incredible chainmaille patterns reviewed and learned. A new Beaded Art Doll Round Robin about to kick off, Blog Hops and kits. Whew! What a ride and we still have a week and a half to go.
I completed " Indian Sunset", a Bead Embroidery necklace piece showcasing my first Cabachon ( Indian Paint Stone from Australia ) that I cut and cabbed. I used the wonderful Chenille stitch that our favorite Patrick Duggan has made popular.
My love of Southwest colors really predominated on this piece and the Chenille stitch was a delight to learn
thanks to the You Tube video by Sara Spoltore ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THC-WxPle4w). Sara has quite a few great You Tube techniques for you to enjoy.
I recently met up with a student " Dorothy Kamm " who had forgotten how to do Bead Embroidery, so we
had a few delightful Sunday afternoons re-learning the theory. She did quite well and we even endeavored into bezeling again.
|Dorothy Kamm " with her persmission"|
Our current " Chain Maille" class being held at the St. Lucie Rock & Gem has us working in a more advanced format. I just completed one of my more favored pieces in Copper called " 12 in 2 ". I would enjoy making several of these.
This week we will be playing with " Dragons".......Dragonscale that is. I've got copper rings for this new technique as well. I just completed Romanov in earrings and will be prepping the bracelet. Vertebrae in silver parawire, a very intereresting weave and photo's of these will post this week along with photo's of the newest cabachons completed over the past two weeks to include Azurite-Malachite and a beautiful Moss Agate ( 30" x 48" ) that I just cannot allow myself to put backing on this. So this challenge will be to Bead Embroider a Cabachon while leaving the backing open to view the Moss Agate. I want to have a LED Flashlight behind this agate when I photograph it.
Bead On........................and breathe!
Whew! You wouldn't think I work a full time job as well.....