After an enormous amount of time photographing each step, editing the photos and writing the text, I am finally finished with my third bead kit pattern: Three Original Earring Designs I've already taught the class once in the fall and these designs are a great way to learn three different beadweaving stitches. The Long Drop style earrings teach chevron chain stitch, the Snowflake design teaches herringbone stitch, and the Spiral Rope Loop earrings teach the (of course !) immensely fun and easy spiral rope stitch. All three pairs can be finished in an afternoon.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I just finished three pieces for my "Goddess Series" part of the featured artist show entitled "Myth and Magic" at the Artists' Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan, VA. The other featured artist is printmaker, Patricia Smith.
The first image is of a necklace I named "Aphrodite" depicting a female figure rising from the sea. She is done in herringbone stitch with surface embellishment of beads for the seaweed and hair.
The second is a necklace "Athena" and depicts lightning and rain. This necklace is done in ladder stitch and peyote.
The third necklace is "Persephone" for the goddess of springtime and is done in herringbone stitch.