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Chain Mail Pearl Bracelet Pattern

Pretty and rich with pearls, this bracelet is designed to be eye-catching with any outfit.  This unique, funky statement bracelet is an intermediate project that can be created in an afternoon.  In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a beaded pearly chain mail bracelet with either sterling silver or silver plated jump rings.  Learning […]

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François Lesage 1929 – 2011

December 1, 2011 was a sad day for those in the fashion industry. Master of Couture embroidery, François Lesage, aged 82 passed away after a long battle with illness. M. Lesage was a true visionary in the fashion industry. Tucked away in the attic rooms of a five story building, overlooked by Sacre Coeur, you […]

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"A Needle Pulling Thread" Article Part 3 of 3

Pick up a copy of “A Needle Pulling Thread” to read all about my jewelry! This month’s magazine features a two page article with many photos of my work. This is the 3rd article in a series that I wrote about my life in Paris, and Couture embroidery. Pick up your copy today!

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A Common Thread (Brodeuses)

A Common Thread/Sequins, or Brodeuses as it is called in France is a fantastic, must see movie if you are interested in embroidery. The film is about a young pregnant girl who gets a job doing couture embroidery with a woman who does work for Lesage and Lacroix. You see them stretching the fabrics over […]

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A Needle Pulling Thread Article #2

Pick up your copy of “A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine” at your bookstore!! Below is a preview of my article in this month’s publication all about couture embroidery. This is the second article in a series of three that I wrote for the magazine. What are you waiting for!?? Go get your copy today!!

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Beads From Long Ago

While in England last week, I visited the British Museum. My sister, the history enthusiast, dragged me to see the Rosetta Stone. After much complaining about how I would rather be shopping in Harrods, I gave in and went to the museum. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy going to museums, but as we […]

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L’Aiguille en Fete 2011

Lace was the theme at this years L’aiguille En Fete show that I eagerly attended on Saturday. This is my second year going to this needlework trade show, where booths are lined with premium threads, buttons, fabrics and the latest in sewing and embroidery machines. I went to find supplies for my hand embroidery work, […]

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Glimpse Beads

Are you a fellow beader?? I have just started an online bead shop where I will be selling unique beads and findings. New pieces will be added daily!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadzalot Check out “Glimpse Beads” and find some great pieces for your beading project!!

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L’aiguille en Fete

Today I braved the cold weather and headed up to La Villette for L’aiguille en Fete. This International trade show is for needlecraft enthusiasts. You will find everything here from quilting and knitting to embroidery. The show was 12 euros to get in, but it was well worth it. The booths were filled with threads, […]

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La Droguerie

Yesterday, I finally made it out to a shop that I had been wanting to check out for a while now. Le Droguerie on rue du Jour is a busy little shop located just on the edge of Les Halles. Once a butcher shop, this boutique is now filled with luscious wools, beautiful buttons and […]

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