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Regina
May 16th, 2007, 05:23 AM
In addition to writing, reading, reviewing and creating 3D art, I also create beadwork. Sometimes I wonder how I have the time to do all this fun stuff! LOL You can check out my beadwork gallery here: http://reginapaul.110mb.com/Beadwork.html

Have fun! Ask me if you have any questions! :-)

Nicole Gestalt
June 10th, 2007, 04:31 PM
I love the beading work! It's something i've often thought about doing but haven't had the chance to get the materials yet. How long does it take you to do an average piece?

Nicole

Regina
June 10th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Hey Nicole,

It actually depends on the project. I can crank out a pair of earrings in an hour or so, but some of the more complicated pieces like the red beaded woven necklace in my beadwork gallery took me about 7 hours total to complete because I had to weave the design on my loom, and then it had to be so sewed onto the leather and the edging and necklace part created. I also create dream catchers which I don't have a picture of up there yet, but those can take 10+ hours.

It just depends on what you are making. LOL

Regina

Lainey
June 12th, 2007, 03:27 AM
OK REGINA now you have me even more intrigued so what else do you do and do you sell some of them like dream catchers... yep we all have them but I still like to have them around and other things too but if you get pics of them up let us know I bet they are fantastic.

Lainey

jadxiadax
June 13th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Now wouldn't that be interesting: to own a book and a piece of jewerly from the same person? I think that would be awesome. Hmmm, maybe a possible thought for a another contest?

Jax

Linda L Lattimer
June 24th, 2007, 02:47 PM
WOW Regina, your bead work is fabulous, and yes, where do you find the time for all you do? Do you have a clone and not telling us?

Linda

Regina
June 24th, 2007, 05:41 PM
Hey Lainey,

Well, I do the 3D artwork as well as writing, and the beadwork. LOL Yes, I sell my beadwork, usually custom pieces after someone has seen a piece on my website and wants something similar or the same with different colors. I've got some pictures up on my website if you haven't seen them, http://reginapaul.110mb.com/Beadwork.html

Regina
June 24th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Hi Jax,

I just did a contest for a pair of beaded and quilled earrings! LOL I do these periodically. If you check on my website in the Contest area you can see when I'm doing one for something beaded. :-)

This month I'm doing a contest here on the boards for a copy of my latest Destiny's Choices. You can find it in my author's area. :-)

Regina
June 24th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Nope, no clone. I don't do all of it all the time. LOL I have to pace myself. But I do love doing artistic things hence the 3D art, beadwork and writing. LOL

tuscaroralady
June 22nd, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Hi Regina,

My name is Teresa, and I must confess I have never read any of your books. I just enrolled in the Coffee Times Romance and more. I was so overwelmed with all you book authors. I think it's fantastic.

Well, let me tell you a little about myself, I'm a 47 yr. old Native American woman. I am a member of the Tuscarora Nation. I am a performing artist with our Nations Dance & Song Troupe. We travel all over the United States doing shows on our Culture. How I came about writing to you is that I was looking over some of your hobbies and guess what I seen I love? The beading!

I too do beading, I must say I'm pretty good at it. Especially when I have to do Dance Regalia's. I have some of my beaded outfits in the Crazy Horse Museum in South Dakota. I was very honored when asked to bead a ladies traditional dress and a childs traditional regalia.

I admire you for being able to do the things that you do with all that you have on your plate.

I love anything Supernatural, I guess thats just bread into me since our legends our handed done to us and we are very supernatural when it comes to medicine.

Okay for my stupid question, can you tell me what kind of books do you write and do you have a series that I may start and follow. Some of my favorite authors that I've been following is Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherillyn Kenyon, Lindsay Sands, Johanna Lindsey, and also Susan Wiggs thats just a few that I like to read. As you notice I seem to have a vampire and shapeshifting, were scheme going. LoL

I'm looking forward in getting to know about your world from your books, I sure do love a hot macho man in my reading. Take care Regina and best to you in your writings. Teresa K.

Regina
June 22nd, 2010, 07:58 PM
Hi Teresa,

It's very nice to meet you! :-)

I'm a traditional dancer as well although I don't get to do it as often as I'd like. It sounds like you're very involved which I think is fantastic!

I'd love to see some of your beadwork as well, please feel free to post some photos here to this thread if you like, as I know we have several people here that LOVE beading and beadwork.

I actually write across several genres. I consider myself to be a speculative romance writer because this allows me to get away with crossing genres. I'm afraid I'm not so good at following rules! LOL So far this appears to be paying off as I have a bit of something for everyone.

Since you're into the supernatural (me too for the same reasons you listed) you'd probably love Destiny's Choices. It's not a series per se but I'm working on a sequel for it. It's along the lines of native american romantic suspense. Here's a little blurb for it:

Destiny's Choices tells the tale of Tiana Slickpoo, a Nez Perce hereditary carrier of sacred objects. When her lover James Waters decides to attend college out of state, Tiana is wounded by his leaving. Unable to tell him the real reason she cannot go with him, she vows to never allow another into her heart. However, six years later, when priceless tribal objects begin disappearing from the reservation museum, and her art gallery, fate steps in with the return of James.

You would probably also enjoy my contribution to the Mating Season Anthology, No Place to Run which is another NA romantic suspense. Here's the blurb for that one:

No Place to Run tells the tale of Lin Chen, and Lakota medicine man Kyle Little Eagle. Lin Chen carries a strong bloodline from the Bunun tribe. On the run from an abusive ex-husband, she has left her native Taiwan hoping to draw her ex away from her family. Driving through North Dakota, she encounters a winter blizzard which forces her to stop on the Standing Rock Reservation. There she meets Kyle Little Eagle, a medicine man. While, it isn’t long before they are close, her ex is not far behind. Can Lin overcome her fear of men and let Kyle help her? Can love and a mutual connection to the spirit world prevent her worst fears from being realized?

Both of these books are from Amira Press. Rather than overwhelm you with several blurbs about all my different books, you can find links and more info about my other books including freebies by visiting my website: http://www.reginapaul.com

Alien Deceptions is the first book in a series that I'm working on (since you mentioned series) and is my latest release. It just came out this month.

Incidentally if you're up for it, I'd love to pick your brain sometime about your people's culture and traditions. So much of what's written about NA's is incorrect that when I'm going to write about a tribe other than my own or my husband's I like to get my info from the horse's mouth so to speak. It's way better than anything you can find on the internet or in books in my opinion.

Take care, and thanks for posting. I'll keep my eye on this thread for a response. :-)

Regina

tuscaroralady
June 23rd, 2010, 12:07 AM
Regina,

Thank you so much for responding to my thread. Anytime you would like to pick my brain I would love it. I am very proud of my heritage and I agree with you about what people write about Native Americans is not always right. For example; I find so many authors put non natives with traditional natives. I know this is only fiction, but this would never happen in the real world.

I mean it does, but traditional people tend to marry there own kind. For non natives don't understand our customs or medicine. I am Haudenasaune.
Which translates People of the Longhouse, I speak my language and I practice our religion.

Yes I date outside my race, however I will probably never marry unless its someone traditional who can understand my religion. We have several different society and we are based with a clan system. Whatever clan you belong too, you may not marry within your clan. That would be like marrying your cousin or brother or sister.

We have our own governing system also, I love the way our people work. We are considered a soveign nation and we have no part in politics of Washington DC. If you would like to chat more, I would love to do so over im. I'm out of work for a few weeks due to knee surgery. Thank you. Teresa