I love beading! :)

Why did I create the Blog, and YouTube Tutorials?

My parents have always taught me to share things with others. This is me sharing the talent of beading with all who are interested. I want to share this Talent I have learned with others, so they can learn too! I have it for display in hopes that I might be able to help and inspire others who are interested in beading! Because this way, others can make their own jewelry with out having to pay for it, and be proud that they did it themselves! :)
*Remember that people have their own ways of doing things, this is the way that I am comfortable beading.
** This is a hobby for me, it is something I do as a stress reliever and for fun.. all while putting my heart into it <3
Feel free to comment on the posts you like! I enjoy the feedback.. If you have any questions, please ask and I will respond.
Thank You! Kristen Sally

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Items for Keisha!

An order was made for Keisha, she is graduating from ASU and wanted some things added to her previously beaded cap. I made the school letters and her name. The edges and feathers are work that the other person did. She also asked for a bracelet and earrings to match the ASu medallion I made her. 
Here they are..

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ASU Medallion

This is an order for Mella. Her daughter is graduating from ASU this week. Really cool thing is that Mella contacted me on Facebook because she had seen the YouTube videos.. I thought it was cool lol.. She had an idea of what she wanted, and this is what we came up with :)

Friday, December 9, 2011


 YOU were directed here from the 
YouTube Video, 
... for more information on how to win these earrings...

There will be 3 winners to be chosen based off the rules/guidelines/info.. 
Each winner will get a pair of earrings similar to the one pictured below


1. You've got to be a subscriber of KristenD08's  YouTube Channel
2. "Like" or "Thumbs Up" the Earrings 3 Video
3. Comment on the Earrings 3 Video saying something + of the video or whatever

Other guidelines/rules/info:
=> you can like the video as many times
=> 1 comment per day (each comment will count as one separate entry, so if you commented every day since the video came out until the last day to comment, that would be around 21 chances for you to win)
=> say that there is one person "A" who comments 1 time a day for 20 days, another person "G" that comments 1 time a day for 16 days, another person "T" that comments 1 time a day for 12 days, then those three would be the ones to win a pair of earrings..
=> say that there are 8 people who actually comment on the video 1 time a day for 21 days, then those 8 individuals will be put into random.org's randomizer thing, and the top 3 of that will determine which of the 8 are the winners... 
=>> Confusing right?? but it will make sense.. :)
=> Soooo... Its like the person with the most comments wins.. 

There will be 3 winners to be chosen based off the rules/guidelines/info.. 
Each winner will get a pair of earrings similar to the one pictured above


The Winner will be announced HERE on my BLOG, on January 1, 2012

How to: Bead Native American Beadwork, Earrings, 3

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I made some earrings today! This will be my next YouTube tutorial.. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December! This is probably my favorite time of year! First of all, this is the time when the temperature starts cooling down in the Valley, its mid 50's, its cold to us lol.. Secondly, this is the end of semester!! I'm finishing up my classes, writing final essays and papers, and then I'm on break! Yes! Thirdly, My birthday is the 24th of this month! :) I'll be 21!!! Sooo Excited! And this is the time when many people Celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ! We do, anyways.. And lastly, We have all come to the end of the year 2011, this is a time where we can reflect on all the Great Memories we have of this year, and some.. 

I also would like to extend an invitation to watch this video from Mormon Messages on YouTube, A Gift to the World, It is a depiction of Jesus Christ's birth from The Holy Bible, Luke II, Have a Blessed Christmas..

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Supplies & Materials needed in Beading


I made this video for all who are wondering what supplies & materials for Beading. 

1. BEADS - Beads come in all shapes, and all sizes and in many different colors.. The beads that I use a majority of the time are cut beads, in particular.. size 9, 3-cut beads.. and size 11/10, 2 cut beads.. and the common size 11 seed beads. I get my beads from a store where I live.. BUT, I also get them online.. I'll post the links below..

2. THREAD - I use the heavy duty, size D thread. It comes on different spool sizes.. I believe you can buy these at craft stores like Joann's or Michael's..

3. NEEDLES - I use the PONY Brand size 10 beading needles.. They are longer and sturdy. I like them heaps.

4. FABRIC STABILIZER - I use the Extra Firm Stabilizer that is for crafts and home decor. I buy mine at WAL-MART, but you can also get it at JOANN'S, Michael's, or any other craft store..

5. GLUE - I use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue, it is an All-Purpose Glue. This can be purchased at Wal-Mart or any other craft store.

6. SCISSORS - I don't think the brand of the scissors matters so much, just as long as you have a pair to cut the thread, stabilizer or backing.. I like using Westcott brand scissors, especially when I work with buckskin.. 

7. RHINESTONE BANDING - Rhinestone Banding comes in different stone colors, banding colors, and sizes. 

8. PAPER - I use paper to draw the design I'm going to bead. I attach that to the Stabilizer with glue, so I have an Idea of what I want the outcome to look like. Any paper works for this..

9. BUCKSKIN - I use this for the backing of a medallion or a pair of earrings. I think you can use any hide you have.. I mainly use deer and sometimes Elk. Others have used sheep.. 

10. CARDBOARD - This is optional for a medallion, but you can use cardboard to make the medallion more sturdy. I like using cardboard from a regular school notebook.

11. EARRING HOOKS - Earring hooks are used for earrings. You can buy them at any craft store..

12. GEMS, SHELLS, MIRRORS - These can go in the center of earrings and medallion.. They are available in all shapes, sizes, and colors.. They can be bought at any craft store...


Fancy sells it ALL!! Beads, Buckskin.. lots of materials.. :)

Dancing Bear sells it all too. This is where I get my Rhinestone banding, they have all colors and sizes. 

Never shopped with them, but they have heaps of beads based off of their website. 

Link to a Fabric Stabilizer at Joann's Fabric and Craft Store. 

Go to WALMART if you need any of the other stuff, I am sure they have it avaiable there too. :)


Sally <3

Layered Beaded Necklaces

These are layered beaded necklaces that are a more contemporary form of necklaces that my people wear. I made a lot of them, as well as a couple pictured here that were made by my mom and sister.
Here they are :)

This black one below made by my mom

These last three made by my sister

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to bead a ROSETTE!!

Okay, here is the video of a tutorial I made on how to bead a Rosette! This one has been requested by lots of people! More information on this piece is on a previous post down below..  SO I am glad to present it to them :) I hope you like it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


It has been a couple weeks since I've beaded, and yesterday in class I kept thinking to myself that I need to bead. So when I got home, I decided to do something fast and pretty.. This is what I beaded. I think its roses? lol, but they're flowers... And that is using size 9-3 cut beads and size 11-2 cut beads for the flowers. The background beads is size 11 seed beads. I used some rhinestone banding that is a little bigger and has an extra sparkle.. But I'll probably be beading a whole lot more, I got to pay for my classes next semester :O Blast!
Here is the piece I did last night :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beaded Rosette

Here is the first beaded rosette that I have ever made. I made my Grandma Kat some earrings, and then she asked me to make her a necklace that matched the earrings.. So this rosette is the one that I came up with..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Miss San Carlos High School Crown

A friend of mine asked me to make her a crown, she's the new Miss San Carlos High School 2011-2012.. So here is what I came up with!  Here it is!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Natalie's Shoe

My cousin Natalie was getting married. And she needed a "something blue" to complete her outfit.. So she had the awesome idea to bead her shoes blue! She asked me for help, and I did! She did one shoe, I did one shoe. I taught her how to bead onto the shoe itself. Good thing it was leather, because it made the process much easier. Well, here is the shoe I did..  :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Okay, I lied, this is the 1st ever crown that I beaded...

I beaded this crown for myself back when I was Miss Gila River 2009. It was a pretty nice crown! :) I miss it so much.. But, here it is .. It stood about 7 inches tall.. It has my Tribe's seal in the middle.. and two whirlwind basket designs on either side of the seal. Then on the sides of the whirlwind baskets is a flower. From there going back was a big blue water design outlined in red and the other side white... And, it was my favorite color, GREEEN!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bracelets for my cousin

Back in May, My cousin Allyssa asked me to make her some bracelets for her, and her sisters. I loved the outcome! And they were really nice! She wore them, and she was blingin' said my mom.. :) made me really happy! But here they are.. And, I am making another YouTube video of how to make the blue one! so look out for that! 

MKO's Medallion

This is probably one of the best Medallions that I have done. It is for my friend Mko. He asked me to do his tribal logo? He's from Wisconson. So I have here pictures, the first of what it looks like, and the ones following are the the parts I've done, bit by bit to finished Medallion. So tell me, How does it look? :)

My First Teaching Class

I have these two friends, Marlenda and Janelle,  who have been asking me to teach them to bead for the longest time now. And I told them I would teach them, but just to let me know when and where.. Well after a year of them asking, we finally had it! :) It was a good session. It took them a while to get the hang of it, but that was mainly because we were talking about other things.. and not really beading ha! But, I was able to teach them how to bead two pairs of earrings! And their outcome was GREAT!! It made me feel good to know that they had learned something from me! :) Before beginning we watched one of my YouTube videos of How to: Bead Native American Beadwork, Earrings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbqzpChaXnQ and we did a smaller version of that pair of earrings.. Like I said, it took us a while to complete because we were doing more talking and catching up than beading. But they got the hang of it and eventually finished. Here is the finished pair, mine is on top, Janelle's is the middle and Marlenda's is the bottom.

The Second pair of earrings I thought would be simpler because we would be doing just rows of beads. But half way through I asked them if they were easier or harder, Janelle said they were harder than the first pair. Marlenda was concentrating on her beading. And again, the time it took to make these earrings were longer than I thought because of all our talking. But, these ones didn't take as much beading time as the first ones even though they are bigger. When we had finished beading, and were waiting for them to dry, I asked them again if these earrings were easy or hard. Janelle was the first to say that these pair of earrings were much simpler and easier than the one we had done before. I thought, interesting. Marlenda too said these ones seemed like it was faster to bead. So, here is the finished pairs of earrings. Mine on top, Janelle's in the middle and Marlenda's on the bottom.. 

Funny thing is that when we were all talking, I would be beading at the same time, and I finished like literally an hour before they did. I liked teaching them, it was a lot of fun! :) 

Here is a couple of pictures of them in action!

This Is Janelle ^^

This is Marlenda^^