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Front Cover image from Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading: Designing Original Art Jewelry and Beyond

Explorations in Freeform Peyote Beading
Designing Original Art Jewelry and Beyond

Published November 2014 ©
$40, Available through Amazon or you can grab a signed copy through my Etsy store.


Front Cover image from FreeForm Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Wearable Art Jewelry

Freeform Peyote Beading
Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry

Goes beyond bead stringing and counted patterns into the exciting world of free-form stitching.

Published October 2010 ©
$24.95, Available through Amazon

Freeform Peyote Beaded Bead

Cover of Corsets, Caps & Stays PDF Tutorial

Corsets, Caps & Stays
Elegant Beaded Beads with Right Angle Weave

A straight-forward, simplified approach to creating a collection of elegant beaded beads with right angle weave, including my signature Corset Beads.

My second book walks you through the entire process for creating three distinctive styles of beaded beads, showing how one design builds on the next with over 100 full-color illustrations and instructions.

Published October 2012 ©.

$18.95 Available in print through Amazon or my Etsy store. Also available in PDF ebook format through Etsy with an alternate cover.

Related kits may also be available on my Etsy store.

Purple Frost, Corset and Stays Beaded Bead

Cover of Fancy Fish Beadwoven Friends PDF Tutorial

Fancy Fish Beadwoven Friends, PDF tutorial using Random Right Angle Weave

Create schools of fanciful fish, each sized perfectly to fit in the palm of your hand. Turn them into ornaments, pendants, earrings, or your own larger projects.

This is a PDF tutorial featuring full color illustrations and photographs detailing the step-by-step process of making these little darlings using right angle weaves. I include ideas and instructions to customize each aspect of your fish so that no two need to be the same creation.

Available through my Etsy store as PDF download. Kits to follow shortly.

Published March 2013 ©.

detail, Rosy Fish held in artist's hand

Cover of Lacework Bracelets Tutorial

Lacework Bracelets, PDF tutorial using Random Right Angle Weave

Random right angle weave creates an open lacework or netting with the organic feel of the natural world rather than manmade symmetry or precision. No two pieces are ever the same, nor are they supposed to be.

Available through my Etsy store as PDF download or complete kits (currently in three color ways).

Originally published November 2011 ©. Revised June 2012 ©.

detail, Rainbow Patina lacework bracelet

Cover of Snowflake Tutorial

Snowflakes, PDF tutorial

These lovely snowflakes and stars make fun ornaments, earrings and pendants.
10 pages with full color illustrations and diagrams suitable for printing.

Published November 2011 ©
Available through Etsy as a PDF download.

Snowflake Sample: cobalt and gold, seven-pointed star

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Last Updated: September 02, 2015