Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Balancing Act

The blue rivoli was gifted to me by a friend. The bezel is done in netting. The bail is made to look like a toggle and clasp. The necklace is done in Ndebele twist stitch and triangles to add interest.

Squishy the fishy

This tropical butterfly fish is the result of a Round Robin beading session with 4 beaders contributing their skills to complete this gorgeous marine specimen. The fish are just as colorful in the wild.


A 14mm rivoli has been bezeled and partially netted with crystals. A Swarovski pearl and a drop hang delicately from the rivoli just to add a bit of attention. This is a gift for a visiting friend.

Beaded Bottle

I've always joked that if anything sat around too long, it would be beaded. An empty Ginseng bottle is no longer lonely in its glass vial. It has been beaded with 2-drop peyote with the colors of California.

Sewing over Cords

This blank journal shows sewing over cords. A nice way to display special cording. I love the colors used in this journal!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Let's face it

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.

Dragon Bangle

Animal, mineral or vegetable???? Try magatamas, the newly shaped bead that looks like a large scale. The beads must all face the same way in order to look symmetric.

Scarlett's Passion

A twisted Ndebele necklace with 3mm Firepolish beads, amethyst and beaded bead.

Crossed structure Binding

A nice book with a peek a boo crossed structure binding.


Super simple wire earrings wired with crystals. A quick fix for those wanting something new for their ears.