Friday, October 26, 2007

Time to get out and vote!

The Etsy Beadweavers are at it again. This month's theme is "A Study in Monochrome". All the entries are in and it is time to vote!

Here is the link:

I sure hope you can take a few minutes to stop by and vote for your favorite piece. Hopefully mine! - #2..... hint, hint.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Etsy Beadweavers October Challenge Entry

October's challenge theme is monochromatic. It was not hard to pick a color when I went to my bead stash. Purple of course! When I first started beading, purple was so hard to find that I still snap up any that I see.

Deciding what to do with all those purple beads was another story. I considered a lariat but with all my other projects it seemed to overwhelming. I usually have pretty good luck with freeform, so I settled into creating a freeform Peyote bracelet.

Three days later after a lot of tugging and taking out mistakes, I finally finished it. I am pleased with how it turned out. I think it is a piece that stands half a chance of getting a few votes against all the beautiful pieces created by the members of Esty Beadweavers Street Team. I've posted my entry. Now all I have to do is wait for the vote!

More pictures and a better description can be found here:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Some Great Beadwork

Lacking time to actually bring you up to date on what I've been up to, I will direct you to a great blog where you can see the work of some of my fellow Etsy Beadweavers.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Etsy Beadweavers Link

I am off to the craft market today so there's no time for blogging. I just wanted to add this link for your enjoyment.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Let's Begin Beading!

Hello All,

This picture is just one of the new series of cameo jewelry pieces I am working on. As usual, I went overboard ordering the beautiful cameos that are now available. There were just too many to pick from!

I love to bead, bead, bead.... oh, and did I say bead? From time to time I manage to get in some wire wrapped pieces too. I started beading when I was about 3 and I got a board with little dents and hundreds of beads to put in them to make designs. (That was before all the rules and regs for small toy pieces when toys were actually fun) Many lonely hours were spent with those beads. I put them away as I grew and didn't get them out again until about 4 years ago.
I've been beading ever since. Occasionally I stop to run a dust cloth over some furniture, or make dinner, but housework is low on the list. My days are better spent making pretty little trinkets to wear. I will be adding more photos as time allows!