avery. She lives in Alaska so she can wear them in the summer with pants and shirt, or, when it's really warm, just as a dress with leggings (until she grows out of them, of course!). I also have a quilted winter bonnet I'm working on that will keep her head warm in those icy winds in Alaska.

Monday, April 28, 2008

More Custom Jewelry!

These sets are the custom hard to get, but fun stuff. I especially love my Zebra set! Many thanks to ArtByRetta for the photographs and layouts.

Custom Made One-Of-A-Kind Earrings

These are a sample of some earrings I've put together for this up-coming season. I don't very often repeat the same thing, but these 3 have been favorites of my friends. I only have available what's in stock at any one time, but will sometimes take a limited number of orders.
Always Made With Love,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Victorian Quilt Sampler

My mother told me to always practice a new technique before creating a new piece. So, before making a new Victorian Quilt as a keepsake for my new granddaughter, Jude Avery, I made the sampler quilt block for practice. It's 21"x21" and almost finished. I pieced it together with invisible thread first, then began stitching the embroidery. The hardest part for me is deciding which stitches to put where to show variety. I'll add close-ups (if my camera allows) so you can see more detail soon.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Made With Love

I have traveled many places,
While my fingers danced across the strings
Of my companion - my viola -
How I loved to hear it sing!

Then one day the dancing stopped...
My fingers stilled in crushing pain.
I sat in darkness, never moving,
What was I worth? I cried in vain.

Then I met a remarkable lady...
Blind - needing clothes - who used to sew.
She woke my fingers to their fullest potential...
She challenged me to learn to "know".

"Know" when I could and when I couldn't,
But best of all... at least to try.
Now I sew and bead and quilt...
And I don't sit around and cry.

The time I have is now a gift,
With angels watching on above...
To make a smile on someone's face -
Creating freely and made with love.


Always Made With Love,