• Marsha Neal Studio Class Schedule

    Sarafina Fiber Art Certified Needle Felting Classes and Marsha Neal Studio Needle Felted and Jewelry Classes are typically taught in person through: Bellefonte Arts. 803-C Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19809 Blue Santa Beads. 1165 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063 Owl Be Beading. 1278 Birchwood Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017 If my schedule allows, I do […]

  • Needle Felted Krampus Head

    I wanted to make some needle felted Krampus ornaments for the holidays. Better late than never!

  • Art Elements Bee Theme Blog Hop

    This month’s Art Elements Blog theme was Bees. So many ideas buzz around in my brain when it comes to insects. Bees are one of those insects that I do really enjoy, but can be annoying if they are not happy with you. So I try to keep them happy by planting lots of flowering […]

  • Art Elements Gnome Blog Hop

    This months theme for the Art Elements Blog Hop is Gnomes. I was delighted that Jenny picked this theme because I’ve got a thing for gnomes and love making them out of wool. You can see some previous posts I’ve written up about Bottle Toppers and Gnome Ornaments. I usually create these gnomes with a […]

  • How To Finish Ribbon Ends

    I have been selling Ute’s hand painted silk ribbons (2mm round cord, Silky Ribbon and Fairy Ribbon) since 2004, and the question I receive most is: How do I finish the ends of these silks? And instantly my brain is overwhelmed because there are so many ways! When I am looking for jewelry inspiration these […]

  • Art Elements Theme Reveal Monthly Blog Hop for October: Eyes

    Another month has flown by and it is time for the Art Elements Blog Hop for the October theme: Eyes. This is such a fun theme that I am definitely going to explore a bit more as there is so much beauty and emotion through the eyes. I will definitely be revisiting this theme a […]

  • Art Elements Blog Hop September Theme: Foliage

    It is time for the September Art Elements Blog Hop reveal for the theme: Foliage. Here is the intro post and reveal post from Caroline. This is such a great theme and I cannot wait to see what everyone shares (read to the bottom for the list of blog hop participants). Thanks for taking the […]

  • Art Elements August Theme: Octopus Blog Hop Reveal

    I love that Claire picked Octopus as our August theme (Art Elements Blog). They are one of the most interesting creatures that inhabit the oceans here on our planet. I love how they can transform their body shape and move super slinkily. A few years ago I made these needle felted octopus, and I always […]

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Glazed Ceramic Beads

I am beyond  delighted with how these last few bead glaze 5 firings have been coming out. Lots of new color ways…   I love this above cinnamon glaze.    And the abundance of finished beads for the Bead & Button show in a few days is exciting!    But sometimes in the studio I get […]

Firing Ceramic Beads

 With the Bead and Button Show (Milwaukee, WI) right around the corner I have been nonstop glazing and firing beads!   This is what I unloaded last night!     Oh the colors!    I just love the way the glazes puddle on this chocolate stoneware…    It feels like Christmas opening the kiln!    And then […]

Beaded Silk Wrap Bracelet Directions Long Pinterest Image

I thought it might be a good idea to have a Pinterest Friendly photo of my Beaded Silk Bracelet Design. I have updated my Etsy Shop with both the Bracelet Kit and the Beaded Cord Kit (for those of you that already have your own buttons or beads). For full directions and supply kits, check […]