I made some more Tila/items. I just love the way they look surrounding the beautiful Rivoli's. My favorite, so far is the bracelet. It has ALOT of "bling". (Just the way I like!...lol)
Now I am bead embroidery crazy. I am supposed to teach a class on these at The North Georgia Bead Society meeting in February. The blue one holds those small Kroger/Drugstore/Retail club membership cards. I also made one to hold the memory sticks or thumb cards but turned it in to the Bead Society before I took a picture. It looks just like this one, just a little larger and longer. The pink one I made for my daughters birthday gift. It holds our business cards. I have made numerous ones in this same style.
It has been a long time since I have been around. I have been covered with projects, fun stuff, creating, beading, working, teaching and generally keeping busy with life. I have been going to post some of my newest designs but it is either, Bead or Computer. I just can not do it all.
This necklace is my latest creation.
I had this delightful 3 inch cracked colored shell rose for a couple of years yelling at me to "DO SOMETHING!".
I found a lovely Georgia Peachy metallic bead that matched perfectly. I have posted two pictures because the second one is closest to the correct colors. It is very large and very dramatic but I love it!Then I needed to make a love gift for a fellow beader & a good friend so I came up with this scissor holder! I liked it so well that I made one for myself. The ultra suede is in two different shades so we could tell them apart...lol
Happy Birthday, Dawn!!!
I wanted to show you a cute ear ring that my daughter, Melissa, made out of Lego Men. Aren't they just the cutest????
Another birthday gift!
This one is for my bosses birthday on Saturday.
It is a business card holder that I designed today.
I even got it all finished in one day.
Happy Birthday, Donna at On The Rocks!!!
You are the best boss I have ever had and I find it such a pleasure to work where I can play.
I am 64 years old and have finally found a job that ROCKS!!!
I am so blessed!!!!!!
(Of course I will sneak her business cards and put them inside before I give it to her.)Saturday I will be taking a class from Cristi Prince!!! I am very excited to be able to take lessons from such a sweet/talented lady. She has designed a wonderful pattern with "tila" beads, chained crystals and bugles. I had some crystals that were on an evening gown from years gone by. So this is what I came up with. I am looking forward to doing it the correct way then I will post it for you after I take the class.
Yes, I have been busy but not too busy to think about all of you in blogland. I have missed so many posts so I MUST go to catch up with you all,
This post has nothing to do with beading. A Momma wants to share the short story of her son, Shawn's, victories! As some of you know, this year has been one year that our family will never forget. Out of tragedies there are always the miracles. Here is one miracle that has blessed us all. It's not a long read today, just one of thanksgivings & blessings!
I wanted to show you a lovely bracelet that my precious daughter/best friend made for my Birthday!! Isn't it beautiful? I love copper and this one is made with 4mm Firepolish and size 8's with a copper closure. I love it! On Thursday "the girls" went tubing down the Hootch then Melissa took me to my very favorite restuarant for lunch. I am so glad to be able to celebrate one more year of blessings and family. Thank you, sweet Melissa for being such a wonderful friend and daughter plus a good neighbor! I love you so very much.....
I have been working on directions for this necklace. I can not tell you how hard it is to write out directions, detail by detail, and make it understandable. I am "stuck" on just explaining the rope let alone the details on the swags.
This is one of three cuffs that I am working on......
Fun beading with Tila beads! This is how I relax between projects. Playing around with different patterns keeps my hands in the pot while learning new stitches can be so relaxing to me after a difficult day of making directions for a complicated design.
A Victorian necklace that I finished using Tila beads.This has been a wonderful year of ups and downs but I am so blessed to be healthy, eating too much, and life is good in Georgia.
This is a gorgeous peacock green with copper accent necklace I created out of an older pattern by Jonna Holston called "Holler for Hoops" I love to use this easy pattern made with a simple peyote stitch. I then added the double St. Petersburg chain with crystals. On this chain I used a metalic green triangle. I wanted to attach the chain in a pleasing manner so I stretched it out with the 4mm Swarvoski bicone. I love the sparkle of the 2X AB that comes in soooo many beautiful colors. I started with the "three leaf clover" in the center and continued to make the ear rings until I felt "enough is enough". I then made a single row peyote set of earrings and folded them over to pull the crystals into the centers. What do you think? Here is a closer view to the attached chain and one of the "three leaf clover" but the picture does not do it justice.
Here are the ear rings. They are much prettier than this picture but at least it gives you an idea of how I folded the petals forward.
Marcia Decoster gave me the rights to use a pattern she taught while on our recent cruise so I will be teaching it at the Atlanta Bead Society 20th Birthday Party July 23rd! I thought I would show you some of the ear rings I have come up with.
Her ear rings were side drilled and I knew there would be those there that would have end drilled, front drilled and a various other combinations so I thought I would be prepared. What do you think? Do you think they may like the results? I am going to make up a pattern for all three designs and include Marica's post. I hope it goes well and the ladies will be
satisfied with their projects.
Here is a front drilled drop with 5mm crystals that I dearly loved.
Dainty and side to side drilled. I think I will donate most of these to the gals in Joplin, MO to give them a since of a feminane touch to brighter their spirits as our church is sending a bus with supplies. wamts and needs so I thought I would send a love package to the women's ministry to brighten their days.
I really like the way these turned out with the fresh water dyed pearls and the rustic yet feminine touch. What do you think?
Okay this next picture is a teaser....I am making a necklace of this pattern. I have worked for over a week on this and couldn't come up with a decision on the rest of the necklace and tonight I finisished it and a LOVE the pattern. It may be a class soon??? (I HATE making patterns but I guess this may be one I will have to develop further. It is peacock green in beautiful greens and a soft gold. I will take pics tomorrow of the finished poject. I have fallen in love with it so I made ear rings to match.
I folded the loop of the ear ring andadded crystals. This is NOT a good picture but they look great with the necklace.
All has settled down here after my hubbies accident but he is going very slowly and taking care of his health which is a miracle in istself. He is still wobbly on the feet and is hestitant to drive much but I would rather he take is slow till he gets his strength back.
Night time is calling and this week will be a rough one getting ready for the show in Charolette, NC and teaching...stocking...receivables...tubing...labeling..and inventory control so I won't be beading for a while.
and sending some of my things to a classy consignment store in Buford, GA. All of the items they have are lovely and handmade!
I am planning on adding things to the store between working, beading and taking care of my hubby...(more about that later.)
Here are some of the things I have been working on....
Here is a picture of my daughter with my newest piece!
By the way, she has now "gained" five pounds!!! She seems to be on the mend and we thank you ALL for your prayers
and for your well wishes. It will be a long
haul but we believe she is recovering slowly.
Plus my son, Shawn,
went in for the three month cat scan and all of the cancer tests
came back negative!!!
What a blessing to have such good news.
Now for the "more about that later" comment.
This is my husband, Don a couple of days ago.
Okay.....this is exactly why I haven't written for so long....
Below are some pictures of him in the
emergency department last month!!!
His son was up 40 feet cutting off a dead limb, the limb swung toward the ladder and Don raised his hands and stepped in front of the ladder to protect his son. I was on the patio watching this all unfold! Don flew back 10 feet and landed flat on his back.
I called 911 and they came immediately.
He broke five of the bones on the right side,
the eye orbital, nose, jaw, cheek bone and had a cracked skull,
cracked neck bone and a huge concussion.
The doctors all said "IF it had been one inch forward or back that he would have been killed before he hit the ground".
He saved his sons life but about took his own. Now we are just waiting for his body to heal itself which can take several months considering he celebrated his 74th birthday on June 19th.
I am thankful that the angels were watching over him!
It seems that when one thing goes bad that
it always comes in threes.
Well, WE have had our three now and
hope this will be the last for a long while!!!
God is good to me!
The scripture that kept coming to me is:
"Be Still and Know I am God!"
There has to be a reason why all of these things keep coming at us but through it all I have felt the love of family, the love of friends, the love of the church body but
best of all the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Back to beading for now, I have missed you all. Thank you every one for your concern and your support,