Friday, September 27, 2013
You can download a PDF of this lovely little treasure just in time for the holidays......
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
hours perusing her blog......
1. Cabbing on Monday night,
2. Chainmaille with Genny Smith on Tuesday night. She has a few classes that I have not taken and will
3. Lampworking. While at the Sunday General Membership meeting I met the Lampwork instructor and
the class is scheduled for Saturday mornings.....
I have always wanted to take Lampworking for beads.....shades of Jessica Boggs.......Deborah Apodaca has all the tools and glasses and offered that I could use them while I determined if this is something I would like to do. If I really love it, then I can buy my own.
Hummmm, that remains to be seen. My work is my inspiration, my peacefulness. I am just adding a few
benefits to add to my creations.
Tomorrow night, Genny Smith, Deborah Apodaca and I will be visiting the Gem and Mineral Society of Palm Beach County to check it out and they do have the rock saw that Deborah needs to cut the Rhodocrosite. So it is worth the visit.
Thank you all so much!!!! My hearts are absolutely stunning!! I love what each of you beaded on them. They will go to my arts club tomorrow I know that the others will love them, too. ;-)) Yvonne.
Now I cannot wait..... my Butterfly should be home soon.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
and was fortunate enough to be selected with Tanya.
The Blog is Saturday, the 11th of January 2014 and my lovely little kit arrived today full of Czech Glass,
seed beads ( for a Bead Embroiderer that is luck ) and just lovely little treasures.
This blog hop is supposed to be challenging by creating jewelry that has a " Forest Theme ". To follow along
with the progress, please visit " http://gratefulbeader.blogspot.com".
I've added the badge to the blog and already started drafting...........
First of Course " My Favorite Things". This piece is Ruths Angel which has one more stop before she goes home.
Second is " We are all Different ": This is Arydell's cat to be in bright colors...... which is exactly what I did.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Now while working in Bead Embroidery, my first love, I can truly say......I made the entire piece to include
the cabachon's. I even made my first 10 mm pear shaped cab.......I cannot wait to begin again. For my Heidi Kummili challenge, I will use that love Black Cocker Spaniel Head from the lovely Laura Mears and use three Snowflake Obsidian Cabachons to finish the piece. " I can see it in my mind's eye. "
|Deborah and Genny|
Sunday, September 8, 2013
|Rare Picture jasper with Blue|
|Don't you just love that hematite.....looks like bubbles|
California and living in Port St. Lucie recently passed and his son and daughter in law were wonderful about
telling the Club of an upcoming Estate Sale with tons of rock, tools and books. Needless to say Deborah had just had major surgery but she was up for going on Saturday and Sunday and Monday. Goodness, did Deborah, Genny and I strike it at this sale and Deborah ended up buying the cabbing machines, Dop pots,
and just all kinds of wonderful tools to set up her own shop when she has mended fully. Needless to say,
the treasures are unbelievable and they let Deborah and her daughter come back on Monday to pick up all
the unclaimed rock to share with friends. Boy did I luck out with some vintage Bead and Button magazines to boot.
" Can it get any better than this? "
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Of course, the pattern is worse than Lay's Potato Chips. You can't make just one.... and I have two more
on the board...
Then Jennifer posted a Pinterest piece that she loved and of course, I had to make it just for her....
My love of Vintaj Brass made this project a charm to make, " No Pun Intended "....
So, speaking of Pinterest. At first when all the ladies were raving about Pinterest, I was just saying
" Yeah! Yeah! " and not paying attention, I was so wrong.
It has become my visual encyclopedia and stimulates the senses whenever I have one of those, " I don't know what to do ". I believe I am so set in my ways at times I do not realize the value of Blogging or Pinterest, but I am now a believer. Posts of the Bead Embroiderer's that I admire have their photographs available for Pinterest and it has become a virtual storage of delightful patterns, techniques and true inspiration. And the colors.....yes, those are on Pinterest as well.
I should design a lovely " Ode to Pinterest "......
I completed my section of the Dian " ELess " Giraffes for the " My Favoite Things " Group. Are they not
just adorable. She had requested Primary colors in the tradition of the " Primary Cows in Chicago ".
Then I had to complete my lovely " Tiny Treasure Doll " for our Beaded Art Doll Group. These are wonderful theme dolls that fit into Altoid tins that are decorated to match the Doll. My exchange friend was Sherry Groves.
This project was actually a very fun project.
Also, mine to you was ready to mail Saturday....I stopped in VA on way home from the beach, showed it to my friend Lori - and the tin had RUSTED?!!!!
So I'm rushing to get another tin done....I am sorry for the delay! I DO have pics of your treasure and hope you'll thoroughly enjoy it. It should go out in tomorrow's. mail.....though this new tin is giving me problems, for a different reason!! UGH!
I have two more dolls I am completing the next two weeks and photo's will upload. I have been thinking about how much the Beaded Art Dolls have taken my Bead Embroidery to new levels. My stitch process has expanded to stitches I would have never used.