After a quiet Sunday with lots of time to bead in my favorite chair, this pile of beads is really starting to look like a doll! So far there are 3 pieces, 2 legs and a skirt. All 3 pieces are now connected into one form. I think the skirt wants more fringe, which will probably drop like a petticoat between the existing fringe on … Continue reading She’s half a doll now!
Working in tubular peyote stitch, this doll is coming in to being from the toes up. I’m working from left-over bead soup, mostly size 11 beads. The legs may need to get taller…I’m not sure yet. I’ve started her skirt and mid-body on the silver snowflake finding at right.
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The date of my last post here tells the story…a change in our housing situation started in March of this year. I stopped posting to my blog in March of this year. As I look back over the last 5 or so years, I can see rises and dips in my creative efforts. I go strong for a while, but then life interrupts with a loss, or a change, … Continue reading Striving for creativity
This is a crazy-quilt piece that I embellished with bead embroidery. I did this piece about 2 years ago, and it has since been waiting for inspiration on it’s next step. I showed it to 3-month old Grace and she was very excited by it. Maybe it’s time to move this piece on to the next step. Continue reading Joyful Heart
I made this magic wand for my great-Aunt Ruby’s 98th birthday present. She is a magical and delightful lady in every sense of the word…I’m sure she already had a magic wand and just needed an upgrade. I modified a pattern I saw in Bead and Button magazine for a peyote-stitched starfish. Tiny wind chimes hang just below the star, so when you use it, it jingles. The wand … Continue reading Aunt Ruby’s Magic Wand