Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept Beaded Journal Page - Tall Rock

Tall Rock

I knowingly waited for my visit to Cork's bead retreat to create this piece. The large picture window has a spectacular view of pines, animals and sheer rocks that reach for the heavens. Of special note, is "Tall Rock" (photo at right) which catches the sun beams in a most spectacular way. Every moment, the light hits the giant rock in different ways creating shadows and brightness.
Tall Rock is at the bottom of the piece surrounded by pine trees and "golden" background. The yellow beads represent the changing colors of the highly located Aspens.
We visited the open house of Beyond Beadery and purchased "niblet" beads which are incorporated in the fringe.
Thank you, Cork!

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I love my beaded birdie! He's full of hot color beads. This creation is the result of a Round Robin "How Does Your Garden Grow" themed beadathon.

Mini Miranda (Carmen, that is)

The dress form on the left was rescued from a parking lot. I later was to find out that the rubber dress belongs to a doll called Polly Pocket.
Never one to throw something away, I was later given a glass head by Robbie
and Mini Miranda was born. Miranda dress is done in peyote stitch. Her sassy block stand features Art Gllitter.

Bottles of Hope

This bottle was beaded for a breast cancer benefit called Bottles of Hope. The bottle was beaded with net stitch and pink crystals hang from it. These bottles are given to patients and they may remove the top and place an encouraging message inside if they wish.

For additional information, visit: www.bottlesofhope.com

Corset binding

A large "corset type" binding. The left photo shows rings which prevent the yarn from slipping through. The right photo shows the outside of the book.
The Tyvek binding has been enhanced with Shiva stix.