Monday, February 1, 2016

Odd Bodz

A part of my year long bead challenge.  Incorporates a doll's head, size 11 beads, rondelles, Xmas lights, rubber tubing

Baby got Light

A mixed media project updating the African fetish or Nkiski.  Use of a doll's head, copper wire, mud and holiday lights.

Freeform vessel

My first beaded freeform vessel.    Use of round peyote and Ndebele stitch.  This was done as a part of a year long bead challenge.

Lizard Woman

 Fun with clay.  A class with Leslie Blackburn creating a circus character or alter ego.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Raku Shield

The focal raku bead was made by talented and local AZ artist, Mak.  The bronze clay triangle was made by artist, Judie Mountain.  This is bead embroidered.  It hangs from 3 blue chains and I incorporated 2 raku beads on the necklace made by Diane Hawkey.

Bird on 62nd Place

This is a wood bird that has been embellished to the the hilt.  It stands atop bead stones and a beaded basket.

Glass donut

The blue glass donut is made by lampwork artist, Terry Henry.  It has been bead embroidered and has fringe to accent the donut.  


The toad head is made by lampwork artist, Wayne Robbins.  The body, arms, trunks and legs are done in Ndebele.  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sparkling Blossom

This is a Round Robin doll.  6 beaders (including myself) worked on this doll which had a "Flower Child" theme.  I identified with the theme having grown up in the Flower Child era.  I beaded her bell bottoms.  Isn't she groovy??