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I’ve been beading most of my life (nearly as long as I’ve been writing), but only in the last few years really started branching out beyond the basics. I make stuff mostly for family and friends, but started a blog on which to sell my jewelry, or at least chronicle my adventures with new techniques and colors. I’m still intimidated by wirework, but it’s getting better.

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  • Simply Adorned Jewelry commented on the Design “Wild and Crazy Guy.”   5 months, 1 week ago

    Funny where inspiration strikes from… Great idea on where to go with it, though!

  • Simply Adorned Jewelry commented on the Design “Midnight Dragonscale bracelet”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    @pearlsandme aka Monica: my dragons vary depending on story. For the Midnight Dragon, the particular female this bracelet was based on is an older one, a matriarch in the pecking order. The story has everything from brilliant orange-and-black tiger stripe and turquoise-and-wine striped to leaf-colored with a lighter underbelly, to shades of brown that camouflage. That’s [...]

  • Simply Adorned Jewelry commented on the Design “Midnight Dragonscale bracelet”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    @dollladysturg aka Pam: I found a really good step-by-step kumihimo tutorial on They have one for just the braids, for braids with beads, and finishing them with clasps. Don’t know if you’ll find that helpful.

  • Simply Adorned Jewelry commented on the Design “Caiman”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    How cool! Neat use of color and pattern. Love it!

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