Sunday, July 25, 2010

Treasure Chest - Free download!

My design is being featured in the July 2010 Creative Jewelry magazine. If you missed it, this is my gift to you. Simply click on the article to see the print. Bead On! If the print is too hard to read, drop me an e-mail and I will forward it to you that way.

July BJP - Brillianze

I was fortunate enough to experience fireworks 2 nights in a row. The sky was dark and the colors illuminated the sky. The patterns and colors were amazing. Brillianze has a Swarovski crystal bead for the face of the doll. The silver beads represent the patterns seen in the sky while the black beads represent the evening sky. The circular belly area represents the perfectly timed firework in the sky There are also iridescent black beads on the side of the piece to give the creation different hues of color as they catch the light.

Kamua Njla

This 15" doll has been my nemesis for 1-1/2 years. I began one of the legs last year and was annoyed at how large the doll was. I put it away and thought it would become a thing of the past; one of the UFO (unfinished objects) that sits.
In 2010, I vowed to pick up the project again and finish it before the end of the year. With much toil, cursing and beading, it is finally finished.

The name given, Kamua Njla is Swahili for Way of the Silent Warrior. I may still add some paint to this warrior's face. We'll see if he speaks to me.

July Round Robin doll

Here is the RR doll of the month. I completed the left arm of the doll with a host of different glass flowers along with a portion of her chest area. The back of the doll's arm has green leaves and beads. A red dragonfly sits on her hip to rest.

Shabby Chic Shadowbook

I took a mixed media class with Mike Putman recently. What fun! Each student was given the same materials and this is my box. Each box turned out differently and it is always so interesting & fun to see what all the people do with their materials. I love the laser cut birds.

YoYo necklace

Remember those YoYo's of yesteryear? They're baaaaack! Here's a slight twist on the project. Little YoYo flowers with glass flowers. It's a cute and summery necklace which is light as a feather.