Piecemaker's big 40th Anniversary
celebration August 17 & 18
I am so pleased to be teaching my Bedazzel Me necklace on the "Round Robin" day which is August 17th. Contact Piecemaker's in Costa Mesa, CA at
741-641-3112 Please go to
for additional information and photos of projects.
I've had quite a few inquires about my storage containers shown in the Beadwork magazine Inspirational story.
Here are a few blurbs I wrote about that plus a few more which may not have made it into the article.
My students often ask me how I organize my beads and supplies. The answer always is “Again and again and again”. But seriously, if you are a casual beader, you may simply require a few specially designed organizing containers. However, for me, it is a bit more complicated. While traveling I noticed the “take Away” containers used all over Australia in restaurants. They are clear, come in several sizes, and all share the same lid. I have brought hundreds of them home with me and label them for my findings, pearls, crystals, class work boxes, etc. They are the life blood in my office. I can find anything in a moment.
To maintain tubes of assorted beads I use office style stacked drawers and organize them by size.
One of the things I love about my work space is that I decided to place my desk in front of the window. After working on a project for some time it is so nice to change my gaze to the far away scenery – even if that is my neighbor walking her dog.
The second thing I love about my work space is the huge magnifier/light my husband bought me a few years ago. Now I can see those teeny tiny 15’s, no problem!