Specializing in Japanese Seed Beads & Miyuki Delicas

124 S. 9th Street # 3

Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

Located: 1/2 block south of "O" Street on the East side of 9th Street

in the Mission Arts Building where Gallery 9 is also located

Open Thursdays & Fridays & Saturdays - Noon-ish to 4 pm
By Appointment all other days

Closed for Major Holidays, Major Storms and Home Football Game Days or on rare occasions when Life Happens

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


There are 5 new patterns now available for sale on my Etsy site. They are the Quilt Pin Series that consists of quilt patterns that have been converted to bead patterns.

The Amish Shadow Quilt
2 versions of the Basket Quilt
Irish Double Chain Quilt
Red White and Blue Quilt
Star Quilt

These were a lot of fun to make up. The stitch used is Odd Count Peyote; however, you can always turn it on its side and do them in Brick Stitch as well.

The ZPurpleStar Etsy site also has 2 other patterns: The Red Red Rose and the Lindy Drum (a perfect easy little ornament for Christmas!)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

NEW on this Blog

To the right of this blog you will find a new page for this blog called "5Z'S Beads". Here you will see pictures of what you will find at 5Z'S Star City Bead Shop: Lots and Lots of BEADS!

I've also added another link to the Bead Pattern section to the right. I've included the link to Michèle Talier's blog L'telier . The beadwork here is so beautiful and elegant! Even though this blog is in French, it well worth the visit! Besides, it is easy to use one of the web page translators.

Don't forget to check out my new Etsy site! ZPurpleStar I've been working on making more PDF files of various tutorials and patterns to put up on Etsy; so keep checking back.

It is getting closer and closer to Christmas! This year I am making a point of being more patient with everyone around me, especially on the roads! It is just so much easier to be giving and sharing then any thing else.

I do wish you all a wonder filled Holiday!

Monday, December 6, 2010

PATTERNS at Etsy! & Holiday Suggestions

Yes, I've been working on getting my Etsy site set up so that I can offer various patterns as PDF files. At the present time The Red Red Rose pattern is available for purchasing for only $25.00! (That's a savings of $5 on the printed out version at the shop!) Soon you will see more of my patterns/tutorials available on Etsy. Be sure to bookmark ZPurpleStar on Etsy and check back often for new patterns.

If you are looking for some really quick Holiday gifts, try these two suggestions:

Christmas Tree Earrings:
2 Head Pins
2-4mm Heishi Beads
2-10mm Swarovski Margarita Beads
2-8mm Swarovski Margarita Beads
2-6mm Swarovski Margarita Beads
2-4mm Swarovski Bicone Beads
2 Tiny Jump Rings
1 pair of Lever Back Earwires
You’ll need pliers
(round nose & cutters)

Kits are available at 5Z'S to make one pair of these Christmas Tree earrings for only $12!!!

Snowman Earrings:
2 Head Pins
2-8mm Swarovski Pearls
2 Fluted Bead Caps
2-6mm Swarovski Pearls
2-6mm Rondell
2-3mm Cube
2 Teeny Tiny Jump Rings
1 pair of Lever Back Earwires
You’ll need pliers
(round nose & cutters)

Kits are available at 5Z'S to make one pair of these Snowmen earrings for only $9!!!