Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Delica Heaven

Delicas, originally uploaded by ambrosianbeads.

Here is a shot of the box of Delicas I have been sharing my home with for the past few months. Little by little, they are finding new homes and becoming transformed into wonderful beaded creations. Email beadweaving[at]gmail.com if are interested in any of these. They are available at half off the retail price.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Silver & Grey Freeform Peyote Bracelet

Update: Sold the bracelet this week at Potomac Craftsmen Gallery

This bracelet got started about 3 months ago while working at Potomac Craftsmen Gallery but my heart wasn't quite into it then. I picked it up over the weekend to try and finish in time for the next gallery jury day. I thought I could finish it during the day on Sunday, but I kept on adding more and more beads to even out the sides. It finally took on a pleasing overall shape, but by then it was 10:30 pm at night. So much for the other beading designs I planned to finish by midnight.

(added on Tuesday) I forgot to mention that I discovered a helpful hint for people who are too intimidated to do freeform: do it in a hurry !! That way you are forced to live with the stitches that you've already done, and it cuts down on the indecisiveness that usually occurs if you're not comfortable with freeform. Sure helped me with finishing this piece in time. HTH anyone putting off trying it :o)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Lovely Beads-Zoya Gutina

My colleague and friend at Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, Zoya Gutina, has graciously included my "Starflower Earring Tutorial" in her latest newsletter this month. Her beadwork is spectacular, and she is a regular beading competition winner. I invite you to check out her website, My Lovely Beads.