Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BEADING AT LAST!!!


I am finally back at it!
I have been so busy with the Journals of Love, A Beautiful Life, & my Christmas albums that I have not been beading lately. (Way too many irons in the fire!) This week I have been beading once again. It feels so wonderful to be back creating my passion again. The above picture is a necklace that Jimmie Boatwright created. (She is a friend that I met at Hobby Lobby then again at the Atlanta Bead Company. We became fast friends and continue to keep in contact through beading.)
Jimmie has become a teacher and is creating way above my level already. She designed this lovely "Cleo". I am in love! I just had to make it! The necklace I am working on is three fourths done. Guess what happened.... I ran out of the size 15 bead. I did not know that it takes three tubes of the tiniest beads to complete this project. Well, I got all the the center and one half of the tassel part completed. I used every bead I had in a wonderful soft gold. Now what do I do??? I usually get my beads from Artbeads but this particular size and color came from a friend that I bead with, Deb. (I have written an email to her promising her anything I have in trade for just enough beads to finish.) I am such an impatient person. I wanted to complete it NOW! But once I get it finished I will have to show you what a stunning design piece.
I usually get together with my first bead teacher, BJ Kahn. She does such stunning pieces and has patiently guided me through each piece. I have learned brick, peyote, ladder, Russian Spiral, and numerous other stitches from BJ.
This week I just could not pass up the class that Jimmie was teaching. She developed this pattern all by herself. Isn't it Divine? For some it may be a wee bit much, but for me.....I think it is fabulous!
I have been working on more Christmas ornaments. I finished one this evening but I have a feeling my tree will have a very limited amount of my hand beaded ornaments this year. They are a lot of work (several hours and alot of beads are involved) but they are turning out beautifully.
We are having company this weekend so I just wanted to stop in and tell you that I am still around. Beading, around and around....lol
Have a wonderful week of creating beautiful works of art!
I would love to hear what you personally think of the necklace that I am working on....
Blessings to you, dear blogger buddies.
Sharon

15 comments:

Lynns Lovelies said...

HI Sharon~~~I LOVE it!!!
So happy that you have been able to start beading again..I know you have missed it.
Don't forget to stop by and enter my giveaway...I am going to add a couple of more goodies, too!

Love,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hi Sharon~ that necklace is awsome!! Can't wait to see yours. I have beaded some, but I am still in kindergarten or maybe the year before that. Your work is so beautiful.
I have seen some of the beaded christmas ornaments and I love them.
Hope you have a great tomorrow!
Hugs, Pat

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sharon, this necklace is gorgeous, so intricate. Love the design, it looks like something out of the Victorian Era. Honey, you are one super talented lady! I'm praying that you get your beads that you need to complete this!
Hugs,
Debra

Lisa said...

I can't wait to see your finished piece! This design is incredible!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hope you get the beads you are looking for. I know how it is when you want to finish something but can't for lack of supplies. All the best to you, :) Tammy

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sharon... Lovley necklace and so glad you are finding time for what you love. Enjoy your company and amny blessings wished for you....

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Ummmmm... I think you must be a beading genius to complete a necklace work of art like that! I know what you mean about having to finish something. Call it a one track mind or obsession, it's too hard to wait. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.
Blessings, Gerri

TiffanyJane said...

Hi Sharon......Just Gorgeous creations!! Enjoyed your blog and the music :)
I recieved your wonderful creations for the Art Exchange yesterday, thank you so much! Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to participate {I know we are all super busy}....thank so much again!! **smiles** Tiffany

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, this necklace is just gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing yours! What a shame that you ran out of beads! You are such a talented beader, your work always amazes me! Have a wonderful weekend! Julia :-)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

What an exquisite piece Sharon. I look forward to seeing yours. Come and visit, I'm having a giveaway this week.

vintage wil said...

What a gorgeous work!!!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Sharon, Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous piece!! Oh, I can hardly wait to see yours! You do such exquisite beading, I just love your jewelry so much!!
Thank you so very much for your very sweet and lovely words you left on my blog! I am so very happy you like my book, it really means a lot to me!!
Enjoy the weekend with your company.
Sending you a huge hug!
Love, Carol Anne

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! How sweet of LuLu to send you over :) I did the Beautiful Life Journal too!! Wasnt Heather wonderful? I just adore her. I had so much fun with my journal.

I love the necklace in this post!!! WOW!!
Hugs,
Amy

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sharon,

I am so happy to hear that you are back to beading. I also want to say a big thank you to your beautiful contribution to Journals of Love. You made so many gorgeous journals that I know are going to be precious keepsakes!

What an incredible necklace Jimmie created. I can't wait to see photos of your lovely creations, you are so talented on many different levels!!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

mantle said...

Sharon, where can I find your beading teacher? I only know basic peyote and backstitch. I want to learn right angle weave, brick and all of them.
THanks.
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Email: mantle@piedmontcenter.com

My "queenmarcy" email is down, as well as my computer so please excuse my delay in contacting you.

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