It is my privilege to introduce Paula Adams, an exceptionally talented bead artist. My obsession with Christmas is well known and well published. Now I can put some blame on Paula's doorstep! From the first time I saw her ornaments, I just had to have them and bead them. Just look at this amazing Christmas tree.
My own collection of ornaments is not nearly as vast as Paula's, but I am working towards it with a long term plan. My collection will go to my future grand children and I am well ahead on my way at beading up four sets of ornaments, consisting of twelve ornaments each, for my (future) four grand kids (I am going to be in big trouble when my two sons father more children)
The tutorials taught me a considerable amount of peyote stitch techniques. The patterns are well written and easy to follow. If you have not yet tried one, do not wait. I chose October to showcase Paula's talent to give you more than ample time to bead up at least one of her exquisite ornaments for this years tree
Patterns can be viewed and purchased at
Here is Paula's biography in her own words.
Let me introduce to you - Paula Adams
I was introduced to beading almost 30 years ago by my office mate and still best friend, Sharon
Shannon. It immediately became my passion. I started teaching within two years and continued until
2005 when I put up my first website. While I was teaching I wrote and published three small books
which are now out of print and no longer available. I have redone most of the patterns with lots and
lots of color picture. I love the design process and I usually visualize the piece from the inside out on the more complicated designs.
My designs have changed over the years from jewelry to Christmas ornaments. My students kept asking
for more and more ornaments. At one point I had about 350 ornaments for my tree. (They wouldn’t all fit.) I still love to design and make ornaments.
On a personal note, I have lived in New Mexico or most of my life and retired almost four years ago. I am
the proud mother of twin sons. When I lost my son, Dale, five years ago, beading kept me sane. I don’t
know what I would have done without it. I also live with my three very spoiled Chihuahuas (two long
hair and one short hair). Lilly, Abby, and Peanut keep me entertained. I just love them.
Thank you Paula for all the hours and hours of joy your patterns gave and still gives me. I really appreciate a talent like yours and please do not stop. What a joy to know you!
Bead weaving is therapy for the creative soul and can heal and mend a lot of pain outsiders do not always see or understand. Some info that you might be interested in, the talent runs in the family. There is a sister Robi-Lynn that also produces beautiful ornamental patterns. (https://www.bead-patterns.com/designed/robi-lynn)