Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Russian Leaf Lariat closeup

I finished the Russian Leaf Necklace I started last week. The leaf pattern was fun and easy to make and I can see it leading to many more designs.

Featured on TalentDatabase Today !

A couple days ago, I took the plunge and registered at TalentDatabase ,a website showcasing the work of artists, artisans, musicians, etc. I found out about it from my beading friends on the Etsy Beadweavers street team. The beadweavers seem to have taken over the Crafts channel on certain days. There are alot of interesting and talented people on TalentDatabase. It's worth a look to check them out.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Time to Vote !

The Etsy Beadweavers are asking for your vote in the monthly beadweaving challenge. Photos of all the submissions are on the blog. Please add your voice to this important decision !

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Challenge Piece

This month's Etsy Beadweavers challenge theme is "A Study in Monochrome" and I had just recently finished an unusual necklace which I entitled, "World on a String" . I was trying out a tubular herringbone stitch with three different sizes of beads and ended up making the spiral portion. When I ran out of the large beads, I stopped the spiral and added a necklace cord. At the end of the necklace, I wanted something big and decided to cover a wooden ball to finish it out. It turned out to be one of those designs you can either love or hate. I'm on the fence, but I still think it's definitely "different" !

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Leaves are Falling

Here is a preview of a bracelet I'm working on for my next Featured Artist show at Artists' Undertaking Gallery in November. Jane Ernst and I have titled the show "A Change of Seasons" so I wanted to showcase my leaf pattern and build a whole bracelet around it. I haven't decided whether to bring the leaves all the way around the bracelet. I would like to, but I'm only able to do a couple of leaves per day.

Friday, October 5, 2007

New Beaded Bead Necklace

I'm almost finished with a custom order for a repeat customer. She picked these colors from my "Circles and Squares" necklace. I've been trying to get to this order all summer, and since I was on a beaded bead kick, I just went ahead got started with it.

October Beadweaving Challenge

The Etsy Beadweavers are at it again with their next monthly challenge entitled "A Study in Monochrome". Previous themes were "Show Your Colors" for September and "Hot August Nights" for, of course, August. Check out the Etsy Beadweavers blog to see some delightful beadwoven creations by our fabulously creative members.

November Featured Artist

In November, my newest beadwoven jewelry pieces will be exhibited along with digitally manipulated photographs by fellow artist, Jane Ernst in a show entitled "A Change of Season" at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan, Virginia.