Just a quick catch up as the beading is still Non-Stop, the drawings and designs are still going and I am looking forward to posting a few " How to's "...... but in the meantime please take a moment and
visit Patrick Duggan's blog post on " How many beads for a Rivoli "? The post is quite informative and does give great thought to the process. I know out of the many times I have taught to bezel a Rivoli or a Cabachon there has always been the count factor depending on the medium used. These actually turned out to be some of my best classes. Why you say? Because of the creativity of each artist on how they bezzeled a piece or completed a piece. I'll have to gather up the photographs of each creative beauty after the class was done.
Patricks Blog Site : http://patrickduggandesigns.blogspot.com/
You can also read his " How it came together - on his Battle of the Beadsmith 2015.
Now on to a current completion. I have always wanted a handmade Needle Book. It must be an obsession of bead artists to collect an unknown count of beading needles - sewing needles - Beaded Art Doll needles - just every type of needle imaginable. So I designed the following needle book using my persona in the SCA where I will be teaching Bead Embroidery in October. I was actually quite happy with the book and I finally got to use the Singer that I just acquired.
I have missed the " Blog Hop " competitions and I've just signed up for two new Blog Hops - Superstition and the Macabre Dance ". Yes - it is that time of the year soon. I'll post more as the particulars come to light.