Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work in Progress Freeform Peyote Necklace

After going to a bead faire I'm always inspired to do more beadwork. So after Sat.'s faire I dug out a freeform peyote stitch necklace that I hadn't worked on in some time and started adding some of my recently acquired beads to it. The color scheme is red and purple with silver accents. I made sure to get a photo of it today so you can see it.

Medicine pouch

I've been working on a new medicine pouch in peyote stitch. I used a tp tube cut lengthwise and then taped together to make the diameter of the tube. I'm using 2 shades of pink, green and silver for the rows so far. I can't really explain it but tedious projects are more rewarding when I finally complete them. Things that I can crank out quickly just don't mean as much.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peyote Stitch in brown

I can't believe how quickly the days pass. I did do a bit of peyote stitch. Only one of the photos came out so here it is.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Peyote stitch/gourd stitch

Peyote stitch practice. If I don't do it once in a while I forget how.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I just signed up for Tagfoot. Come see all my links and comments and my wishlist.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Earrings Epiphany

I'm working on a new pair of cluster earrings. All I have to do now is cut them off the chain and add the ear wires.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Want to join too? Go to the code 'legendofping' and you could have the luxury of posting to all your blogs in one fell swoop like I do. Way more efficient than doing it one by one.
I'm not sure what 'ping my default' means but I guess I'll find out when I hit send.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come view my Flickr photo stream. Over 3000 photos I've taken are waiting there for your pleasure.
I just signed up for to make social networking more effiecient.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pirate booty in a wire cage.

These wire cages are great for displaying trinkets, beads without good holes in them, shells, marbles and other knicknacks.
They are in my shop right now at

Czech Seed Beads

I just got some new Czech seed beads from Crazy Crow. First time I've ordered from them. The beads look pretty even so I'm going to save them for loom beading. I haven't use the loom in a while. There just aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with everything I want to do.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beaded gourd and neckace projects

I'm working on two beading projects concurrenty. A beaded gourd and a freeform peyote stitch (gourd stitch) necklace in autumn colors. Most of the beads are playing well together but there are some little clear yellow seed beads that insist on sticking on the needle every ten beads or so. Then I have to unthread a row to get the bugger off the thread. But mostly I'm having a blast. Just have to take frequent breaks to have mercy on my eyes and neck.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Crafts on a shoestring

Crafts on a shoestring

An article I wrote on saving money while doing crafts you love.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Current beading projects

Freeform peyote red and purple necklace and right angle weave bracelet.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Confetti Necklace

Five strand bugle bead necklace.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Spiral Heart

Hypnotic beaded heart pin.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bead and Wire Tree Pendants

When wires and beads come together, all kinds of cool things can happen.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Glamourous Beaded Bookthongs. I just got four new ones into my shop here:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Book thongs

Make reading more glamorous. No more paper markers to lose or bend. Or just use it to hypnotize your friends.

First Post

Up till now my beading projects have just been mixed up in all my other blogs I thought it was time to give them a spot of their own. I've been beading all my life. Now my eyes aren't as good as they once were so beading takes even longer. But I will keep doing it as long as I can.
Beads make many crafts better.