Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Christmas in June

 Hi Folks!

Here is a new kit from Herrschners that I designed for them.  Why not get a head start on your decorations.  It would look great on a wall or door.

Christmas Sled Wall Hanging

And, here's another wall hanging - a Jolly Santa.

Have fun stitching up some Christmas!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Rainbow Brights Pattern Pack


Hi Friends!

Do you love Beadwork magazine, but you just do the Fast and Fabulous designs?  Interweave assembles the Fast and Fabulous designs in pattern packs just for you.  You can find them here.

Here are a some examples from the pattern pack:

Such fun colors and designs!  And, there's something for every skill level here.  I want to try the leather cord and bead bracelet with my granddaughter.  She's six and I think she will love making that one.  And, I love the rainbow-wrapped raffia circles.  Such fun and easy earrings!

Have fun!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Joyful Rainbow

 Hi Everyone!  

The colorful summer issue of Beadwork magazine just arrived in my mailbox, and I had to share!  

The Fast and Fabulous section is themed Rainbow Brights, and filled with fun designs for your summer wear.

Joyful Rainbow Necklace in Beadwork Summer 2021

Beadwork Summer 2021

Beadwork magazine will now be published four times a year, so get your copy now at Interweave.

Here's my photo of the necklace spread out so you can see the hanging strands.  This was a lot of fun to make.  I love stringing on waxed cord and using the colorful howlite beads.  It feels like a fiesta! 

Joyful Rainbow by Terry Ricioli

I'm looking forward to creating a pair of earrings to go with this - maybe some butterflies and tassels.

Happy Beading!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Lake House Wall Hanging

 Hi folks!

Here's a new design of mine published by Herrschners in their plastic canvas kit line.  This is a wall hanging with Lake House spelled out in camping and lake motifs.  It was a lot of fun to create because it was kind of like a rebus puzzle, and I love all kinds of puzzles!  I had to figure out motifs to fit each letter to spell out Lake House. Now I want to head to a camp site in the woods with a lake or a stream and some roasted marshmallows over a campfire! Can't wait for summer!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Leather and Pearls


Do you love the combination of elegant pearls with rustic leather?  Check out these necklaces selected from Beadwork magazine.  So many great ideas! Mine is the bottom center necklace entitled "Casual Elegance"  This pattern pack is available at Interweave.

Here's my photo of the necklace. Carved soapstone, coco wood rondelles and large hole pearls are strung on leather and hemp twine.  It's so fun and easy to do.  Try your own version of this necklace or use the same ideas and make a bracelet or earrings.

Happy beading!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Make a Spring necklace

 Hi friends!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm excited to show you my latest published design in the Spring 2021 issue of Beadwork magazine.

My latest design, Flower Garden, is in the Fast and Fabulous section of Beadwork under the theme of Fresh Flowers.  My design features a pendant from Golem Design Studio with a lotus design in fresh greens and pinks.  I picked up the colors of the pendant in the beads I used for the necklace in Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and pressed glass flowers.  

Why not try one of the flower designs in Beadwork for spring wear?  There are lots of beautiful ideas like leather flowers, a Japanese Garden-inspired necklace and a pendant made from quick cure clay.  You can get your copy here.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Koala Set in Plastic Canvas Needlepoint

 Hi Everyone,

Here is another set that Herrschners has just released to their website.  Look for this set on the Herrschners website under plastic canvas needlepoint.

See, I don't just do Christmas!  You might think so after the gnomes, Santa's toy shop and the woodland Santa.  This was a fun set to design.  I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Santa's Toy Shop

 Hi Stitchers!

Ready to get a head start on Christmas?  Here are some of my new plastic canvas needlepoint designs just released by Herrschners.

These are a set of designs with a Santa's Toy Shop theme.  Here's the wallhanging.

And, the tissue cover:

And, coasters:

Yes, I designed a lot of Christmas this year!  Gnomes, a Woodland Santa, and a Toyshop set!  I hope you enjoy them.