Cathy Spivey Mendola

Cathy Spivey Mendola has been creative her entire life. After a short career in the medical profession she became a stay-at-home mom which allowed her to dabble in various arts and crafts. Many years and mediums later she has finally found her passion-bead embroidered jewelry. When she needs a break from jewelry she creates bead embellished art quilts and wall hangings.

New Orleans In A Flash

My husband & I took a very quick trip to New Orleans back in March. It was intended to be a 4 night stay to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, but we had a family issue arise and had to…
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Leather Love-Part Two: Making A Leather Purse

The lengthy subtitle of this post is-'Creating a backdrop for the bead embroidery piece that is TOO big for a necklace' ! That's how my whole idea for making these smaller leather purses came about. If you saw my post…
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Leather Love-Part One

I have always loved leather. The look, the smell, the texture- it's just heavenly. The buttery soft lambskins or deerskins are my favorite but I also love hair-on-hide cow leather. I had never worked with leather until I took a…
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March Theme Challenge Reveal-Amulet Bags

I am happy to announce the BIG reveal of the amulet bags. I became obsessed with making these little pouches and I believe a few of my fellow AE members did as well. Thank you to everyone who decided to…
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