Monday, July 16, 2007

Seed beads

I had the urge to try something different so I got out my seed beads again. I used to do a lot of bead weaving and now I remember why I stopped in the first place. This took forever to finish and even though it is very comfortable to wear, I don't think I will make these for resale. Although I might be persuaded if the right price was involved. This is Ndebele stitch that took at least 18 hours to complete with one of my focal bead pendants that just happens to match the color of the beads perfectly.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Water challenge

Our bead group gets together once a month and this month we had a challenge. Make something water related and bring it to share. I have not tried to make a fish since my first month of lampworking over 3 years ago. They were fun to make and each one has a little different look. I think I will put them all together in a sculpture of some sort. Any ideas?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Want to see a lot of beads?

We have an art niche in our home that needed something tall. This vase is 24" and I have started filling it with my reject beads. It is amazing to see how many there are all in one place and I have a long way to go before it is full. I wonder if anyone else has one of these in their hallway?

Sunday, July 08, 2007


We were visiting my parent's yesterday and these beautiful creatures were in their backyard. They have deer walk through their yard all the time but I am usually not there with my camera to capture them. Isn't the little one cute?


We have had so much rain this summer that the sun was becoming scarce. I was finally able to take a photo in the bright light so here are my newest beads. Sorry about the cat hair. My neighbor's cat is always trying to help me take photos.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


New stuff! I think I am finally breaking out of my slump. I heard something yesterday that another artist said that seemed to help. "Just get yourself in the chair and get to work". I don't know why that spoke to me but I guess I was feeling guilty for not creating anything and the only way to work through it is just to get out there and start somewhere.
Here are 2 large focals that I was pleased with. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Kitty Sitting

This is Zelda and she is around 12 years old. She is very dainty and curious. We are keeping her until her until her owner has a place of his own. She has the prettiest green eyes, don't you think?