RSS Feed

Tag Archives: Nancy Sathre-Vogel

Nancy Sathre-Vogel

Posted on

Nancy Sathre-Vogel

Nancy Sathre-Vogel

Name: Nancy Sathre-Vogel


Location: Boise, Idaho



I’m Nancy, a long-time beader. As a professional teacher, I spent three years on the Navajo reservation back in the 1980s – and that’s where I learned to bead. Once my husband and I decided to move overseas to teach – first to Egypt, then Ethiopia, Taiwan, and Malaysia – my bead addiction got serious. Having access to phenomenal beads from around the world has a tendency to do that to a person.


In 2006, I made the decision to put both teaching and beading on hold for a while as my family and I spent a few years traveling on our bicycles. Altogether, we spent four years on our bikes, including a 17,000-mile jaunt from Alaska to Argentina. Now we are back in Boise, Idaho and are loving being part of a larger community.

How long have you been beading? Oops – I mentioned that one above. I started beading back in the late 1980s.

When did you first try bead embroidery as  a technique? I remember the exact moment! We were flying from Ethiopia back to Idaho (a 35-hour journey) and I decided to use that plane time to learn how to embroider. Before we left Ethiopia, I glued a beautiful fossilized coral cab to some backing, and during the flight I played with my beads. I will say that piece is still one of my favorites. Nancy_Sathre-Vogel_1

Why do you like bead embroidery? I do primarily freeform peyote and bead embroidery – both allow unbridled freedom to go where the beads tell me they want to go. I love the organic feel of both of those techniques.

What are your inspirations and influences? Everything  and anything. As we traveled the world, I was always inspired by what was around me. I can tell, simply by looking at a piece, where we were when I made it.



What are your favorite materials? I LOVE vintage and antique beads and components! I’ve collected interesting bits and pieces throughout the world and enjoy working them in to whatever I’m making.


What defines your style? Eclectic.  Big  time.  I use beads and pieces from many different cultural regions, which means each piece is unique.

What are your future goals with beading? To continue to have fun. If I ever get to the point where beading is no longer enjoyable, then I’ll quit and move on to something else. I’ll go where my beads take me.



Publications of Nancy Sathre-Vogel

Posted on

This is our first blog post about one of our Artists, Nancy Sathre-Vogel, and her publications. These are past magazine issues she has graced with submissions of her work. Some of her designs are still available for purchase, following the image you will see a link.

Belle Armoire, July 2006, Call of the Bazaar

Belle Armoire, July 2006, Call of the Bazaar

B&B, August 2006, Beaded Buttons Customize your Clasps

B&B, August 2006, Beaded Buttons Customize your Clasps

Beadwork Magazine, August 2006, Double Spiral

Beadwork Magazine, August 2006, Double Spiral

Beadwork Magazine, December 2006, Sumptuous Spiral

Beadwork Magazine, December 2006, Sumptuous Spiral

‘Sumptuous Spiral’ Still Available at Interweave: HERE

B&B, February 2007, Freeform Techniques

B&B, February 2007, Freeform Techniques

‘Freeform Techniques’ Still Available at Kalmbach Bookstore: HERE

B&B, August 2007, Stitch a Little, String a Lot

B&B, August 2007, Stitch a Little, String a Lot

‘Stitch a Little, String a Lot’ Still Available at Kalmbach Bookstore: HERE

Stay tuned next Friday for our next Artist and her publications..who will it be??

Painting with Beads

Bead embroidery as wearable art

Sanda's Blog

My handmade jewelry place

The Indecisive Beader

A blog about how I bead, with other random musings.

Barbara Briggs Designs

One-of-a-Kind Art Jewelry and Wearable Art


My explorations and progress in beading techniques and designs

Wescott Jewelry

Welcome to my Virtual Craft Room

Jenny Sangster Jewellery

Official Blog for Jenny Sangster Jewellery

Color for Bead Artists

Exploring Creativity

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: