I must tell you! It has been non-stop between beading, chain mailling and preparing for vacation by heading home to North Carolina and spending time with family. Not that I am not beading mind you. Actually I finally completed Heather Collins " Hindia " with earrings and now just have to locate the chain and wire guards to complete the entire piece. It's only been a year and a half on the bottom of the tray completion.
Decompress.....today I am in a Big Floppy T-Shirt and pajama bottoms. My Goddess " Brianna Grace "
is enjoying spending so much time with her Mom and her two cousins, Farley and Maggie.
feeling the shoulders relax....
I'll try to catch everyone up with finished projects, projects on the board and future projects. Like I said, Hindia is almost complete. I love the colorway on this and would like to try and extended necklace with this pattern. The components are well documented on Heathers pattern but boy does it take careful planning and threadpath on joining the components.
And the lovely Carolyn Bown actually joined us from Orlando for this get together. I then visited Genny and
Carolyn on Saturday and Genny spent hours with Carolyn and I teaching us how to order our own rings from her patterns or other patterns from " The Ring Lord", C&T and others instead of worrying about cutting our own rings. I am so looking forward to the new Chainmaille classes starting in the Fall with the St. Lucie Rock and Gem.
Marlene Cupo Blog is located at http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
and our exchange was blogged: http://www.catherines-musings.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-tiny-reveal-from-holiday-bling-blog.html. I'll have to send Marlene a Facebook message for this one.
Of course the Beaded Art Doll Round Robins have been going strong. The latest group is the Flower Child Round Robin and I finally get a chance to bead with Beverly Moon from our Mid South Bead Retreat Group. I was the first to bead on her doll " Iris ":
A few other new pieces that were completed:
A lovely little piece for Jennifer, my daughter in law to be....
I finally had the opportunity to work with the O Beads ( Copper ) and I had fun with this piece. Simple but not so.
I am finishing up her earrings now and then will mail them for her Birthday. I just love the Luna Soft effect.
Finished another "Treasured Trellis " pattern by Jaycee Carlos in Turquoise and Silver and I have another one laid out.
Hummm! Let see!
Lots of new earrings, lots of fun new " My Own " patterns in twin and SuperDuo's. Fun Stuff!
But I have concluded I need to take a class on Digital Photography to take the photo's to the next level and
I need to actually sit and compile a real " Portfolio " to carry with me. When I try to explain " Bead Embroidery " to anyone who is not familiar with it and mention my Divine Muses of Sherry Serafini, Heidi Kummili and others I get " Oh Beaded Bracelets? ". Yep, Portfolio!
Off to the rock and I'll keep you updated during the decompression.