Monday, June 13, 2016

Denver Comic Con 2016

I'm back from the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee, and I promise to post about my experiences there, and tell you about what I brought back to share with you but, before that, I have to say that I'm vending at Denver Comic Con this weekend!  I'll be at Booth #528 under the Siouxsiequeue's banner.  Stop by to see us and show us your cosplays!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jewel Beetle Necklace

When I had the idea for this broad collar, I'm not sure that I knew what I was getting into; I just wanted to use jewel beetle wings on a necklace!  There was a LOT of trial an error.  A LOT of drilling.  A LOT of breaking.  In the end, I am so very pleased with this necklace!
It features the Swarovski Crystal color Scarabaeus Green in several of it's forms, from rivolis to bicones, to a large center stone.  Notice how, in bicones and the large centerpiece, that there is a bit of bright purple in there with the green?  I love it!  I made this to wear during the week of Bead&Button 2016, and I thankfully got it done with a few weeks to spare.  Stop by my classroom on Sunday, June 5th (room 103C in the Wisconsin Center), or at my table at Meet the Teachers on Wednesday, June 8th to catch a glimpse of this beauty in person.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Classes at Bead&Button Show 2016

Though I've attended the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee for nearly a decade, this will be the first year I've gotten to teach! I'm so excited!  I have 3 classes, all on Sunday, June 5th.  The Peacock Feather Earrings has sold out, but there is still room for you in my Orion Earrings, and Lucent Chandelier Earrings classes.

And you can sign up on site since it's just around the corner! I hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The big change-over

If it looks like it's been a long while (almost a year) since I've written on this blog, that's because it kind of has.  Kind of.  I was concentrating on my own website, and had a blog off of it, which I wrote in quite often.  That being said, I'm having a bit of a difficult time porting over the posts that I made there.  I'll continue to try but, to be honest, most of it was new items and sales and, though I'm sure you will enjoy seeing those things from here on out, I'm not sure that you really desire to see those types of posts from the past.
I will be attending and teaching at the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee from Sunday, June 5th- Sunday, June 12th, and I'll be writing about that experience as much as possible. I hope you'll enjoy the journey with me.

At this point, I've moved nearly all of my supply inventory over to my Etsy site: .  You can find my finished jewelry at   Please let me know if there's anything specific you're looking for, and I'll keep an eye out for it!

Warm Regards,


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Free the Beads SALE!

The Free the Beads Sale is happening right now! Get 20% of your entire purchase of Crystals, Findings, and more at , and with coupon code: FreetheBeads15 !

July 1st-5th only!

 Let Beadom Ring!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bead and Button Adventure 2015

My show season was a whirlwind of making, and selling, and traveling, and barely sleeping.  It seems like I went from show to show without really acknowledging what was going on, and now the Bead&Button Show has come and gone, and I feel like I'm playing catch up!

At Bead&Button, I was set to take 3 classes. I planned on arriving on Wednesday, June 3rd, in the morning, and taking a little nap before attending the Meet the Teachers Reception that evening, then pouring myself into bed in an attempt to get up for Nefertiti's Jewels with Carol Cypher  early in the morning on Thursday.  Things did not go as planned.

After a security snafu, that subsequently caused me to miss my flight to Milwaukee, I spent several hours in the Denver airport until I was offered a trip to Las Vegas in the hopes of catching a flight from there to Milwaukee to arrive later in the evening.  I would still miss Meet the Teachers', but I would be there for my class. So, I went.  Long story short, the flight ended up overbooked, and I spent the night in the airport, catching what little sleep I could in an abandoned (for the evening) gate, with a guarantee of an early morning flight to Milwaukee.

I made it to Milwaukee around 11:30 am, missing my early morning class, but arriving in time to shower, take a nap, and be refreshed for the preview opening of the show floor that evening! Whew!

On Friday, I had two classes scheduled. First was a half day with Nikia Angel, and her Finger Crowns class, and next was and afternoon class with Laura Andrews' amazing Do You Dream in Crystal.  Both classes were fabulous and, if you haven't had a chance to take a class with either of these fine instructors, then you should do so at once!  I did get a chance to pick up my kit from Carol Cypher, so I do have that.

The Pictures below are of where I am now, or was when I left class. No, I haven't finished any of them yet, but I very much hope to.

This is the Catharine of Aragon Ring.  Part of the Finger Crowns, by Nikia Angel.  It features several vintage 1930's cabochons, which I love!

And this is the crystal wheel of the dreamcatcher, and the beaded bead cap for Do You Dream in Crystal designed by Laura Andrews.

Did anyone else make it to Bead&Button this year?

Friday, April 3, 2015

Upcoming Vending

April 17th-19th

Mariott DTC
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, Colorado 80237

For the second year in a row, I am pleased to be vending at Starfest with Siouxsiequeue's!  We both have a ton of new things in the works that have never been seen at ANY convention before, so come visit us in the main center aisle, along with our friends from Dryad Tea.

This year's is the 38th Starfest, and it marks the anniversaries of several of our favorite geek genres, including 50 years of Lost In Space, 20 years of Star Trek Voyager, 20 years of Xena, so come geek out with us!

Denver Comic Con
May 23rd-25th
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

I am ecstatic to be vending at Denver Comic Con again with Siouxsiequeue's!  This is THE premier comic and cosplay event of the year, and you can't afford to miss it!  Remember that this is over Labor Day Weekend, so it is a Saturday, Sunday, Monday event for the first time this year.