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Stitches – Peyote

Stitches – Peyote. Neither the serious nor hallucinogenic kind. The needle & thread with fabric & beads kind. Though some of my beady friend are actually very serious about their fabric & beads I try to be lighter and to divert my perfectionist...

Now I’m into “danglies”

So I’m back on the talking about earrings kick. I’ve amazed myself with the earring bug that got into me – both making and wearing them. When I was younger I would never wear anything but clips or posts. The idea of something ‘dangling’...

Beaded Beads

Remember me talking about liking tiny beads and making beads from beads? No, I’m sure you don’t, hence this post. I love tiny beads, the tinier the better. The jewelry artist friends who know my work mostly think I’m nuts. This 1st one below (tube)...

Small Beady Things

Below is a small selection of cards with “small beady things” – these are how I started beading. This was my time of saying, “I don’t make jewelry.” Mind – not that a can’t make, or won’t make, or will never make...

Spirals

So following on from last week…Those of you who know me know how much I love spirals. Nature is bursting with spirals. Well, beaded jewelry also comes with many spirals, Russian, Peyote, Simple, Chenille, Ndebele, to name just a few. The amazing thing for me...

Free Form Vase

This vase was a follow up to the bead challenge of the Hibiscus. That is peyote stitch, very exact, rigid pattern, in that specific instance, in order to make a picture. I like that, I’m both right & left brained so I’m a creative who likes order!...