Friday, February 8, 2013

Freeform Peyote Stitch Netting With Sea Glass and Pearls

I love freeform peyote because it is intuitive and there aren't many rules. I love the beach and much of my work is inspire by the coast, as well as the Appalachian Mountains. These pieces demonstrate the versatility of freeform peyote with simple elements, such as sea glass, various beads and chips. I love the way the colors play off one another, gold, blue, green and brown. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Abstract Embroidered Cuff Bracelet on Sage Green Denim

I love floss embroidery, as well as bead embroidery. I decided to get out my floss, after many months, and play with an abstract design on some sage green denim. This was the result. I backed the bracelet with red leather and added a pretty vintage button. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

3 Drop Peyote and Brick Stitch Bridal Cuff

It's near Valentine's Day and Wedding season, so love is in the air. 
As such, I am working on some pieces that are elegant and romantic. 
This bracelet was created with 3 drop peyote and brick stitch with crystal seed beads and 4 mm bicones. A pretty iridescent button and sed bead loop provide the closure. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fabric Flower Power

I love playing with textiles and fiber scraps, so I had fun coming up with these pretty fabric flowers. I turned them into pins that look pretty on a hat, bag, shoulder or wherever ! This is the year that I am trying to be very resourceful and not buy very many craft supplies, unless it is a staple. This is part of my creative challenge for the year "Use what you have!" 
And, so far, so good !

Friday, February 1, 2013

Star Lady Bead Embroidered Brooch

I created this brooch with bead embroidery and a glass cabochon that I made from a bit of paper from an old calendar and a glass "blob" from the craft shop. I imagine the lady to be Mary or Esther, my two favorite female Bible characters. I used matte seed beads, metallic delicas and firepolished beads to frame her. 

Walk Like An Egyptian Earrings

I love these Fun earrings made with charms my Mom brought back for me on one of her trips to Egypt ! They are listed in my Artfire shop!