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Suzanne Cooper's Newsletter #93 Oct 12 '07

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Help save Planet Earth. It might be the only one with chocolate!

I need to find a beader who sent me some Victorian beadwork pieces. If you are reading this please e-mail me. My mail program crashed and I lost most of my saved e-mails.

Oh, how I love our beautiful fall days in Santa Fe! The trees are turning glorious colors, the green chiles are roasting all over town and the smell of pinon burning in the fireplaces perfume the night air. This is as close to Heaven as one can get without dying!

The last weekend in September I went to Glorietta (in the mountains 16 miles from Santa Fe) for four days of beading, talking and eating with friends who met on-line years ago. This was the 12th Annual Prodigy Bead/Chile Fiesta. We had beaders from as far away as Chicago, Cape Cod and Los Angeles. Our tradition is to teach one another new projects and techniques. I'm ready to have another retreat now!

I finally finished the purse for my granddaughter Allison to carry to her wedding reception. White on white is not easy to do! It's also not easy to photograph to put it mildly. I have a photo here.

I bought Sherry Serafini and Heidi Kumli's new book "Art of Bead Embroidery" and started my first embroidered collar. It's a great book and I thought for sure I'd make a collar just as beautiful as the ones they make. So far I'm not doing very well. Sigh. Guess one has to do more than just read a book!

Till the next time, bead well.


I added a new class to my Jump Start Classroom. This one is on increasing internally using Peyote stitch.

Phoenix Tribune has an article about the Bead Museum and ancient human ornaments.


Beadwork by Teri Greeves

Les Perles de Frany (France)

De Perle en Perle (France)

Beadweaver Blog

Saul Bell Design Award 2008 Call for entries.

2008 Emerging Artist Contest Details

Saul Bell Design Award 2007 winners

One of our newsletter members Kathy Vorenberg - Artful Muse has a beaded doll among the six semi-finalist in the All Dolled Up competition!
If you want to learn about Galilea, her story is up at Kathy's author's blog

Cloth doll patterns

Dancing Raven Designs has tutorials for left handed beaders!

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza! 2007

Joggles web site has tons of goodies. I spent way too much time looking!

Tutorial for Bellcap Ring

Bella Bead Jewelry - Linda Lawrence

Holly Wichman, a virologist at the U of Idaho, made representations of viruses in beads.

Beadnik's BJP blog


3rd Annual Art Clay World, USA North American Design Competition Winners

Art Clay World Gallery


Maille Artisans International

CG Maille - supplies-tutorials

Derakon Chain Mail

Armored Drake Tutorials

Venom's Chainmaille

Contributor/Submission Guidelines

Altered Arts Magazine

Art Jewelry

Bead and Button

BeadStyle Magazine BeadStyle Tips


Bead Unique

Belle Armoire

The Crafts Report

Jewelry Crafts



Quilting Arts

Simply Beads

Somerset Studio

Step By Step Beads Also see the info page

Step By Step Wire Jewelry Direct link to PDF file for writer's guidelines


James & Martina Byrnes - Vessels

Gateson Recko - Marbles

Diego Feurer - Blown Glass

Jan Frydrych - Optic Glass

Vlastislav Janacek

Joel O'Dorisio  - Cast Glass

Julius Weiland

Gerry King - Kiln Cast Glass Sculptures

Josh Simpson - Marbles and more

Anne Dundas Lampwork Beads

Lakeside Art Glass - Lampwork Beads & Tutorials


Halloween Hangman Game

Dancing Cockatoo!!!

What tarot card are you?

And now a word from our sponsor (me)!

Why the sudden burst of Navajo rug patterns?

I'm on a Southwest kick now!

Navajo Rug Storm
Mini Tapestry Peyote
Navajo Rug Storm Mini Tapestry Peyote Word Chart

Woman of the Mesas Mini Tapestry Loom

Navajo Rug Storm
Mini Tapestry Loom
Woman of the Mesas Mini Tapestry Loom Word Chart

Navajo Rug Storm Mini Tapestry Loom Word Chart

Indian Pot Mini Tapestry

Bead-Patterns-24-7 Click for BEADWORK e-patterns and e-books.

Click for STAINED GLASS e-patterns and e-books for sale on my web site

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