Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Beadweaving Classes

I'll be teaching three classes at Beads on Parade in Fredericksburg, VA in February. It's a wonderful little shop just north of Fredericksburg on Route 17 between I-95 and Route 1. They have a good selection of gemstone, glass and seed beads and findings in a cute bungalow. They offer a wide range of classes in beadwork and wirework. I'll be teaching two earring classes; my three designs using Czech beads and three designs using Delicas, also my Chevron Chain and Peyote bracelet pattern.

Monday, January 28, 2008

"Metropolis" Bracelet

"Metropolis" Bracelet, originally uploaded by ambrosianbeads.

Another recently finished bracelet. I used herringbone stitch again with Delicas. I call it "Metropolis" because the design reminds me of art deco patterns.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Limelight" Herringbone Cuff Bracelet

Here is the next cuff-style bracelet. I've created recently.I have collected quite a few different kinds of beads in the same lime green color and this herringbone design came to mind.

Friday, January 18, 2008

"Riverbed" Herringbone Bracelet

Green Herringbone Bracelet, originally uploaded by ambrosianbeads.

My latest experiment was a success, in my opinion. I tried herringbone stitch with "inclusions" as shown in the "Mastering Beadwork" book by Carol Huber Cypher (my Christmas present to myself) and named the bracelet "Riverbed" because it reminds me of a flowing stream over rocks.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The RED Challenge

The Etsy Beadweavers are seeing "red" with their latest beadweaving challenge and voting begins Monday, January 7th. This month's challenge focuses on the use of the color red in any and all forms of beadweaving. There are beautiful and striking articles of jewelry as well as sculptural and useful pieces. A warning though, you are going to have a very difficult time choosing a favorite !

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Triangle Twister Bracelet

Triangle Twister Bracelet, originally uploaded by ambrosianbeads.

Here's a new bracelet that I just finished. I had an idea in my head once I learned how to make these triangles ("Mastering Beadwork" by Carol Huber Cypher). There are other projects I'm "supposed" to be working on, but this one wouldn't let me stop.