• My First Ribbon at the State Show

    I am over the moon! I find it a big enough thrill to be displayed at this level of open competition, but to get a ribbon is simply fabulous! This is my first time entering any of my beaded work and even though I was very happy with the piece, I am never sure what …

  • Bead-It-Forward Quilt Squares

    Every year I see the Bead-it-Forward Quilt going up for auction and every year I think that it would be a good thing to be a part of. Last year I decided to get involved. Why not? I’m beading anyway, and beading for charity – ¬†even if it is a charity on the other side …

  • Entering The Local Show

    I’ve entered local agricultural shows for as long as I can remember. First it was with school, then it was with the support of school, and then I was running around entering all of the shows in the area with all sorts of exhibits. I’ve entered many sections from poetry to pottery and even had …

  • Beading Babes #7 – Enchanted Rivoli Earrings

    I really haven’t done all that much with Swarovski crystals. They are lovely and all, but not the sort of thing I can nip down to the shops in without feeling incredibly overdressed. I bought a few of the classic bicones from eBay way back when, and of course they turned out to be knock-offs. …