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This bag was made following a pattern in the book "Dancing Light" by Suzanne Cooper

Although not a very good picture, I made this stocking from a very old cross stitch magazine that I had.

It was originally a pattern for a Christmas ornament.

I'm sorry I do not have the book any more so I can credit the designer.

I have saved many patterns over the years, that I removed from magazines to save space. If anyone recognizes it and knows who designed it, please let me know.

This choker was inspired by a crystal choker that I found ina book called "Sadie Starr Presents Beading with Seed Beads, Gem Stones & Cabochons.

This is the very first book on beading that I ever bought.

This book is a must have for a bead library.

Before I purchased this book, everything I made was free hand. I figured out how to do some of the stitches from finished beadwork that I found or purchased.

It wasn't until 1993 that the town I lived in, in Montana had a bead shop. I got most of my beads through mail order until that time.

This is a necklace that I made for my Mom last Christmas.

It is made from a pattern called "Double-X Lariat" by Ethel Rowen of the June 1997 issue of "Bead & Button" Magazine.

I shortened it to make a necklace and also a bracelet and earrings to match.

The center beads are 4mm hematite.

The X's are made with black delica beads.

I used sterling siver findings.

It was a lot of fun to make.

This is the very first ring that I made.

And untimately what inspire the Heart Collection found in my book:

Ava Farrington Presents: The Diamond Collection, The Heart Collection and The Windmill Collection.

It also is my logo on my business cards and letter head although the colors are a little different.


The candles below were inspired by a pattern for Victorian Ornament Covers, that was published in the October 1997 issue of Bead & Button Magazine. The article was written by Gen Kreie. Thanks so much for a wonderful pattern. These were made for my family for Cristmas in 1997.

There are a few more things I will add soon, but need to get the pics scaned in.

Thanks so much for taking a look. Your coments are welcome just send to:

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