A friend of mine, Dawn Hudson, came in to the shop on Saturday and handed me this beautiful stone! She knows my love of "bling" so I could not just lay it aside, could I? I came home and beaded up this lovely stone.
What do you think? Did I do it justice?
Jill Wiseman had developed this beautiful "Supple Herringbone" rope pattern. I had been so anxious to find something special to hang on her lovely rope. (I made the crystal piece so that I can just slide it off or wear it alone.)
Thank you, Dawn and Jill for your contributions toward MY favorite 2011 piece!!!
You know I can not leave well enough alone so I made one in GOLD! This design is so comfortable! Several months ago my daughter had given me this daisy made with a marble center. Again I made it so that it will slide off so that I can hang something else in its place or wear the rope by itself. (Again, I apologize for the photos...) Thank you, sweet girl for the gifts you give so generously. I dearly love you!
Mary DiMatteo had this St. Petersburg chain in Bead & Button a couple of years ago so I dug it out from my pattern stash to make this with 1.5mm cubes and crystals. It is a fast and easy pattern that I have used numerous times. I KNOW I will use it again and again very soon!
I have one more thing left to show you that I have done this week....(I hope you aren't too bored yet)
Another Bead and Button pattern....
this one by Susan Mandel.
I really like her three deminsional work. I had this beautiful Swarvoski crystal in a deep purple but could not find just the "right" place for it. I have started doing some loom beading but it takes so long to load the loom and then to find places to "tuck" the threads. So my solution is the standard peyote stitch. Blessings to you all...
p.s. Be sure to join us in the One World One Heart giveaway coming up January 30th!!! I will be giving something away too so let me know when you stop by.