I spent some time on Friday putting some things together.


These are the stitch markers for the January event at Twisted. I made 16 of each kind; they’re in school colors. I ended up not using the beads that I bought for the project, because they just didn’t look that good! So these are freshwater pearls on the top row, and blue crystals on the bottom row, plus some miscellaneous beads.

I also made a bracelet for a holiday gift (no names! no hints!).


I love this bead; the whole piece was built around it.


And one more gift. The shell in the middle is from our trip this summer.


You can see the sand inside!


That should be a nice souvenir.

Turkey in the oven. I’m using my Dad’s oyster/Chinese sausage/water chestnut fried rice stuffing. He’s been gone since 2001, but I remember him in little ways, always. Baba’s Bed Socks were designed for him, way back when. Mom’s coming for dinner. It’s Thanksgiving preview; she’s going to LA for Thanksgiving!

6 responses to “Beadazzled

  1. Pretty markers and beautiful bracelets! What a nice way to remember your Dad.

  2. I love the beadwork. That big, shell bead (blue/black/green) is beautiful. Of course, now I’m really hungry for that stuffing. Are there oysters in the recipe or did he use oyster sauce?

  3. Very pretty beadwork!

  4. I’m coming over for Turkey! Your mom knows how to live, two turkey days a year.

  5. The shell reminds me Wool Winding’s blog. I like the photos because Mozart is one of my favorite composers, its very artsy.

  6. Will you take a photo of the turkey when it comes out of the oven?

    You are so talented. All your jewelry looks great, I especially love that dark blue (black?) shell.