Friday, December 4, 2009
My friend, Christine turned 60 recently and loves the color green. I wanted to make something special for her.
Here I used bead embroidery for the double malachite pendant and surrounded the bezel with seed beads and crystals. The necklace is a triple bead strand on a core which I invented. The necklace closes with a chain so it can be worn long or short.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
A bead embroidered lizard using a stacking technique and bocche stitch. The lizard tail was made by Linda Roberts, San Diego. Size 11, Delicas and bugle beads were used to create one of my most fave reptiles. Little gold rings and sequins serve as the lizard eyes.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is a portion of my completed year long commitment to Robin Atkins, Bead Embroidery Artist. I beaded one butterfly per month and assembled all into one bound book. I used Coptic stitch to bind the butterflies together. On the outside cover is a metal butterfly.
Leapin' Lizard. Bead Embroidered pendant using size 11 seed beads measures 4 inches in length. The focal beads include a marquis shaped blue topaz from my NY friend, Bunny and polymer clay "lizard tail" made by Linda Roberts of San Diego. I love the complex design Linda achieved in the tail. Thank you Bunny & Linda for the inspiration!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is the last doll in a series of 12. I love the fox face. It is called Beesh ligaii ma-e (Sterling Fox, Navajo). This doll took extra long to bead as I used brick stitch for the entire piece. It has a Southwestern feel and features coral & turquoise in it.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I really enjoyed the first cuff I made and since I was "warmed up" continued in my cuff quest. This one is named Victoria's Secrets as there is a lock on her brain. The face is from ERA Graphics. I enjoy purple and the face is royal with the selection of this color. Size 11 and 8 seed beads, hex, wire, Delicas and size 4 squares were used. I also peyoted the squares several times to give the piece dimension. What fun. Another magnetic closure and leather backing finishes the piece.
Mr friend, Cork gave me the little toad and that's what started all this. I named it Toadstoy's Treasures. It is named after a little toad that moved into our backyard last year. The cuff has size 11 and 8 seed beads, Delicas, fused glass cabs, keishi pearls and leaves. It closes with a magnetic clasp and is lined with deer leather.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Lampwork glass YoYo beads are used in this design. These beads are aptly named because there is a groove in the center of the beads that resembles the look of a yoyo. Delicas, size 11 and 4mm crytals embellish each bead. Each yoyo is held together with a square stitch.