Aunt Ruby’s Magic Wand

I made this magic wand for my great-Aunt Ruby’s 98th birthday present. She is a magical and delightful lady in every sense of the word…I’m sure she already had a magic wand and just needed an upgrade. I modified a pattern I saw in Bead and Button magazine for a peyote-stitched starfish.  Tiny wind chimes hang just below the star, so when you use …

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Bead Embroidery Pendant

I made this bead embroidery piece after reading “One Bead At a Time – Exploring Creativity Through Bead Embroidery” by Robin Atkins. It is one of my favorite books…a thin volume but really empowering. Her how-to’s are along the lines of “find something you love, and sew it on. Repeat.” Her approach is very freeing…she insists that if your construction …