Friday, March 06, 2015

Learning New Things

I recently bought a new laptop. It’s an ASUS 2 in 1 laptop. The old operating system could not handle the new version of Microsoft Office that I use to illustrate my bead instructions. My old computer was so old it was running Windows XP.

It did not take me long to learn this was the right machine for me.  Being an Apple girl I was always trying to swipe the screen to switch between windows and apps on the older laptops.  It was small learning curve switching from the desktop to tiles and apps. I am learning my way around the Windows 8.1 and loving every minute of it. My true love will always be an Apple device.  It’s nice to know I can work with both systems to get my work done.
This is my first post using Windows Live Writer.  Let’s hope this means there will be more blog post in my future.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Apartment Living with Prejudice

It doesn't matter whether you like me or not. It's not part of your job description. Being hateful towards me accomplishes nothing. Carrying a vendetta for a year is ridiculous. Especially when you asked me to do something unethical and I declined.

Your job is to make sure we abide by the terms of our lease and pay our rent on time. 

Watching my every move from your apartment accomplishes nothing. Your hatred towards me is wasted. I do not care.

You represent a property rental corporation with a big name. The games you play put them to shame. It doesn't do much for their name or reputation.

When I asked a simple question you turned it into an accusation and try to ruin my good name. Shame on you.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Purple Glory

This is the second project I made using Czechmates Triangle and Lentil beads.  I don't know what took me so long to pull these beautiful beads out and give them a try.

The pattern Golden Glory Bracelet is by Nicole Starman. The pattern is free and you can download it on the Bead & Button website.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Classe for Bead Cruise 2015

Where in the world is Beverly?
My favorite saying is "I've been hanging out like a toad at home." Contemplating life. In that time I finished my Bead Cruise projects for Bead Cruise 2015. Can you believe next year will be our 10th anniversary! It sold out within the first two weeks! Heather does such an awesome job hosting this event. 

These are the classes I will be teaching.

Let the Starfish be your guide as you capture a ceramic cabochon by Suburban Girl Studios. You will create a bead embroidered bezel with tiny crystals that sparkle within the netting accented with a starfish. A Twisted Herringbone rope with a starfish clasp completes the design. 

Surround a Lunasoft cabochon with a peyote bezel. Ruffle accents with crystals and pearl nestle inside of the folds.  A brass chain completes the design .

Wear one, wear two or dress them up with another bracelet.  You will love these bangles made with Cubic Right Angle Weave. Swarovski pearls and crystal complete the design.

For more information about the Bead Cruise and to get up dates for 2016 visit

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vacation Sale

Now until I come back from vacation use code FALLSALE25 for 25% off all beading patterns and instructions in my etsy shop. All the Patterns are digital and available for instant download.

Thanks for stopping by!