Friday, December 11, 2015

Merry Christmas

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Murano necklace.

I just made an European necklace. I put together German andCzech beads, 6 Authentic Murano,,,, and a Claspgarten.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Beading Polska Aug/Sep-2015 Vibrant Lariat

Beading Polska August/September - my piece and my tutorial.
Um projeto meu na revista Beading Polska - Polonia. smile emoticon

Saturday, July 25, 2015


The busy season is just around the corner.
Soon our “up north” friends will be with us, beading around the same table, having fun together.

Lois Manza – has offered me the last Thursday or Friday of the month for my classes at her store “Creations by L” – in Anna Maria Island.

I have prepared a program and kits to offer our already popular classes and I also plan to add a new project every month.

  • The program and the time are flexible. You can choose one project to work with.
  • They will be 3-hour classes that can start anytime from 11am through 5pm. Last class starts at 2pm.
  • To sign up for a class, you can either contact me by email or call Lois at #941-779-0779.
  • Lois' store is open from 10am through 5pm Monday through Saturday.

July 30th – projects available
Moulin Rouge, Lavish Barrel, Sea Star, Pumpkin Bracelet, Lazy Morning on the Beach, and the newest “mini B”.

Fatima Mensen-Potter #(941)704-5732
Lois Manza #(941)779-0779
5500 Marina Dr #2
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I count on your understanding.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Most of pictures on this blog is missing since July 17th.
I have spent hours working on it, reading forums, troubleshooting help, but no luck so far.
If you had a similar problem, would you mind to help me, please? My email: 
Thank you very much.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Midnight Flower Party

Still dreaming about Preciosa Flower Party contest,
although my design didn't include Ripple©.
I enjoyed making this necklace though 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shades of Peach

 Inspired by Preciosa designs, I made this bracelet using the kit I received as gift from
 Czech Traditional: Pips©, Twins, and R11/0. Thank you, Guys!

Saturday, May 23, 2015


My debut at Bead Society teaching this set by Debbie Roberti. July 6, 2015. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ripple Effect - Preciosa

"My Czech Beads May Contest" , 

I wasn't sure if I would participate of "My Czech Beads May Contest" until I decided to google for wedding dresses around the world.
I spent a couple hours first fascinated, then inspired to create something that could fit one of those beautiful brides. I chose one from India to be my "muse".
She had this gorgeous dress in hot colors - red mainly and the richness of her gold jewelry definitely inspired me to create my Ripple Effect necklace that is my small contribution to May contest.
Material: Czech Ripple beads, Rocaille seed beads sizes 6/0, 10/0, and 11/0.
Pendant made using a Preciosa tutorial.....

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunshine Lariat

Sunshine Lariat - a variation of my Vibrant Lariat, including a Claspgarten 23k gold plated ring.

My own design and technique. Sold for a nice lady from Pennsylvania July 17, 2015.

Featured on Extra Bead and Button Magazine April/2015, with the name "Lovely Lariat"

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cotton Candy Tutorial

Cotton Candy Bracelet - Tutorial

I enjoy playing with possibilities.
I do not always get something useful, but there are days when my inspiration takes me somewhere.
It happened with my Cotton Candy Bangle.
I put together seed beads, 11/0, from two different manufacturers, and came up this round shape that became a bracelet itself,

You need to be very familiar with peyote stitch to complete this project.

Tutorial for sale at Etsy shop. $6.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Echo Spring/Summer 2015 - Egg

 Award Winner Florida West Coast Bead Society Bead Challenge 2015

Lots of colors and shapes.This egg is the result of a challenge by Florida West Coast Bead Society to create a piece using the colors "ECHO Spring/Summer 2015" by Preciosa. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pumpkin Bracelet

This bracelet was designed to look like a pumpkin but can be made in any color choice. Just learning a new way to finish a bracelet like this is well worth taking the class. Kits + this beautiful German clasp for sale at my Etsy Shop

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rizo pom-pom

To join the March 2015 My Czech Beads and Preciosa ORNELA contest, I made this fun set of Bracelet, Earrings and Pendant with Rizo, seed beads 9/0 and 11/0, Czech Druk 4 and 6mm.
Rizo has been with us for a while but it is still one of my favorite beads.
I put together Lime AB, Rose Matte AB, and Peridot Matte Rizo Beads to create this adorable effect, that makes me remember holding a big Cotton Candy in a sunny day.
Czech beads & seed beads,

Award winner - Preciosa/Czech July 2014

A sunny version of  my Vibrant Lariat. Sunshine Lariat.
Preciosa Czech Traditional award winner - July 2014
Featured in Bead and Button Extra April 2015


Let's celebrate the season.
Spring, another Nature's miracle. 

I had fun decorating a Claspgarten ring with Czech Pips while
thought about a Young Lady named Karin from Bavaria, Germany.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I had been keeping a bunch of Czech Montana Blue seed beads for long time.... I am so glad that I finally found the right project to work with them. Thank you Preciosa - Czech Beads, for challenging me to create something that I never did before. I hope you like the result as much as I do.
Material: Seed beads 10/0, 11/0, and 13/0 (Charlotte)
Fire Polished 3mm, and 4mm.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Love is... Faux Fur", With Love for My Czech Beads contest.
I spent last night making this heart after I was inspired to show how I feel about seals and other furry animals through a piece made with Preciosa Traditional Czech Beads.,