Poinsettia Brooch

Poinsettia Brooch

Poinsettia Brooch

Just finished this beautiful Poinsettia brooch.  Too late for Christmas but ready for next December!  I purchased this kit a couple years ago at the Beadcats sale in Wilsonville, OR.  Designed by Virginia Blakelock, this flat circular herringbone project has well written instructions and is a very fun and rewarding little piece to stitch!

I'm back!

Did you miss me?  No excuses… I’ve neglected my site and I’m going for a fresh start!  I’m still Karie and I’m still a beadaholic (some things never change).  It’s January and that’s when everyone decides to turn over a new leaf, or at least toss a little water on the old one with hopes of reviving it.  Whatever the case, this is my attempt at rebuilding my business.  I’ll be posting the wanderings of my bead filled life and the avenues in which they take me.  There will soon be more pictures, links, classes, thank yous and lots more beady bits.  I hope you are as excited as I am!

Stay tuned for some exciting class offerings coming soon!!

More Lovely Lavender!

Lavender Festival 2008

My special helpers: Gordon and Ireland

Once again, this Summer, we will be setting up shop at the 2009 Lavender Festival in Sequim, Wa. Come see us on the gorgeous Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm, proudly presented by Steve and Carmen Ragsdale.  Their farm is by far the BEST one on the tour!!  A definite must see!  The dates for this year’s festival will be July 17-19, 2009.  The farm is located at 274154 Hwy 101 in Sequim, Wa. 98382.  For more information on the festival or farm please visit these sites: www.lavenderfestival.com or www.sunshinelavender.com.  I have many new pieces…  from ‘jeans & t-shirt casual’ to downright ‘Bling-a-Bling Bling’!  I look forward to meeting you and visiting with those of you I’ve met before!

Erin Go Bragh!


All-Ireland Cultural Society's 70th Anniversary 68th St. Patrick's Day Celebration

I would like to thank my friend, Lisa McAuliffe, for offering me the opportunity to share a booth with her at the All-Ireland Cultural Society’s 68th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! www.oregonirishclub.org It is a fantastic event, held every year, most appropriately, on the 17th of March!  So many friendly, happy people, drinking, dancing and enjoying good food and each other’s company! Being Irish is the BEST!!  My mom and I had a great time talking to people and listening to live Celtic music.  Not to mention… the Irish dancers were outstanding!!

Even though I learned of the event only two weeks prior and I wasn’t stocked with many Celtic, or even, green pieces, we still managed to sell some jewelry.  Next year, though, I will be much better prepared.  Come join us!  Erin Go Bragh!!