A few beading friends got together today. We had planned to go to the Milwaukee bead show, but decided instead to use up some of the beads we already have!
First, I had to move my bouquet of Peonies off the beading table…
Then, I fixed up a fresh rhubarb cake with coffee, and off we go!
Later, we stopped for lunch of deli sandwiches, fruit and veggies. Once the edge was off our hunger, we went right back at it.
Today I completed a necklace that I have been working on.
This rope was woven with a variety if different sizes of Aged Picasso Czech seed beads and a brass chain.
Alice did some shopping at the beading table and we decided to swap the necklace for a beautiful shirt and dress!
I think we both got lucky today! (I love my purple dress!!!)
Here I am demonstrating my “technique” on making a beaded bezel. Some of the agates that I plan to use are pictured here. I will use the small one in a bracelet, and the two large ones in a pendant necklace with beaded rope.
More cake, and then a brief and rather disgruntled discussion about the American political fiasco that is the current presidential race, and it was time to call it a day.
(In our defense, my husband came home at noon and ate half the cake. REALLY!)
Happy beading everybody!
Now that Spring has finally arrived it is time to go on a Fairy Hunt!
Remember to look amongst the lily pads….
Also, look up into the trees…
There you may spot a raven
Deep in the woods….
You will find the fairies!
And perhaps a unicorn too!
A druid lass may scamper past
And she will be adorned with symbols of the earth:
For more information on the Pentagram symbol: Pentagram symbolism
check out the garden…. (look behind the roses)
See them there, the little pixies hiding amongst the flowers?
They await the queen of the fairies…
I hope you have had fun in Fairyland! Stop by any time!!
I love alliteration. Hope you do too! I also love to bead pendants by either using a brick stitch embellishment to a metal medallion, or, using Peyote weave around a cabochon.
Are you ready for some new stuff? Here are some new offerings of pendants, necklaces, and bracelets.
I have a lot of these golden trees, and I thought they could make nice pendants, be used as sun-catchers in a window, or even holiday tree ornaments!
Here is On I put on the tree this year…
I love to embellish brass, copper and pewter pendants as well.
Here are some pretty gemstones I wrapped:
And now, for a bigger project. I started weaving a simple super Duo rope and just kept on going! I wanted to create a really long rope, like those long ropes of pearls that flapper ladies wore in my Grandmother’s day. I remember her long pearl strands and I wanted to make a woven rope long enough to twirl, or at least wrap twice around my neck.
Here is the result: a 42 inch black and gold woven rope that is long enough to tie in a knot, or double up.
And some bracelets…
Time to get back to beading. I have some more pendants to make and I just had an idea for a new rope!!
Just finished this 21 inch beauty!
It includes Swarovski glass pearls, and resin flower dangles. Small Swarovski glass crystals and pearls dangle from chain draped along a large teardrop Swarovski crystal focal piece.
This Caribbean Blue necklace and bracelet set, created in a lovely shade of light turquoise features slanting slashes of long dagger beads in a combination of bead weaving and stringing. The end result is a stunning statement piece that is simultaneously bold and tranquil.
I got interrupted just as I was about to complete this and can’t seem to get back to it!