Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beaded Calendar dolls

Here is my year long commitment to create one doll per month. Each doll is 3" tall and have been mounted on a wooded block. What a great time I had with this challenge.

Beaded Journal Project

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.

Beaded bracelet

Doozy of a Druzy. The focal bead is an enhanced Druzy Crystal. I've used peyote stitch around the Druzy. Snaps are hidden under the Druzy as the closure. The band is done in Delicas with a small strip of Delicas for accent.

Beaded Pendant

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!

Book arts

Herringbone Stitched book. See the ways the threads cross, hence the name of the stitch.