Sunday, December 31, 2006

Another Fibula Pin

This featured focal Lampwork bead is one of Lawrie's from Blue Butterfly Designs! I just got the bead yesterday and made it up into the pin this afternoon.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Fibula Pin - My Version

This is my attempt at hand crafting a Fibula Pin. The beads are dichroic glass and Sterling Silver rounds. The wire is 20 Gauge 1/2 Hard Sterling Silver. I think the wire should perhaps be stiffer, giving the pin more stability. Any suggestions? I will try something new tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Friday, December 29, 2006

Knot Tonight...

Knotting anyone? This 2 strand necklace was knotted with Brown C-LON Cord. (There are so many colors now available from C-LON!) One can really knot fast with the Tri-Cord Knotter and it is a welcome addition for any knotter. The necklace components are: Tiger Eye, Coral, Czech Glass, Mother-of-Pearl, and various shell. All findings are Sterling Silver.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sunny Day!

Taken out my patio-it's a bright sunny day here. People are really using the walking trail today! The squirrels are very active but they would not let me zoom-in to take a pic...they are just too fast of a critter! No deer out-but I saw 7 last night! Beautiful creatures...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Bad Hair Day!

It's a cloudy weather day. Also, a bad hair day!

Czech Glass Cabochon

This is a beautiful piece of Czech glass that I obtained at a Kansas City bead show "Bead Blast". I beaded around this stunning piece of glass with size 11 Japanese seed beads creating a bevel on the front and back of the cab. I get "lost in the reflections" of the cool greens & golds when I gaze into this glass... Click on the above picture to make it larger, and I think you'll know what I mean... Oh, the stitch I used around the glass is even-count tubular peyote.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

"Mad About Plaid"-bracelet in progress

This is a new bracelet I am working on. It incorporates ladder-stitch and square-stitch. The middle is twisted bugle and the seed beads are size 11.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Set-Your-Spirit Free Bracelet

This is a free-form peyote bracelet I designed with arches, bridges, and ruffles. I was fortunate enough to have it featured on the cover of the February/March 2006 issue of Beadwork Magazine.