Friday, August 27, 2010

Another embroidered brooch evolves... I love the glass composition of this particular button. It possesses several different shades of blue in the glass itself. (Click on the photo to get a better look at all the shades!) I have used a vintage metal zipper and silver 11/0 seed beads to frame this unique button.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Here are some bead embroidered brooches I recently finished. They will be for sale at the Brucemore Art and Garden show this Saturday, August 28, 9-4pm. I will be in the same location as last year: Courtyard, Zone #6.
On my beading mat this afternoon...

Two more brooches born...

This first button brooch features a "reproduction" of a Czech Republic Dragonfly button. The color of this glass button is a beautiful iridescent and the photo just doesn't capture the radiance of the button! I also used a vintage zipper, and size 11/0 glass seed beads in the composition-perfect for the Brucemore Garden show this Saturday-don't you think? In the second brooch, I showcased an antique, sculptured metal button. I used glass beads to bezel the button and incorporated beaded fringe to flow out of the button holes...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I just finished this embroidered brooch. I have been waiting for just the right project to use this particular color of glass seed bead called "Burgundy Rust." It is framing one of my mother's beautiful antique metal buttons. (Click on the photo to get a closer look.) A vintage metal zipper also encircles this stunning filigree button. I think Mother would be very pleased...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This is an embroidered brooch that I recently finished. It is small in size-approx 1"x 1 1/2".

Monday, August 23, 2010

Brucemore Bound...

I just finished this brooch. It is one of my favorite experiments. Click the picture to enlarge. Featured is part of a vintage shoe clip, vintage zippers, and 15/0 & 11/0 Miyuki beads. It was labor-intensive but I think worth it. I like the interplay of the different elements. It is one of the pieces that will be at the Brucemore Art & Garden Show this Saturday August 28, 9-4pm. I'll be at the same location as last year: Courtyard, Zone #6.
...AND, the weather should be great!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tonight is the "Web of Silver" class at Bead Haven. This is a fun netting stitch beading technique. Here are some wonderful samples from last week's class. The blue one is Pauline's...I hear she's made two more since last weeks class! The silver one belongs to BJ...of course, she has finished hers and I'm sure is busy making more for friends/relatives! The bronze one belongs to Natasha...and I bet she has made more, and probably out of even smaller beads? Beautiful work, ladies!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just born...

...another bead embroidered zipper brooch.
My brooch features 8/0 and 11/0 Miyuki beads along with vintage zippers and sequins.
Wear it vertical or horizontal... what do you think?
New work...The first brooch has an antique button, vintage zippers & sequins on a bead felted canvas. My second brooch features an asymmetrical face cabochon that I made of paper. After I dried, painted, and sealed the face-I beaded around it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Russian Spiral...

Here's a new Russian Spiral I finished using many different colored Czech faceted beads. You could wear this with anything. Click the photo to zoom in...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

To the gals that were in my bangle "Web of Silver" class this morning: I'm sorry my camera didn't all did such fantastic work! Even though I took a photo with another camera-unfortunately it did not work with my computer hardware at home. I will try to see if I can get compatable cable next week when I see Mary(whose camera I did use), and hopefully post the photos then. Thanks for such a wonderful class-I treasure the time I spend sharing with you all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New work today...vintage buttons, vintage zippers and vintage Czech opal .

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Adorable Wilson...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Don't you wish you were in Sturgis SD, or perhaps Deadwood SD this week?

Thursday, August 5, 2010