Weaving a Holiday Tradition

I Love the holiday season. I like how comforting it is to participate in familiar traditions and activities. Despite the inevitable dysfunctional moment, family gatherings are always delightful.

I have played many rolls in this saga. From eager child – dying to see far flung cousins and open gifts- to new parent, busy with holiday shopping and traveling to gatherings- to host and chief cook and bottle washer for huge family gatherings-and now, finally, to honored guest at the table of my offspring. Each roll has been fun and energizing. I am  getting used to the last one in a surprising hurry! Showing up with a pie and a bottle of wine takes me back to my college days!

What can I offer that is new and different? With all this spare time on my hands, I can weave new traditions, such as handmade ornaments and gifts.

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I can partake of delicious foods and treats without the stress of hosting large parties and elaborate dinners. 2015-12-13 17.08.482012-12-25 18.37.022015-10-04 12.37.37

I can make pretty bracelets and earrings in “all my spare time”.

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I can relax and visit with friends and family

Happy Holidays everybody!

Time to settle in for the winter!

I am done with summer and fall shows and I just did my last winter show. Now I can hunker down for some serious beading time!

My latest passion has been to bead borders around pendents to make pretty medallions. Visitors around here know to beware- If you set it down and leave it for too long, I will bead a border around it!

Here are a few examples:

Tree of life pendants

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Celtic tree of life

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Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

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Tree ornament and/or sun-catchers (only one shown of 4)

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Flower cabachon and Compass pendants

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Lest you believe that All I do nowadays is embellish pendants – allow me to show you some other work I have recently done:

 

Beaded blue dyed Druzy

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Poinsettia Czech-Mates/bugle bead Holiday Extravaganza!

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Snowflake Pendant Necklaces

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Also, a few new winding roads to travel down

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Now- I Gotta get going and make some new treasure’s for next year!!