Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Few Curious Components....

On my studio table--a peek at some components just made. The first photo is actually an antique metal buckle that I wrapped and made into a pendent. It measures a beautiful 1 1/2 inch in diameter. You can get a closer look by clicking on the photos. Below is an antique key that I beaded around in tubular peyote stitch.
The last photo features a hammered copper toggle that I made. The pendent, on the right, is made with one of my favorite metal face beads. It has assorted goodies that move and dangle from the bottom. I would love your feedback as far as what you think "trunk show" shoppers might like, or find useful to their jewelry creations! Thanks...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tonight's class was the "Chevron Ladder" bracelet. It was great to once again share time with this wonderful group of women, who also took the "Russian Spiral" together. Starting at the top of the picture: Paula's, Mary Jo's, Mary's and Sue's bracelets...beautiful work, ladies!
On my work surface---busy making jewelry two will be alike!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The following are pictures from the Saturday classes! The first photo is from the "Caterpillar Bracelet" class. The brown bracelet is Pam's stunning bracelet and the beautiful blue bracelet is Vonnie's! This mother-daughter team did such a great job--I was really impressed. Way to go, ladies! Make sure you click on the pictures to zoom-in on their work!The second picture is from the "Catch a Star" class. Paulines's olivine crystal star is just stunning and the bottom star (I believe it was indocolite crystal?) is Sheree's beautiful star! (I didn't complete my midnight blue/Burgundy star.) These two ladies were so motivated...I don't believe they got up from their seats for 2 1/2 hours! They always do such impeccable work...

Friday, February 19, 2010 make me smile!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My wonderful son sent these gorgeous flowers to me for Valentine's Day. I took the picture this evening and they are still in their prime after 5 days. I just love them-and as you can see, some of them are not open yet! They make my whole condominium smell so fresh, so "Spring". Love you, Matt!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Just finished....

On my beading mat tonight is a brooch I just finished. I made the face out of paper that is placed in a mold and then dried for 2-3 weeks. I then painted the face with several different colors and then sprayed it with a sealer. I then beaded around the cabochon face. The brooch is backed with a pin back and Sensuede.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuscon Show...

Don't we wish we were all at the Tucson Bead Show? I added a couple of links today that feature some photos from the show, for us that stayed behind to enjoy the snow! The sites: Beads of Color and Mad Designs have been added to "Some of my Favorites", located on the right hand column of this page.