Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The lucky winner of the Feb/Mar 2011 Step by Step magazine is lucky number 5, Nicola.  Send me your address at and I will send the magazine out to you.  Congratulations!  Thanks to all of you who commented with good wishes and congratulations, I really appreciate it!

Here are some new things I've been working on.  All of these are listed in my Havana Beads and Gentle Wind Designs Etsy store.

A wonderful customer of mine suggested aqua as another color for the Aztec Lure bracelet.  Love this color combo.

These are big and chunky and the colors are so vibrant.

Round satin finish on these will make great earrings.

Robins Blue with speckled brown all around this copper rondelle enamel bead.

This set is called Florida Coast.  I love these satin colors.  I made extra of these for myself to make something with.  They have a larger hole than my usual beads, a little of 2mm great for wire, leather and cord.

This necklace is all hand crochet with picture jasper, amazonite, golden jade, and wood beads.  Its 31" long so you can wear it as a long necklace or wrap it as bracelet as shown in the picture below.  I've added a handmade copper plate with the word A"BELIEVE".  I have this listed on my Gentle Wind Designs Etsy Store.

Enjoy your Day,



  1. Congratulations Nicola!!!!!!

    Raida, all your beads are just gorgeous, but the 'Florida Coast' has my heart going pitter patter!

  2. Oh, your things are so gorgeous. I'm in love with the matte finished ones, especially, but they are all jewels. Beautiful work!

  3. Thanks so much for your comments, they mean so much to me!!!

  4. Oh wow, Raida! Thank you very much for picking me!!! I can't wait to receive the Step by Step magazine. I have just sent you an email with my address! Also, I love your new additions - beautiful work as always :)