Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sparkling Blossom

This is a Round Robin doll.  6 beaders (including myself) worked on this doll which had a "Flower Child" theme.  I identified with the theme having grown up in the Flower Child era.  I beaded her bell bottoms.  Isn't she groovy??

Slinky SuperDuo rope with bubbly center

Ok, I've jumped on the odd shaped bead bandwagon after resisting for a bit.  Superduos, 2 hole lentils and seed beads are used in this pattern by Eileen Barker.  Contact for a kit.  I like the strong magnet and safety chain!  I lost a bangle because it didn't have a chain.

Raku donut pendant

The raku donut was made by local artist, Mak.  I used the center to present some crystals and chain with glass leaves.  The bail is done in brick stitch.

Lady Mary Bracelet on drugs

The same bracelet as below only larger.  The center row has different accent beads.  Thank you Kathi!

Lady Mary bracelet

This pattern was created by Kathy Hofferth.  I learned the method at a bead retreat.  Pretty!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shibori Shimmer

I jumped on the Shibori bandwagon and created this bracelet using a fused glass focal piece from a friend.  Pearls, O beads, crystals, flower sequins, seed beads and shiny metallic threads were added.

Untitled bracelet

Focal lampwork bead from Alana.  I simply added metal sequins and crystals oval to a leather-like base.  The focal speaks for itself.

Easy breezy bracelets

These bracelets use braiding and ribbon fibers to incorporate an easy bead embroidery.

Lamplight Necklace

A commissioned piece.  Lampwork bead from Alana.  Crystal beaded beads mimic the focal bead and are connected with an Ndebele rope.


I brought the Many Faces of Buddha head back from SE Asia.  The head begged for a mixed media project.  An recycled M&M dispenser was used for the body.  Vintage jewelry, a small buddha and "arms" were attached to the body.  It was finished off with Joss paper.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Brown Lariat

A pattern by Jill Wiseman using netting stitch and loads of embellishment.

Mista Marbeauz

Mista Marbeauz makes me smile.  He is a bead embroidered clown.   The lampwork face is made by AZ artist, Laurie Greenberg.  I beaded the sweater with Ndebele stitch, the pants in square stitch and the sox in peyote stitch.  


Caged uses a raku cabochon made by Raku Studios.  Love your work, Mak!  The focal piece has a nice metal appeal to it so I used that theme with my added seed beads, metal and chain.

VooDoo Warrior

VooDoo Warrior, a mixed media project with Cindy Kovack.  We began with a artist armature, painted and embellished.