|a part of a necklace|
|the bead soup I got|
|don't worry, I sent lots more beads to Rose|
There has been the challenge of the beads and the fustration with the pictures. Add in a trip to New York City for the Bead Show and the passing of our coldest of winters into a flower drenched spring. I've learned a lot, with an epic web journey into lamp working and an exploration of polymer clay, both of which I knew nothing about before this blog hop.
I was so excited about this blog hop. Excited to get my beads. Enjoyed reading and looking, especially enjoyed the great bead mystery photos. Most of all I've been beading. I've done some lovely geometric beadwork inspired by Kate McKinnon and Diane Fitzgerald. One of the pieces shown here tonight used Diane Fitzgeralds' oval links, a single layer with a stabilizing row of peyote to stiffen them. I used the clasp I got from Rose Thorn on this and it definitely the best thing I made. I made three other pieces, one was a brick stitch chain with a triangular two sided bezel, which I designed myself, only to find Diane FitzGerald giving instructions for the identical bezel. This bezel holds the jasper Rose sent me. I did a spiral rope, also in purple, to use the purple beads from my soup. Last, I made a necklace, called Bronze Evening from a pattern on Beadsmagic.com. That necklace I made with the brown beads I got, bugles and the
So a little experimentation, a lot of work.The panther is our family totem and greets people as they
|oval links with butterfly clasp|
S,o a little experimentation, a lot of work.The panther is our family totem and greets people as they enter my home.