I just described this piece to my husband…”I wanted this to look like a piece of net that had floated in the sea, and caught a bunch of things up in it; that got stuck in it; and stayed on it when it was pulled out of the sea.” I started this with a dichroic glass cabochon that I bezeled with peyote stitch. This was … Continue reading Free-form beadwoven necklace made from scrap elements
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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This doll is made from three beaded beads…two barrel-shaped beads form the body, and a peyote-covered flat disk bead for the head. The face is a flat back charm that lays on top of the head bead. Leaves make good hands. Continue reading Green Beaded Bead Doll
This little jar is an experiment with Peyote Stitch to see if I could make a vessel. Continue reading Purple Jar with Lid
This is another circular peyote-stitch piece I made when I was experimenting with spirals. You can generate a spiral in circular peyote-stitch by adding a bead of the same color as the one you just exited. Continue reading Spiral Experiment – Circular Peyote-Stitch
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
This is an improvised circular peyote stitch piece. I like working in the round…it’s got a meditative feel to it. You stitch from the middle out, so you watch this design happen in your hand, according to the color choices you make. Like really slow motion animation. Continue reading Improvised Circular Peyote Stitch
This bracelet is based upon a pattern from a book by Carole Wilcox Wells, The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving. It introduced me to the idea of manipulating a shape by the size of the bead you choose. The bracelet is pretty stiff as a wearable piece because of the tension of the bead weaving…a heavy bangle. I also like the spiral column form it … Continue reading Spiral Bracelet