Has anyone noticed that I have not been around lately?
Guess what I have been up to???
Yep, beading, of course!
I thought I would show you a "few things" I have
whipped up this last couple of weeks.....
First is my favorite piece.
This pattern is called Butterflies Galore by Susan Mandel.
Her pattern is a continous flow of butterfly wings but I also like the peyote base so that the Ravoli flower really stands out.
What do you think?
I sold my other one like this so I had to make another.
May Brisebois designed this pattern!
It is called the Celestial Sparkle! Isn't it gorgeous? I used three colors of Ravoli Swarvoski Crystals then used netting to end off the bracelet for comfortable wearing. The "catch" is an antique piece I picked up and this seemed the perfect piece to use on this beauty.
May is a local Georgian in Cummings. I have bought numerous bargains from her shop and did not make the connection that she was "our May". I love the ravolis and the way she incorporated Swavoski crystals in between the Ravolis.
This is a new pattern that I made up...my very first one!
(I do not believe there are ANY new patterns, just ideas
taken from one detail and added to another.)
This necklace was inspired by Venetia Perry's "Enchanted Necklace" from Beadwork Magazine. Her pattern called for "bead crochet" but I don't know how to do that so I used
a herringbone design instead.
Both of these necklaces were made from the same pattern.
Don't they look different?
There are four more pieces
but I don't want to bore you so that is all for now...
(plus I don't have the photos yet...lol)
I have missed catching up on all of you but one can only do so many things in a day/night....on Friday I started beading at 3:00pm and found myself shocked when I heard the birds chirping at 8:30AM!!! I had not even noticed that the sun was peeking out above the trees.
(now all I have to do is sell some of my pieces so I can continue to make new pieces and support my habit!!!)
Thank you for all of your concerns for my hubby.
It seems in the fall or sometime he did something to his back and he walks like a man of 90 now.
(OF COURSE he won't go to the doctor so I have been babying him some but I don't want him to get to used to it!!! lol)
I MUST check out some of your posts but I have one more thing to tell you....
I went to work at a real honest to goodness job!
Yep! A Paying job!
(now that will be a new experience...lol)
I now work one day a week
one Saturday a month at
On The Rocks!
(I changed the window to sunny flowers...lol)
And here is my boss!