Wednesday, April 30, 2008

These are from tonight's class on Beaded Rivoli Clasps. They are beautiful "works in progress". Starting at the right, going counter-clockwise, are Rene's, BJ's, Mary Teres, and mine. We all selected the same color of Swarovski Rivoli but they all looked very different because of the seed bead combinations. Please click on the picture to see a clearer and more detailed view of the stunning work. Way to go!!

Spring Crocus!

Beautiful purple and yellow...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mona Lisa Monday...

This is a beaded Mona Lisa Cabochon Pin that I made in circular peyote stitch and then added some crazy fringe. It was beaded with Miyuki 8/0, 11/0 and bugle beads...(Cris is now the owner of Miss Mona.)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

What a week I had last week...but then again no one said that this substitute teaching "gig" in public schools would be easy. Here's hoping for a better one this coming week.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday classes...

Today there were three classes taking place at Bead Haven! Cris had an all day PMC class in one classroom where the students made fantastic pendants. I had two weaving classes in the other classroom. The top photo features Betty's and Mary's wire-woven Split Cuffs...awesome work gals! The lower photo is of flat Herringbone weave made with size 11 triangle seed beads. The beautiful "beginnings" were made by Kathy, Becky and Linda. Great combinations gals! To see the stunning details, please click on each picture to enlarge the photos!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Luka, Luka, Luka...
It's Thursday night you know...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hurray, Spring Hyacinth!!
Some say they're blue, and some say they're purple, but however you say it - they are fantastic!
Hope you are enjoying whatever is starting to bloom in your part of the country!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for".
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunday, April 20, 2008

This is a new bracelet I made showing the wrapped-bead technique. It was created using Sterling Silver 20 gauge wire, Bali Silver, Czech Glass and Miyuki seed beads. Please click on the picture to see a better and clearer image. (Sorry for the dark photo-I don't know what I am doing wrong lately with my camera!)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I made this bracelet I call "Prickly Pear" today. It was created using two-wire stringing technique. The lovely lampwork beads were made by Melissa Rediger of "Sea of Glass". Click on the photo for a brighter, more detailed picture of the bracelet...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Here is Cindi's picture of the bracelet beginnings from tonight's class. Aren't they fascinating? They are all made with antique buttons. Great work gals....what beautiful work done with this two-needle technique! Way to go!!

Luka: Thursday 9pm
See you...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, but what would be the point?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The embroidered scissor case is almost finished...

...maybe tomorrow if I get some time.

Click on the photo to see the butterfly in the Texas Bluebonnets.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Oh, it's been a long...

been a long...

been a long...

been a long day!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I am working today on a new class to introduce people to basic bead embroidery. This is the beginning of a beaded scissor case to house our precious scissors. It will have a bit more bead embroidery and a beaded edging. What do you think?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Luka...will you be there?

9 pm tonight...ER: NBC

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Yes, Luka...I've set my watch for nine o'clock tomorrow night! You know I'll be there...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I had one of those days where nothing seemed to go together. Ever have one of those? I'm goin' to bed...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

We're in the 60's today...
...temperature that is.
(And, Luka will be here soon!)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Here are three simple knotted multi-strand bracelets that I finished yesterday. They are made with "Vegetable Ivory" buttons and various glass beads. I used the "Tri-cord Knotter" on all three bracelets. Don't we love that handy little tool! Click the above photo if you'd like to see a huge photo of the buttons and beads.
(Oh, and only 5 more days till Luka...)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Here is David Archuleta's performance from Tuesday April 1. It is a Dolly Parton song called "Smokey Mountain Memories". Results tonight on American Idol...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Here is a new Square Stitch bracelet I call "My Coat of Many Colors." Remember the song by Dolly Parton? She's on American Idol tonight. Have you ever been to Dollywood? It's a great place to visit and beautiful country!

Back to the bracelet-I'll teach it this month at Bead Haven. It's a fun and easy off-loom beadweaving project. Click the pic for detail...