Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I was gifted the Moonstone and wanted to keep in tune with the color of the stone. I opted for a monochromatic theme. Metal chips encircle the stone. The 6 stone-like beads are vintage nail heads. The design seemed to call for a circular design, hence the ripples.
This was a prefabricated bird house from Joann's Etc. A few of us got together to make our own spooky house. The photo on the right is the front of the house complete with giant fly on the roof. Found empty bullet shells surround the perimeter of the house. The photo on the left shows one side of the house with an embellished matchbook of Frida Kahlo and a flying bat. Fun to act like a kid!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I tried a different look this month. I bought the supplies at the Bead Renaissance show in Denver, CO during our bead retreat. The necklace pattern is by Nora Farnsworth, Sonoran Beads. It features, wire lace embellished with crystals and charlottes. The lace is then inserted on the silk tube.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This is a portion of Laura McCabe's Eiffel Tower bracelet. The towers actually go entirely around the wrist.
As I made the components and sat them on my wrist, it overwhelmed my arm. I instead choose to use one component and used a peyote stitch off
the sides to create a new look. I finished off the look with a bit more bling. The bracelet snaps close.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Oh, I love this bracelet design. The original pattern had little written instructions so the start was a challenge. Once I got the pattern written, it was smooth sailing. I used vintage Swarovski rivolis and pearls. I like the pattern so much that I am making another using amber rivolis.
Credit www.lestresorsdildes.com for the pattern.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
After viewing Sherry Serafini's newest publication, I became inspired to create a bead embroidered bracelet. This one highlights a raku face button. I shaved the button shank off and built up the bezel. I've incorporated sequins, Czech donuts, wire, pearl rondelles, and vintage nail heads.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Here is a fun and cheerful bracelet done very slowly in square stitch. I made a template on graph paper first so that I could visualize my pattern. Once I was in the groove of beading, I continued until completion. I even found square buttons to use as closures.
Doesn't it remind you of the crazy quilts?
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I am a part of a round robin focused on beading an animal shape. This cat is the first shape I received and I decided to bead the head complete with bangs, make a bling necklace and create a tail. The cat has be sent to another beader to continue the process.