Sunday, April 08, 2007

New Bead Kit Listed

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.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Goddess Series

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.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Beadwork Cards

Just listed on Etsy is a set of four cards featuring images from the beaded pieces I made for the Artists' Undertaking Gallery show on travel Most of our artists sell cards with their artwork images and I wanted to get in on the card sales. Check them out:Beadwork Card Set