Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Green envy

This is my bead embroidered surprise for my friend, Tine. She loves green and I used a green porcelain cab as the focal and worked from there. The top starburst shape is done in Ndebele stitch.


Never having bezeled a triangular rivoi, this project was a good challenge. The pattern is done by Ann Benson and features 2 round rivolis and a triangular one. The rivolis are combined with pearls. The bracelet is netted.

Fused glass

I made this for a girlfriend who likes simple jewelry. A silver bail shows off a piece of my fused glass. The pendant hangs from a spiral rope.
She was surprised and loves her present!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Ripple Effect

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.

Dragon Burst

I had a leftover bezeled rivoli that was screaming to be put to use. An Ndebele base serves well for the multiple daggers. Leaves separate the daggers from the rivoli.

Sunshine bracelet

A Water Lily rivoli is encased with an Ndebele bezel. I beaded two small strips of peyote and brought them together with 4mm Water Lily crystals.

Haunted House

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!

Haunted House journal

This fun haunted house journal has a precut chipboard house for the front and back cover. The house is then covered with scary paper and bound with a coptic stitch. Each black signature features a piece of Halloween decorative paper.