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Red Carpet Bead Fest

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Carolyn Turner

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Name: Carolyn Turner 

Shop:   gitksanfire

Location: Edwardsville, Kansas


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Please introduce yourself to the readers:  

My name is Carolyn Turner Pappe, I am ½ Gitxsan (or Gitxsan) Native Indian which is a First Nations tribe in British Columbia, Canada. I was born and raised here in the states. I began doing bead work when I lived in our village on the reserve back in 1993. I am on disability due to back surgery I had done in 2002. I am married with all the kids grown and on their own. My husband retired at 55 a couple of years ago and if we can get our health back on track we love to travel.

carolyn-turner-3 How long have you been beading?

I have been beading for 20 years. I have been seriously doing embroidery beading for the last 3 years

When did you first try bead embroidery as  a technique? 

I started in 1993 doing bead work on moccasins and other leather projects such as mukluks, gloves etc.

carolyn-turner-1Why do you like bead embroidery?

Beading to me is not a craft. It is a form of art. I find it is extremely relaxing and therapeutic. As a Native Indian it is a huge part of our culture.

What are your inspirations and influences?

I try to find inspiration in all of nature. My influences of course is my cultural background.

What are your favorite materials?

For foundations I use Lacy’s stiff stuff.  I have used an iron on bonding/interface material to attach whatever backing I choose.  Sometimes this works better than gluing . I have used leather, faux leather, felt and other materials that are not likely to fray for the backings. I like to try and match the backing not only in color but texture to the top of the piece.  The backside should be interesting to look at as well.

carolyn-turner-2What defines your style?

I try to add  Native flair to a lot of my pieces, if not Native, then something that gives a sense of nature in some way.

What are your future goals with beading? My future goals are to just continue beading and try not to get stuck in a rut or burned out. I definitely feel that a goal we all should have is to share and teach others how to do bead embroidery. I love the idea of this guild, it keeps us all challenged to keep working and encouraging each other. The beadfests and mini beadfests are a great thing to keep our imaginations going. It’s always so interesting to see how others interpret the challenges. Additionally I would love to be able to sell some of my work. I am not doing this for the money though and since I look at this as a form of art, I would have to say I fall into the category of “Starving Artist”. It seems there are only a few who have made it into the limelight with their work and I am happy for that. If we all continue to pour our heart and souls into our creations, I have no doubt we will succeed in at least fulfilling the need to create and share our awesome imaginations with the world. After reading this last paragraph, I sound more like a philosopher than an artist. “Deep thoughts, by Carolyn Turner Pappe”. Enjoy.

New December Listings


Blue Butterfly Earrings

Winter Butterflies

Light blue and silver butterfly earrings with sparkling Swarovski elements and tiny seed beads. Made in bead embroidery technique. Created by ElenaGioielli

heart pendant

Key to my Heart Shibori Pendant

Shirbori ribbon is throughout this piece; both as a base, showcasing the folds, and as a ruffle, romantically surrounding the polymer clay facial heart. The base is shaped as a butterfly’s wing and is encrusted with a variety of beads: czech, seed beads, Swarovski crystals and a brass floral filigree. Created by 4UIDZNE

Face Pendant

Bead embroidered Necklace Pendant Autumn Leaves Beauty 

Bead embroidered necklace Autumn Leaves Beauty created by Maewa

Blue Necklace

Blue Bead Embroidered Pendant

This bead embroidered necklace has a beautiful blue central crystal. Created by Maewa

Druzy Agate Pendant

Bead Embroidered necklace ‘Louise’

Beautiful necklace/choker with a huge 2 tone Druzy Agate,Black onyx agate,Blue grazy lace Agate,freshwater pearls,Svarowski elements and with the nice expensive Japan seed beads. Created by Sunny1167

Labradorite Leather Cuff

Leather labradorite cuff bracelet. Created by ElenaGioielli

New Listings


These wonderful items are ideal for all times of the year but if you want to treat someone to that special Christmas present, you might just want to visit our EBEG members Etsy shops. Here is a taster of some of these delights.

Bead Embroidered Necklace

Sedona – Majestic Brilliance A Bead Embroidered Necklace by 4UIDZNE.

Shibori Ribbon Beadwork

Bead embroidered Pendant carved LABRADORITE necklace Shibori silk ribbon Beadwork by Maewa

Citrine cuff bracelet

Citrine bead embroidered cuff bracelet, light blue, statement jewelry, Swarovski, yellow by ElenaGioielli

Green agate necklace

Native American made Green agate bead embroidered necklace by Gitksanfire

Jasper necklace

Brecciated Jasper Bead Embroidered Necklace in greens, and browns with a subtle hint of blue by Robinbluebeadworks

Blue Pendant

Blue Ice pendant by Glitzandglitter










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Christmas is nearly here so a good time to see some more listings from our members.

Dancing Flames Necklace

DANCING FLAMES; Shibori Bead Embroidered Neckace. RESERVED by 4uidzne

Red, green and blue ring

Bead Embroidered Ring – Red, Green and Gold – Not Just For Christmas by Lindmel


Taste of India Bead Embroidered Earrings Dainty, Paua Shell, Mystical, Jeweled Colors by RobinBlueBeadworks


Metropolis Bead Embroidered Earrings Style Art Deco, Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, grey blue by RobinBlueBeadworks

grey earrings

Metropolis Bead Embroidered Earrings Style Art Deco, Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, grey blue by RobinBlueBeadworks

Brown Pendant

Bead embroidered Pendant SPRING necklace Shibori silk ribbon agate Beadwork EBEG EBW Team seed beaded jewelry by Maewa

Beaded bracelet

Bead embroidered cuff bracelet Shibori silk ribbon Carved Bear Eagle Ram Wolf bone cabochonBeadwork seed beaded jewelry by Maewa


Bead embroidered black gold cristal earrings clip embroidery seed beaded jewelry by Maewa

Cat Pendant

Bead embroidered Pendant QUEEN necklace Shibori silk ribbon Beadwork by Maewa


OOAK Bead Embroidered Cuff- Shibori Ribbon-Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild-Swarovski crystals -green, gold, brown, ivory by SarahDekkerDesigns

Blue Agate Pendant

Bead embroidered necklace Blue Agate embroidery seed beaded jewelry by Maewa

Dragonfly brooch

Dragonfly Emerges from Lily Pads Cameo Beaded Brooch by LisaPierceJewelry

Bead embroidered necklace

Bead embroidered necklace beadwork embroidery Red and White by Maewa

Wolf necklace

American Native Styled Necklace ‘ ALPHA ‘ vs agate,amazonite,turquoise,hematite,wolf by Sunny1167

Scarab Earrings

Bead embroidered purple gold SCARAB cristal earrings by Maewa

Blue Scarab Earrings

Bead embroidered blue aqua gold SCARAB crystal earrings by Maewa

OOAK Bead Embroidered Cuff-Fish Leather-Satin Ribbon-Swarovski rivoli, bicones-copper, turquoise by SarahDekkerDesigns

OOAK Bead Embroidered Cuff-Fish Leather-Satin Ribbon-Swarovski rivoli, bicones-copper, turquoise by SarahDekkerDesigns


Bead Embroidered Shibori Ribbon Cuff-EBEG-purple, turquoise, blue-Swarovski crystals-Swarovski pearls by SarahDekkerDesigns

Beaded Cuff

OOAK Bead Embroidered Cuff-Fish Leather-Swarovski bicones-Spike Beads-copper, bronze, black by SarahDekkerDesigns

New Listings

Here are some more November listings.


FINE ART-BEADS bead embroidered long stud earrings by Sunny1167



Bead embroidered Pendant HARMONY necklace Shibori silk ribbon agate Beadwork by Maewa

Bead Embroidered Necklace

Metamorphosis: Shibori Bead Embroidered Necklace by 4uidzne

Dragonfly Brooch

Bead embroidered Purple brooch DRAGONFLY by Maewa

Mauve Cuff

Mauve and Mallow- Bead Embroidered Cuff by TinaHobbsJewelry


Mint green statement necklace with chrysolite, bridesmaid, prom, cocktail by ElenaGioielli


Beadwork, bead embroidery brooch from classic collection with labradorites, dichroic glass, hematite, feathers, natural silk and toho beads by Aillil


Beadwork, bead embroidery necklace from CERAMIC collection with ceramic, sunstone,hematite and african turquise by aillil


Bead embroidered cuff bracelet by maewa

Midnight Black and Ruby Red collar necklace by TraditionsJewels

Midnight Black and Ruby Red collar necklace by TraditionsJewels

Bead embroidery owl fall christmas gift winter trend by mysweetcrochet

Bead embroidery owl fall christmas gift winter trend by mysweetcrochet

Whimsical Beaded Fish Brooch with Carnelian Fish Charm by LisaPierceJewelry

Whimsical Beaded Fish Brooch with Carnelian Fish Charm by LisaPierceJewelry











New Listings

I can’t believe we’re nearly half way through November already. We’ve all been busy beading so here are some of this months new items.

Parisian Filigree Necklace and Earrings

Parisian Filigree Bead Embroidered Necklace and Earrings Set by RobinBlueBeadworks

Royal Peacock Beaded Necklace

Beaded Necklace, “Royal Peacock” by bjswearableart

Bead Embroidered Necklace

EBWC November 2013 Challenge Picture Postcard Palette Bead embroidered necklace Minneapolis embroidery seed beaded EBW team statement OOAK by Maewa

White Beaded Brooch

White statement brooch, bead embroidered, Victorian style, Swarovski jewelry by ElenaGioielli

Bead embroidery,beadwork jewellery set

Bead embroidery,beadwork jewellery set “Aleksandra” with freswater and seashell pearls, 24K goldfilled elements,hematite and natural silk by Aillil.

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain…made especially for the EBEG “Shades of Brown” mini fest challenge by TraditionsJewels

Half Past Midnight

Half Past Midnight by TraditionsJewels

Wood and Smoke Necklace

Wood and Smoke Bead embroidered Agate & crochet neckpiece by TraditionsJewels

Antique Heart Bead Necklace by

Antique Heart Bead Embroidered Necklace by RobinBlueBeadworks

Blue Cuff

Blue “Stonewash” Cuff Bracelet by beadifuljewelry


Tiger Eye

Bead embroidered necklace Brown and Gold tiger eye embroidery seed beaded jewelry by Maewa

Agate and Moonstones

Bead Embroidered Necklace ” VICTORIA ” with agate and moonstones by Sunny1167

Hair Accessory

Hair Accessory Bead embroidered barrette vs Agate & Jasper by Sunny1167

Taste of India

Taste of India Bead Embroidered Earrings by RobinBlueBeadworks

Lizard Necklace

Bead embroidered necklace LIZARD embroidery seed beaded jewelry by Maewa

Amethyst Flower

Bead embroidered necklace pendant AMETHYST FLOWER with purple embroidery Seed Bead Beaded Jewelry by Maewa

Necklace Collar

Bead Embroidery Necklace Collar silver agate pearl Handmade Art OOAK by Reginao

Bib Necklace

Bib Necklace, Statement Necklace, Blue, Green, Purple, Gold by LisaPierceJewelry

Citrine Earrings

Citrine earrings and ring, bead embroidery silver 925 set, light blue, yellow by ElenaGioielli

Face Pendant

Bead embroidered Pendant SWEET necklace Shibori silk ribbon Beadwork by Maewa


Green and Copper Pendant

Green and Copper swirl agate…bead embroidered necklace by TraditionsJewels


Beaded Necklace, Winter White, Wedding Necklace, Opalite Cabochon, Crystals, Fresh Water Pearls by bjswearableart

Epona Moon Goddess Necklace

Bead Embroidered Collar – Epona Moon Goddess Protector of Horses Half Past Midnight by Lindmel






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