Snippets from a bead artist.


Giveaway Winner and Castles Bracelet

First let me sincerely apologize for my tardy post - this was supposed to be up yesterday, but I was dealing with some horrid pain and wasn't near the computer long enough to compose the post.  (Much better today, thank you!!)  But a winner was found, picked by my husband from a bowl full of slips of paper - congratulations to Saturday Sequins, who won a copy of Heat, Color, Set & Fire by Mary Hettmansperger!!  Please get in touch with me when you can, and I will mail your new book to you this week!!!

I have added a new bracelet tutorial to my Etsy shop, as well, a design that came about while I was playing around with the stitches from Runway; Castles is available now in my Etsy shop, and is a really fun piece to make.  I had wanted to bring the twin units together closely, and even have them sharing seed beads if I could, but when you get them that close, they tend to arch out and make circular shapes, so I stuck with the beads surrounding each twin bead - but I've used different sizes, so that they can lay next to each other snugly.  I was thinking of crenellations and turrets the whole time I was stitching, lol - so that's where the name came from.  It's also a great tutorial for those of you who may have just a few twins or super duos hanging around from a previous project, it only calls for 56 of them.  For those of you who have been asking, you can now find some of the Superduos and Twin Beads at BeadStalkers, a new online shop co-owned by my friend Christina (Good Quill Hunting), as well as some other fabulous goodies.   Castles brings my tutorial count in my shop up to nine - so I best get to working on number 10!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone who celebrates - wishing you love for the day and always!


  1. Es un precioso diseƱo, mis felicitaciones, me encanta!!!

  2. Thank you, Nancy! I sent you an email with my address. :)

    I love the castles bracelet, by the way. It's so elegant!

  3. Beautiful Bracelets Nancy! You are making Twins look SOOOOOOO good!!!

  4. Hi Nancy,
    Beautiful bracelet! I have not used the twin beads yet.
    Congratulations to Sarah.

  5. "Castles" is exquisite! You do remarkable things with these Twins!

  6. Beautiful and amazing beadwork!!! I liked the color choice... It is very elegance...greeting from Chile


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