Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wolf Moon Necklace

I love this pendant ! I created the necklace to set it off nicely, and it must have because I sold it the first time I had it at a show. It reminds me of the "wolf moon" we just had the other night, which is the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. 

"WIsom rests in the heart of him who has understanding."
Proverbs 14:33a

Bronze Beauty Bracelet

This bracelet was needlewoven with bronze colored seed beads and firepolished crystals in right angle weave. 
A pretty button serves as the clasp !
This bracelet is sold. 

"The path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter into the perfect day."
Proverbs 4 :18

Paul C Rhyne Art Competition 2009 Lincolnton, NC

These were my entires in the Paul C Rhyne Art Competition 2009. 
Better photos of them can be seen in the older posts of my blog. They are called Genesis and Victoria. 
Paul was a great man and patron of the Arts here in Lincolnton, NC. 
He was the grandfather of my son-in-law, Marcus, who is an excellent painter, himself. 
I hope my little grand-daughter Abbi Rhyne will have a love for the arts.

Tribal Diva Necklace

This was one of my favorite necklaces, because it was so exotic, I used African trade beads and a pointed pendant. I sold this at Christmas. I have more Trade beads and I think my next tribal creation will have lots of movement, and really be over the top. Stay tuned !

Paper Bead and Peyote Necklace

I had fun making paper beads a while back. It's pretty addictive, and the come out so cool.
Here's a tutorial page:

I strung my beads and created a peyote strand between them. I sold this necklace at Christmas, as the byuer wanted to layer it with my "Tribal Diva" Necklace ! They really looked great together.

Zig Zag Peyote Earrings

OK, so I have gone a little crazy with this technique ! These earrings are so much fun. The first pair is with 15 hex beads and they drape like buttah !


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Twinkle Teal

Twinkled Teal Pearl and Sparkle Earrings

These earrings feature a silver chain from which round, teal glass pearls and teal fire-polished crystals dance together. So sweet !

"He whose ear listens to lif giving reproof will dwell among the wise."
Proverbs 15:31

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun Earrings

I'm dreaming of a nice beach house, just like the ones I used to know !
It's been so cold for the last 24 hours and I thought it might do my heart good to feature some things that warm my imagination. 
These lovely earrings have sweet little sun face motifs and gorgeous emerald green glass droplets. 

Treasure Coast Necklace

Treasure Coast Beaded Fringe Necklace
It is snowing here in NC and so cold ! So I am fantasizing about somewhere warm with palm trees. 
This little necklace was inspired by warmer weather and sunny climates. It is has lots of little 'treasures" dangling down, including pearls, gemstone chips, art glass beads and crystals. 
Perhaps I will wear one like it on my first summer vacation. This one sold late last year.
"Thy word have I treasured in my heart that I might not sin against Thee"
Psalm 119 :11

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blue Tattoo

About a year ago, I got a henna tattoo on my hand at the NC La Leche League area conference and I was fascinated by the art ! Since then, I have been scribbling and doodling, learning the many Mehndi strokes that comprise the art. I have not used actual henna yet, but have been practicing with felt tipped pens.
I have seen Mehndi done with an indigo color and thought it was so pretty, so I doodled this in blue.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This painting is a collaborative effort by my husband and me. It is an abstract portrait of me. He painted my form and I painted the water and sky.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Over the Moon

Over the Moon Bead Embroidered Brooch

I am so happy this sweet little brooch found it's "forever home" today at an art sale.
I will make another one some day.
I embroidered it at the beach, years ago, inspired by the moonlight on the surf.
"And God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. "
Genesis 1:16

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blueberry Wine Cabochon Necklace

This necklace is one of my favorites because of the amazing cabochon created in polymer clay by Sharon Solly. I beaded around it and added the spiral chain in number 11 and number 8 seed beads. I used a combo of matte and shiny seed beads in "blueberry wine" with really great results. I may not be able to part with this one.

"I sleep but I am awake. It is the voice of My Beloved !"
Song of Solomon 5:2

Checkerboard Bracelet

OK, this is not my design, but I had fun beading it with this fun pattern from

It is made with bugle beads, I used black twisted ones, and seed beads, I used ones with an aurora borealis finish, to create a basketweave pattern. I want to play with this pattern some more.

"Blessed is the LORD, Who daily loads us with benefits."
Psalm 68:19

Talk to the Hand


This is a project for the "Show of Hands" art show which was the brain child of Kim Deneault, a fellow board member at the Lincoln County Arts Council. Kim bought a bunch of antique porcelain glove molds, and  I was fortunate enough to be able to have my way with a couple of them !
I was going to try a mehndi design on this one, but got sidetracked when I decided to get out some fabric squares I had been saving for a watercolor art quilt and wondered how a fabric decoupage would do.
What you see is the result, and I was rather pleased with it.

"My soul follows close behind you. Your right hand upholds me."
Psalm 65:8

Winter Bead Embroidered Cuff

It's winter and last week I enjoyed playing with dark and warm colors. I particularly love the reddish brown cabochon in the middle circle of this bracelet, which is similar in design to the Deco Flora bracelet I created for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. It's fun to see how different colors completely change the look of a design.
"You have set all the borders of the earth. You have made summer and winter."
Psalm 74:17

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BIRTH Stories, Panel One

This collection of twelve 3x3 inch beaded motifs is, I hope, the first of many more. The collection started as a way for women to express their feelings or experiences of pregnancy and birth in a time when there is a huge women's health crisis in maternity care. For more information on the, please see my other blog
The artsists and titles, starting from the upper left corner and working down from left to right are:
Diana Mains Welte "Baby Bump, Cherish the Gift"
Paula Motsinger Meyncke "Placenta Heart"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "My Body Rocks"
Diana Mains Welte "Here We Go"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "Labor Spiral"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "Doulas Know Squat"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "I Can VBAC"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "PUSH"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "A Cruel Cut"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "Episiotomy V-Section WHY?"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "BabyMoon"
Kathryn Lane Berkowitz "Peace on Earth Begins At Birth"

As an artist, a birth activist and conference speaker I plan to use this panel, and the others to follow, to raise awareness about the need for transparency and reform in maternity care. If you would like to contribute a square to this project, please leave a comment and I will give you more information on how you can participate.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bridal Lace Cuff

This beautiful cuff bracelet started as a remnant of lace from an old bridal gown. I added cabochons and much more bead embroidery to add some pizzaz to the appliqued 4mm pearls and sequins. The result was so pretty ! I have the rest of the gown, so I think more projects will follow including a bib necklace. Stay tuned. 

"Then I saw the holy city, the New jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband."
Rev 21: 2

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January Bead Journal 2010 : The Dove

I decided to start a bead journal this year and plan to complete a motif for every month of the year.
This piece is called "The Dove" because in January 1983, I was rescued by God from a very dark and hopeless life. In the midst of a cold and hopeless winter, despair and depression, He came, by His Holy Spirit ( as represented by the dove in the motif) and gave me new hope and a new life. Because of Jesus Christ and His love, I live a forgiven, redeemed, beautiful, fruitful and creative life. His mercies are new every morning !

"And John bore witness saying, " I have beheld the Spirit, descending as a dove out of heaven."
 John 1:32