Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

This About Says It All!

This photo was sent to me by one of my Etsy friends, Claudia.  Yesterday I announced on our Native American Forum Thread that I had to do some cleaning but would rather bead.  Since Claudia is also a beader she related to my words.

Claudia recently posted a bracelet on Etsy that I loved and shared with my friends on Face Book.  Everyone thought I had made the bracelet....they missed that it belonged to Claudia.   I had to post a clarification that it was not mine and was done by Claudia. 

Later she sent me the instructions for the bracelet and I did do one in different colors.  I appreciate her willingness to share.  Her is Claudia's bracelet:


And here is mine done from the same pattern with different beads:

It is amazing how different two braclets made just alike can be.

To see more of Claudia's wonderful work, please go to:

Thanks Claudia for sharing my thoughts on cleaning versus beading, for your willingness
to share techniques, and being my "Beading Buddy"!  

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