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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Another Mother's Day is here.  Seems just like yesterday, that we had a Mother's Day.  It's really been a very busy year for our family.  Our move from a busy Texas town to a very laid back atmosphere here at the lake, has proven to be a good move, but a busy one, as we re-construct and update our Cabin by the Lake. Yesterday, I woke up with hives everywhere.  Trouble breathing and chest pain and terrible itching under the skin.  No matter where I itched, and it was everywhere, I couldn't relieve the itch.  It also burned so bad,...

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WHAT IS TO COME...

WHAT IS TO COME...

Hello Everyone!  I pray you all are well!  It's been a while since I posted here!  So sorry.  I've been in a mad, frantic, re-writing mode, as I am trying to update and bring you all, my COMPLETE beadwork portfolio.  I now have written over 360 patterns, and I am trying to get them all online for you here at my web site. Some of my "oldie's need to be reworked before I can write the patterns over again.  After writing patterns for over 20 years, you find that the last one just isn't good enough (at least in my...

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IT'S MONDAY....

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IT'S MONDAY....

HAPPY MONDAY Everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your families! Well, a new start to the week and I'm on my continuing journey to getting ALL (I mean ALL) of my bead patterns loaded on my new web site, here at julieannsmith.com! I'm in the process of editing all of my older patterns into a new pattern form, one that is easily read and functional.  I've learned over the years that pattern writing has a learning curve.  Just when you think you've "got it", something new comes into your lap and then the look back and you say,...

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HAPPY EASTER ONE AND ALL!

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HAPPY EASTER ONE AND ALL!

And on this GLORIOUS day, I am VERY THANKFUL for my life and all that it is!  I am so very honored and blessed to design for YOU, my beloved Friends!  God has so richly blessed me with YOU and I find it such a joy to create fun designs for you! Thanks for putting a SPARK in my life! God be with you...ALWAYS!

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HOW TO START ODD COUNT PEYOTE

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HOW TO START ODD COUNT PEYOTE

I've ALWAYS wanted to have a video camera show I could show you guys HOW TO START ODD COUNT PEYOTE, at least the way I DO it.  But this will have to do. I've chosen my FOLK ART BIRDS pattern to show you just how to do this.  I am going to read from the WORD CHART, as it is the easiest way to learn and to begin ODD COUNT PEYOTE.  I hope this makes wonderful sense you ALL.  If you have any questions, I'M HERE FOR YOU!  Let's get going. Add a STOP BEAD leaving a 6 inch tail......

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