Sunday, April 27, 2008
Now, many years later, my quest for pretty rocks continues. Just yesterday, I visited a beach on Long Island and found myself in Rock Heaven. After only a couple of hours of hunting, I came away with a gallon-sized ziploc bag filled with beautiful rocks. Anyone else would be satisfied with this haul, but I'd happily go back to that same beach to continue the search.
That picture doesn't do justice to the beauty of these rocks. There are some of the brightest white quartz stones in here, and they're perfectly shaped by having been tossed in the sand for years on end. There are also a few pieces of beach glass in there, but it's mostly rocks. How could I possibly leave those beautiful rocks just lying there in the sand?!?!
So today, having sat and stared at this bag filled with beauty, I decided to try my hand at beading around one of the prettier white ones. This is my first attempt at this type of beading, and I'm pretty happy with the result. After I finished beading around the stone, I used some of the same beads to create the netted necklace. These are going to keep me busy for a looooooooooooooong time!
Friday, April 25, 2008
It's not my first pattern by any means, but I really love the way this zebra pattern turned out. Not content with just black and white (you know, that's been done!), I decided that my zebra would have some wild colors. I fully intended to list this in my Etsy shop, but a close friend of mine saw it and wanted to purchase it. I just couldn't let her buy it, but I did give it to her as a gift. She loves it, and it went perfectly with the outfit she chose to wear with it!
There will be more... I have all sorts of ideas for animal patterns, and I can't wait to get started. But first, I have to place a big bead order. :-)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Okay, so I've really only used one strand of the beads so far, those beautiful twisted ones in the neutral tones. I really love the way these look in the Oglala-style bracelet I just listed:
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I took lots and lots and lots of photos...
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008
It's really hard to tell just how gorgeous those are when you're only seeing them in that mosaic, so go visit the EBW blog so you can get a better look.
And while you're visiting blogs, check out Carol Dean's blog (after you've voted in the challenge, of course). She's doing another drawing! :-)
Friday, April 04, 2008
I was digging through a closet, finding things to be packed away, donated to charity, reorganized, etc., and I came across a big pile of jigsaw puzzles. I've loved doing puzzles for as long as I can remember, and I have LOTS of them. Cartoons, fantasy art, photomosaics, the world's most difficult (where there's no pattern at all, and all the pieces are the same color)... it just doesn't matter. They're fun!!!
With thoughts of jigsaw puzzles in my head, I hopped on the computer and created the pattern for this cuff. As soon as I had this one made, I thought of a few variations on the theme. Expect to see more in the near future!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
I had uploaded a picture of my Champagne Fire beadwoven cuff to the Bead and Button website (you can do that if you're a subscriber to the magazine), and they chose my picture for the newsletter! Woo hoo!!! :-)
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