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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Spiral Bracelet

This bracelet is based upon a pattern from a book by Carole Wilcox Wells, The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving. It introduced me to the idea of manipulating a shape by the size of the bead you choose. The bracelet is pretty stiff as a wearable piece because of the tension of the bead weaving…a heavy bangle. I also like …