Sunday, March 25, 2007

It's Sunday and I have nothing new.

Just to let people know what has been happening this week. I haven't beaded all week. I have been fighting a sinus infection that literally had me falling alseep at 5 or 5:30 last week. On Thursday, I lost my voice and I still don't have it back. Next Saturday I have a show--the Omaha Bead Bazaar at Westside Community Center. Hopefully I will have stuff tagged for the show. Thanks!

Sunday, March 18, 2007


This is a design I wanted to try with the Ogalala stitch. I want to play with it more. I have a couple of thoughts after making the first one. This one is made with silver lined Delicas.

Jewels of a Galaxy

These are beads that I got Thursday night from Tanya. She wrapped silver wire around them while she was making them. After wrapping them with pure silver she put the beads back into the flame. This technique leaves little dots of silver on the bead that look like stars.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rainbow Pendant

This is a dichroic cab that was made by Joan. It is in serious need of fringe, but I wanted to show how much I have done. I am going to get more cabs from Joan on Tuesday. This one actually had a hole for a chain, but I never wear it that way, so the seed beads came out and here is the first part.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

An Award Winner from the past

This is a necklace that I entered in the 2005 Nebraska State Fair. It won a lot of awards and a friend of mine wanted me to post a picture so that she can show it to a friend of hers.

Monday, March 5, 2007


This heart has been simmering on the back burner for awhile with the name "Reflection." Well, I finally finished it tonight. First, do you remember doing the little plastic bead designs with the kids? Ironing them to fuse them together. Well, this heart is that size. I found some of the old plastic designs and I cut the suede that size to bead with. I have six different designs and this was the first one of those that I used. The other shapes are from a die cut machine and significantly larger.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

New fringe bracelet

This is made with beads by Jodie Marshall. They are bullseye colors. I decided to make a fringe bracelet with half of the beads and I haven't decided what to make with the other half.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Ogalala gone wild

Okay, here are three new pieces of eye candy. An autumn frog necklace--frog is carved tagua nut and the clasp is a copper button and seed beads. The tips of the netting have 3 mm cube beads on them and there is fringe hanging down from the frog. Pink bracelet contains a clasp of seed beads and a Tanya bead with flowers. The purple bracelet contains one of Joan's dichro buttons.