Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hi Everyone!

I know I am so neglecting my blog. But if you are still linked up with me, I just wanted to share the Open House for our Florence, OR. art supply store. We are so fortunate to have such a great store right here  in town. So if you are on the OR coast, or will be driving through on August 6 come join the fun.




Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hi Everyone!!

Well my month off, away from anything electronic is over. I had a wonderful time with family and friends and no PC or internet at all. But... I am back. Both my Beadwright Etsy and Beadwright website are open. Even though I have been away from blogging for some time now I am going to catch up with all of you. I have missed seeing your posts.
Have a wonderful day


 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hi Everyone! 
I know I have been away awhile now. If anyone still stops by I just want you to know I will be closed in my Beadwright.etsy.com store and my Beadwright.com store for the month of June. If you need, want or think you may need some Nicole's BeadBacking now is the time to get it. There are a few sets with Lavender left as well.
Wishing all of you a happy day


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Stopping in to wish all of you mom's out there a very happy Mother's Day.



Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let all of you know that I have lots of Ultrasuede sets in my Beadwright etsy store and my Beadwright.com  Come see all the great colors. Here are just a few of the sets.




Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CLOSED FOR June

Hi Everyone!

Update. I will be closed the month of June. Things changed and so I have to go with the flow. WE WILL BE OPEN THE MONTH OF MAY!!!!!!

I hope this finds all of my blogging friends happy and doing well.  All is well here. I will be gone for most of the month of June so my Beadwright Etsy and my Beadwright website will be closed during that time. If you need Nicole's BeadBacking or other supplies now would be the time to get them. 
I will try to stop by some of your blogs today. 

Wishing you a great day

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, March 27, 2015

HEATHER BENNETT

Hi Everyone!

I hope all of you are having nice days and spending them they way you would like. I wanted to introduce you to Heather Bennett. I love the way she beads and creates each piece of her work. I am very happy to say that she does use Nicole's BeadBacking. Here in her own words is Heather Bennett.

I began beading when I was 12. I successfully copied a piece I bought in Cherokee, NC. From that point on, beading was in my blood. I enjoy weaving and loom work, but my heart is in embroidery. It combines my love of beads and the skills my grandmothers taught me in sewing. I find freedom in being able to create whatever my heart desires. 

You can see that freedom in her pieces. You can contact Heather through her Etsy store  






Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, March 20, 2015

I KNOW I HAVE BEEN AWAY

Hi Everyone!

I know it has been awhile since I have blogged. Don't freak out I have been Face Booking. EEEKKKK. I have thought about all of my blogging friends and hope all of you are doing well. I will try to get to your blogs this weekend. 
Wishing everyone a happy Friday.


Nicole/Beadwright
 Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hi Everyone!!!

I know it has been some time since I posted here. Don't gasp but I have been playing on FB. EEEKKKK!!!! I have not forgotten all of my NON FB friends though. Keeping very busy with art and listing new items in our Beadwright etsy store. Lots of Ultrasuede sets, and if any of your are getting ready for Spring Pow Wow come check out the items for regalia. 
I received a very nice gift from my Son, Troy. He is always thinking of his mama. 
So what have all of you been doing? 

Wishing you a very nice Sunday.

The gift from my Son. 
Oil on canvas. I can't read the artist name.

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, February 2, 2015

INTRODUCING LICIA RAMOS

Hi Everyone,

I truly am so fortunate to meet some of the worlds nicest people who share not only their talents but the goodness of their hearts with others. Lucia is one of these beautiful women who creates from her soul and blesses people she comes in contact with. 
In her own words I introduce to you Lucia Ramos



Licia is a breast cancer survivor and teaches beading to other cancer survivors and those in treatment. Beading is a meditative and healing art which has benefits to those suffering with this disease. She is a member of the Los Angeles Bead Society which is one of the oldest groups in the U.S  www.beadsociety.la.org. Her work can be purchased and viewed at the Pasadena Bead and Design shows in Los Angeles, and other high-end shows in southern California. She can be contacted at licia.ramos@att.net for specific shows.

Many of her pieces are designed and embroidered on NBB, since the color palettes, sizes and durability are PERFECT for this technique. She even uses little scraps to fill in on smaller designs in her work and doesn't waste any material!!!!!
NBB is her "go-to" beading foundation and she recommends it to all as a quality product!






BEADED STATEMENT by Licia

Licia  Ramos has been a beader for over 
30 years and owns her own  company
BEADED STATEMENTS by Licia. Her original and unique collections of bead embroidered jewelry, using vintage and contemporary cabochons, focal beads, and semi-precious gemstones are beautiful show stoppers, and stunning examples of wearable bead art.
She has an artistic flair for color, style, texture, pattern, and shape inspired by family generations of Italian painters, sculptors, and crafters from the Art Nouveau period.
Her Beaded Statements, (pendants, earrings, rings, and bracelets) are miniature works of art, using a combination of off-loom stitches and embroidery techniques.
She has a private clientele, and her work has been displayed and sold at shows, galleries and studios.   
She is a member of the Los Angeles Bead Society.
Licia has also had a career as a professional speaker and facilitator and loves teaching beading to
 inspire others to create and enhance their artistry. 
Her hands-on Guidance, Instruction and 
Workshops are for both individuals and groups.
Group Workshops can be private, public or in-home parties.
Sessions include: Basics - Necklaces, Bracelets and/or Earrings, and
Intermediate or Advanced - Cabochon Beading, Bead Embroidery, and Embellishment. She’s known for sharing her knowledge and passion of beads so that everyone whether beginner or advanced designs a piece uniquely their own, and absolutely loves their creation!

Studio: (323) 254-9439         3762 Division Street, Los Angeles  CA  90065
 

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY WEEK 47

Hi Everyone!
It is more difficult than I thought it would be to find my "normal" since my mom passed away.  I am trying to keep very busy with my brother taking care of my mom's affairs and my own. Thank goodness my brother and I are doing this together. Anyway I am just trying to stay light and as stress free as possible. I have managed to sell another painting and started a new one the other day. This is not quite finished but you get the idea.  Miss all of you fine people and your art. I look forward to seeing what you have been up to. 
Thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday

Still on the easel in front of my abstract painted curtains LOL

Abstract in acrylics 16x20" gallery canvas

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

TIME

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe how fast time and this month has gone by.   Time..... If I had some I would look up the meaning of it. How it really works and why we are so dictated by it. 
Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension, the first three being the spatial dimensions. When you think about it, it is "man" who puts restraints on time. I would love to live in my old world, in the remote, where time doesn't matter and my days simply float by 
with no schedules or appointments. 



  
Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

HAPPY SUNDAY

Hi Everyone!

Wishing all of you a very happy Sunday


photo from google

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, January 9, 2015

THANK YOU WITH LOVE

Hi Everyone!

First I would like to thank all of you for the most amazing love and caring comments, emails, post cards and letters. I may not be getting to all of your blogs right now but I want all of you to know how much it means to me and how much it is helping me get through this time. So Thank you with Love

 Photo by my daughter April


                              On a happy note all of the clay has been sold. Thanks Sue!

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

FINDING MY WAY

Hi Everyone!

I am finding my way in this life with out my mom. I can't tell you how difficult it really is. But I do know she would not want me sad or crying all the time. So I have started to "get on with it" Haaa the work never stopped LOL.  Part of getting on with it is getting my new web site up and going. I worked on it most of today. Got a new page up and hopefully tonight will have another page up. Yummy Ultrasuede. So be sure to check in at Beadwright.  Also mom's died quills are going fast so if you are interested please email me




The next big push is selling mom's polymer clays. Mom was a clay artist. She left a nice supply and I would love to sell it off in one fell swoop. Anyone interested I will price this sooo right!
Here are a few photos.






Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

INTRODUCING LILLIAN ARENA TRULY BEAUTIFUL

Hi Everyone!

Last year a very nice lady, Priscilla, wrote to me about NBB and how she wanted some for her mom. No problem but when I found out "mom" was 95 years young I had to know what she was creating.  So Priscilla wrote a short bio and sent the most amazing photos. I am honored to introduce to you 
Lillian Arena and in Priscilla's words



You sent me an email about craft pictures that my 95 year old mother has been working on using your fine quality Nicole's BeadBacking.  Here are some of the pictures from the project.  My mother Lillian Arena was sitting in a bead store and Robin Atkin's book caught her interest and her wanting to start this craft project.  She purchased the book and started on the project.  She has been crafting all of her life being a doll collector and also making cloth dolls and their clothes.  Besides dolls her interests have been China painting, working with clay, sewing and participating in several
San Francisco area doll and teddy bear clubs.  She is a voracious reader too.  She is probably happiest when she is working on crafts.  She started her journey with crafting after she retired in her 60's.  She finds great pleasure in learning new crafts all the time.  When she learned how to
make Kumihimo braids several years ago she and I held a craft day for a small group of crafters near our home.  We had a blast.  I now have a large box of completed Kumihimo's waiting for me to bead embroider some cabochons to hang on them.  Shibori ribbon caught her eye and as
you will see she has incorporated the shibori ribbon in her small doll projects.  I fully think she will continue to craft and enjoy all things handmade for many years to come.  I am attaching several pictures of her latest project.  Thank you for your interest in my mother. 
 She truly is an amazing person.

 I agree Lillian is amazing
 Her easy elegance is in her natural beauty
 Using NBB for her dolls makes me proud
 Again elegance
 I really do love each and every one of these dolls.

 Thank you Priscilla and Lillian for sharing with us.

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

IT'S AMOST HERE 2015

Hi Everyone!

I am so glad this year is just about over. LOL
I am looking forward and wishing all of us the very best 2015. 


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

REOPENING MY BEADWRIGHT ETSY STORE

Hi Everyone!

My days are getting better..... well not really.... just keeping busy so I don't think too much. Part of being busy is getting my Beadwright store and website up. The site will be up and running by Jan. 1, 2015 but I think today I will reopen my Beadwright Etsy store. I am announcing that I will only be taking credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, personal and business checks and US postal money orders through my Beadwright Etsy store. Just a few of the changes I am making for 2015. 

I don't actually make New Years resolution, I do reflect on the previous year and wonder how I could make the next year better. For me being more tolerant with family members and not being so hard on myself. That sounds good for now.

Going through boxes of photos my mom had,  I found this one of me with my babies.I was 20 years.
It is an old Polaroid


And 42 years later is my Granddaughter and her baby girl.
Born this year.

It 's a beautiful circle isn't it?


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hello Everyone!

Well yesterday was full of tears and on the phone ALLLLLLL day. As a lot of families mine is scattered all over the country. Thank goodness for unlimited talk and text. LOL 
I did make turkey dinner yesterday and ate way too much. Trying to find my humor. That is what my mom would want. She laughed every day and made me laugh too.
Why is it that the day after Christmas


 I feel like this.
 When I would really like to be doing this
 Actually in my mind I see me doing this

All images taken from Google search.

Wishing all of you a great day!

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I AM HOME

Hi Everyone!

It has been a long month for me but I am finally home. It feels strange and I am still a bit off center but with time and keeping busy I will get back in the swing of things. I will be taking care of mom's house and other things from here. My nephew is staying at mom's house until we sell it. Hey anyone want to buy a house in OR? LOL 
So today I am thank you all of you again for the warmth and caring emails, comments and cyber hugs.
From Mike and I we wish you all the very nicest Christmas and the best ever 2015.

 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

JUST A NOTE

Hi Everyone!
 
Just a note to say thank you again for all the kindness shown to me and my family with the passing of my mom. Closing one's life is a heart sick ordeal, especially when it is your mom. I am keeping strong with the help of my brother who is here with me. Packing up the little things of her life tears at me and then I cry. She was my best friend, my everyday world, and she will be in my heart for ever.
If you can hug your mom today.
 
Me and Mom


Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, December 5, 2014

MIRACLE OF A MOTHER'S LOVE

Hi Everyone!
 
Ohhhh thank you, thank you, thank you. I can not tell you how comforting all of your comments and emails are this morning. For my long time readers you know how close my mom and I were. So as horrible as it was yesterday I am honored to have been able to make sure my mom's wishes were carried out. Mom knew my brothers and I were there. We all made sure she heard our loving words and just before her last few breaths, with the strength of a mother's love she said, "I love you"  Very shortly after that she was on the other side dancing with my brother and sister.  I am not quite sure how to conduct my life right now. 9 AM was the first phone call of the day between mom and I and I am wondering how that is really going to effect me when I return home.
I tell my friends this a lot, having lost so many family members in the last 5 years, to be sure to tell the people around that you love them, how they matter in your life. It is important.  So to all my cyber friends near and far and to those who I see in real time. Thank you for your thoughtful and loving concern for me and my family. Thank you for the humor, and sharing, and the joy of knowing you. Our world has changed so much to this screen and key board before me, but with out it I would not have the pleasure to meet and on a limited basis know all of you. I send my love to all of you!
 
Sarah Tronti
April 24.1930-December 4, 2014
She was the best part of me, my best friend, my loving mentor
My MOM
 
Life is a rainbow of color that sees us to the other side.

Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

END OF LIFE

Hi Everyone!
 
I am sorry I have not been able to keep you updated on my mom or to answer your wonderful emails. Several days ago my mom took a turn for the worse. It has been an emotional....hhhmmmm let's be honest here, It has been the worst week of my life. My brothers are here now and today we are ending mom's life. Meaning we are taking her off of life support. Those words seem so unreal to me.
I have whispered in mom's ear of all the lovely things you have written to us. The words of encouragement, the prayers, the funny get well cards that mom likes so much. Thank you to every one for just being here for me and my mom. This will be the worse day.

My mom loves this painting.
 
I will write soon
 
Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

UDATE ON MOM THANK YOU

Hi Everyone!
 
I can't get to my FB on mom's PC so I am glad my blog posts are linked there.
First I am overwhelmed at the emails, comments, and posts for my mom. Thank you from the top and the bottom of my heart. All of the prayers and healing energy is working so far.
 
Mom went directly into surgery from the ER. I spoke to the surgeon before and after the surgery. There is a wonderful team of people at the Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass, OR. 
The surgery went well. Mom had significant infection and fluids in her stomach from a ruptured bowel. The lining of the bowel was dead due to lack of blood flow at one time.  Dr. Frost, the surgeon, a wonderful lady, took her time and expertise to take care of all the problems. Because of mom's terrible lungs she was on a respirator but was taken off yesterday. When I saw mom I was so happy that she actually looked pretty good. Ya  know for being drugged up and 4 IV's coming out of her arm. I was actually able to speak to mom on the phone last night for just a few minutes. We are not out of the woods yet but she is doing better than any one thought she would. Again thank you so much for all the warmth and love sent our way.


Nicole/Beadwright
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MY MOM IS IN HOSPITAL

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to tell you that I will be away from home. My mom is in hospital. Not sure what is wrong. She is 84 and most of you know how close we are and how much time we spend together. 
Please send healing energy and prayers. 

My Beadwright etsy store and website will be closed until further notice.




Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.