Thursday, October 15, 2009


Hi all, just hit midterm in my freshman year at art school! I am finally going to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. My grandfather actually went to it's predecessor, Layton School of Art. I haven't posted anything in forever...mostly because I have no time anymore haha! I 'd post my life drawing portfolio entries that won me a scholarship but I'm not sure if I can. Does anyone know the policy on that?

Monday, April 6, 2009

My recent projects

I haven’t posted for awhile, I have been chasing boys. Just kidding, as you can see below.

Ndebele twist • Glass delicas 

Two drop peyote stitch • Glass purple cylinder beads, delicas • Vintage plastic button closure

Variation on right angle weave • Iridescent glass midnight blue beads • Vintage glass button closure

Covered glass bead in seed beads

Bone bead covered in Vintage glass beads, faceted glass, bone beads

’Lil squid

’Lil teal octopus

’Lil crabby

’Lil squid

’Lil lightning bug

’Lil octopus baby

’Lil octopus 

’Lil snow monster with drop legs

Ndebele twist • Glass seed beads • Vintage glass button closure

Simple peyote stitch • Glass seed beads, stone, faceted glass beads • Two vintage glass button closures

Variation on right angle weave • Glass tube beads, seed beads, drop beads • Vintage glass button closure

Variation on right angle weave • Glass seed beads and hexagon • Plastic button closure

Variation on a right angle weave • Misc. glass beads • Vintage plastic button closure

Brick stitch • Delica beads • Glass button closure

Brick stitch • Size 6 seed beads • Vintage glass button closure

Spiral stitch • Seed beads, bugle beads • Vintage glass button closure

Two-drop peyote stitch • Glass cube beads • Vintage glass button closure

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I hope to be opening my own etsy shop soon, but I would appreciate some input from those who have one already. Like how do price earrings and what do you think would sell the best of the things that I make? Thanks! XOXO

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cute Little Birdie

Hey everyone!! It's been awhile, so here's something special I made for my grandma. She loves hummingbirds (So do I!!), so I made her a little window hanging-thingy. She just recently came up to visit and brought it with her because 2 more people she knows want one!! I am kind of in a pickle now though, because I made up the pattern as I went along! (Haha) So this should be fun...

Sunday, June 29, 2008


My purse was stolen from the car in Florida, it had a couple pieces of my jewelry in it. I'm so upset!! In the purse- twisted rainbow necklace, pyramid red and black bracelet, the purple and silver version of the bracelet designed below, and a couple of my twisty multicolored bracelets. I'm properly mourning them. Haha Forget all the other more important stuff that was stolen. That's okay, I'm beading still and I'll be uploading a couple patriotic designs soon.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hey guys! Finally posting something new! This is a variation on a Ndebele swirl, which originally had 4 columns around. I switched that to 6, and decided  to try incorporating bigger beads of the same color. I used cheap beads in case it didn't work out, ha ha, but I really like this necklace. I usually wear  it with an all black outfit so it's not too gaudy. You just make a ladder base of 3 of each color, then go back through the first 3 to make a ring. Then each time you pick up two beads- the  first is the color of the row you just came out of, and the second is the color of the row you'll be going into. Go down two of beads in the next row and out the top bead of the NEXT row. Just keep repeating this and you'll get  a nice  little twisted chain going.  (If anyone's interested, I got the original pattern out of the book, "Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-loom Techniques." By Carol Huber Cypher.) Then I just started adding one big bead and one regular bead, then the next time around I changed it to two big beads until I had about 4 big beads on top of one another then started back to one of each again. (I think this helps a little so it's not such an abrupt change.) I finished with a simple beaded toggle and a ring of peyote stitch for a closure. Hope you like it! :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Design and finished project

(Left) Finished product, (Above) Design I created on Adobe Illustrator. Pretty simple but I think it turned out well. I also made a purple and silver version of this.