Shala loves making things

all the little things I do..

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16 May 1971
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Shala's Beadwork
External Services:
  • ShalasBeads AIM status
A. J. Dimond High School - Anchorage AK (1985 - 1987)
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alaska, aliens, amigurumi, anchorage, anne bishop, aporia, baking bread, barter, beading, beads, beadwork, bellaonline, bellaonline beadwork, blackfire, books, brick stitch, brown bears, changing expectations, cilye aporia, cloth pads, comic books, conspiracy theories, contrarywise, cooking, crayons, creativity, crochet, cute little pink bats, dancing barefoot, digital art, dimond, diy, diy ethics, diy or die, do it yourself, duct tape, ed witten, embroidery, erika amato, george gordon lord byron, gyotaku, henna, indie clothes, indie music, inkle looms, ipods, japanese crafts, john lennon, joss whedon, kindle 2, kindle books, knitting, leftovers, making cheese, making lip balm, making patterns, medicine dream, microcosm publishing, mike simbeck, mini food, music, na contemporary, nightwing, onigiri, origami, oscar wilde, paint shop pro, painting, paper art, paper arts, paper crafts, peyote stitch, pink sneakers, poison bottles, printable boxes, printable cards, printables, printies, purses, reading, real soap, recycled crafts, rimble, rose perfume, science fiction, sewing, sewing felt, shakespeare, shala, shala kerrigan, shawls, shrinky dinks, spinal stenosis, stencils, t.s. eliot, tattoos, tawashi, tlord, triangle looms, trilooms, vanilla meringues, velvet chain, vinegar, wirewrapping, zines, zohra, zoos
Hello! My name is Shala and I'm a bead/yarn/media/paper addict.
You can see a lot more of work and interests by following the link buttons below.
Shala's Printables Shala's Beads Shala's Coffee mini_food

I'm not good at bios, I live in Alaska, and have two kids and a husband I'm crazy in love with.
In this journal, you'll find, if you look around, recycled craft ideas, both ideas recycled from an earlier era, and stuff to do with things you'd usually throw away, crochet patterns, bead patterns, my shower experiments (I'm anti-commercial detergent based "soap"), recipes, craft video podcast reviews, and family stuff. Basically, it's the blog of a little semi-hippie, crafty housewife in Alaska. I'm also the host of the beadwork site at
I usually friend back when I see that someone has added me.
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