Friday, April 19, 2013

Variations of a Theme

My first of three collaborative pieces.  The blown glass bead is from Alana Reifel's Unique Beads.  I had admired this beautiful bead for some time and thought it would be interesting as a bead embroidered piece.  Here are the two variations I came up with using different types of sequins and spikes in the designs.

At Home, Sing Your Song

This is a collaborative piece.  The focal piece is made by artist Diane Hawkey.  I beaded around the focal bead and turned it into a house structure.  Several small additions were added for interest.

The Aquarium

This is a collaborative piece of work.  The lampwork glass pendant by artist Terry Henry which reminded me of an aquarium.  It is encased in peyote stitch with a touch of purple Keishi pearls.  The bail is done in brick stitch.

Windsor Pendant

From The Crown Jewels Collection, Windsor Pendant by Leslee Frummin.  Why not make several in different colors?!

Earring mania

 A few new earrings to add to my collection.  I especially like the ones on the top far left which are druzy.  The top and bottom right side is a pattern from Leslee Frummin from The Crown Jewels collection called Wales earrings.  The style on the bottom left is a twin bead pattern from Preciosa.