Originally, I started selling finished beaded jewelry on Etsy and was overjoyed when folks started buying it. It further developed into finished slippers, more jewelry and a variety of unique collectibles and antiques.
Time and life went on and I created a number of unique slippers, texting mitts and jewelry items that no one else was producing. I became a little bored making the same things over and over and finally decided to create my first tutorial on how to make seed bead bracelets. That led me down the road of self publishing. Once bitten by the pattern writing and publishing bug I never looked back.
I now have a number of patterns, and more in development published with all the major online retailers including Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Indigo/Chapters, and more.
Amazing what a chick from the prairies can accomplish with a computer, an Internet connection, a little creativity and dare I say, chutzpa ;-)
This collection of bracelet and necklace designs range from very basic and repetitive motifs to more intricate. The patterns include photos, hints and tips to help you along in the more difficult parts. If you have basic crochet skills, you can easily make some of these projects in a single evening.
If you want to learn how to crochet and make a completed project then this pattern is for you! Using very basic stitches, and including a FREE YouTube video, you can make a dishcloth in no time. Already know how to crochet? Then you can make these dishcloths in a snap!
Crochet isn't limited to afghans and throw pillows. You can make nearly anything and this pattern proves it! With this pattern you can make truly unique bracelets and necklaces. The look and feel of the final piece you create with this pattern depends entirely on the style of the charms you choose.
There is a certain charm to handmade slippers. It is always nice to be able to give someone a handmade gift, even if that gift is for yourself! Made with basic crochet stitches, you can make these very cute and practical slippers for just about anyone. With this pattern you can make slippers from a child's size 11 to 4, a women's size 5 to12 and a men's size 6 to 11.
Using basic stitches and common techniques, the final product makes a comfortable slipper with a longer cuff ensuring that they will stay snuggly on your feet. There is now a companion how-to video available on YouTube entitled How to Knit Adult Bootie Slippers This video shows how to make the entire slipper from casting on to sewing up the seams.
It's amazing what one can do with little coloured thread, a crochet hook and a bit of ingenuity. You can make both necklaces in a very short time period, especially if you have some crocheting experience. There are some spots where the work needs to be turned but there are plenty of photos to help you with the process and show you exactly how to do it. This is not a project for beginners.
Hand knit slippers are wonderful, but it's nice to be able to make a fancier pair, especially if you are making them as a gift. This pattern shows you how to make slippers for girls from size 9 up to a woman's size 12. The stitches used to make the slippers are very basic and this pattern includes detailed instructions and step by step photos that show how to create the bows.
Anyone can use crocheting to create nearly anything you want, including jewelry. With this pattern, you can use nothing more than a simple string, some beads or charms, and a little creativity and make a bracelet sure to impress.
This pattern gives detailed instructions on how to knit child sized slippers from a small size 5 to a teen size 5 or slippers that measure 5 1/4" to 9" long. The pattern also includes links to YouTube videos demonstrating each knitting technique and stitch making this a great pattern for beginning knitters.
A great project for the beginning bead weaver, this technique is easy to master, and the how to also shows how to attach a button for a clasp and tie a knot that won't come undone. You can use the techniques to create a variety of looks and easily change the overall effect with different sizes and colours of beads. This technique is so versatile it can also be used to create rings and necklaces
These rings are great to use the extra beads from larger projects, make someone a quick gift, or have at a craft show. This guide shows how to create 5 different ring patterns that can fit any size finger. Done with a combination of common beading stitches, the rings are quick to make. With over 100 step-by-step photos, these are easy rings that any novice or experienced bead weaver can make.
One of the most practical and easy things to knit are slippers. This is a great pattern to practice if you are a new knitter as it only uses very basic stitches. Even if you have never knitted before, you can learn how to knit these slippers by following the complete how-to YouTube video showing every step from casting on to sewing up the seams (download the pattern for the video link).
This is a basic how to on making woven seed bead bracelets. Not only does this make a beautiful bracelet, but this method can also be applied to other jewelry such necklaces. These instructions, with numerous detailed photos, are for the basic bracelet, but anyone can add their embellishments and ideas to create a unique piece.