Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sacred Healing Bag

Five years ago I became ill. Very ill. I had to have a hysterectomy to save my life. That was when I created this bag. I call it a talismen bag because inside it are objects of importance of me. The top of the bag is actually sewn shut to contain them and keep them safe, as opposed to an amulet bag which is open at the top.

This project was posted to the BeadWork magazine's website in 2006. It is free to download. Here is the link. I hope you enjoy making your own version!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Birthday, Joanna!

Tomorrow is my good friend Joanna's birthday. Here is to a great birthday, Joanna!

I spent a few days celebrating with her earlier this week. We had a great time eating, drinking, buying beads, and having long chats. Here is a picture of her birthday present from me. She saw me wearing a similar bracelet and wanted her own version. She also wanted it to be the band of a watch. The pattern is from the October/November 2004 BeadWork magazine by Kathleen Kimball-Baker.