Sunday, April 22, 2007
This was given to me by a glass blower friend. Sometimes the blown pieces don't make it to the kiln without breaking. He takes the pieces and flattens them so they can be used as cabochons or drilled for jewelry. Well, this pretty purple piece was sprayed with titanium before it broke. Because it is translucent I didn't want to glue it to anything. So I made a beaded edge that grabs the cabochon but it can still be viewed with light shining through it.
This piece came to be after working on the "Scream" with delicas. I was making great progress on the "Scream" and had to change threads. Well, I broke some beads in the middle of the piece and decided to work on something different. I am going to look for a thinner thread to use when making delicate pieces.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
This is one that I started working on when I was at the state tournament of Destination Imagination in Kearney. I finished it this morning and wanted to share the picture. The stone is drusy quartz where someone vaporizes metal onto the stone. This one is a rich purple that I think is awesome. I used iris seed beads to make a netting for the cabochon. Then I stitched a peyote back with a beaded bail with the same beads. I beaded the bottom of the peyote piece into a 'v' shape and the top is tapered up to the bail. Lastly, I added branched fringe along the bottom.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Well, I am working on jewelry for two weddings right now. I am hoping to post some pictures of the jewelry later this week. The first wedding is in July and the colors are Sapphire Blue and Cornflower Blue. The second wedding is in November and the colors are ivory, gold, burgundy and a dark green. For the second wedding I am also making a purse for the bride. It will be beaded in the wedding colors and lined. I picked up some of the fabric for the purse tonight, but I need to find a satiny fabric for the outer layer and the lining. Looking forward to posting some pictures for all of you to see. Thanks.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
This necklace has flowers that change from purple and blue to smoky and clear. The flowers are so cool in person that the picture doesn't do them justice, but you can see some of the colors come through on the flowers.
Also, I have a spectrolite pendant that will fit on almost any chain. There are two cabochons in the pendant that have flashes of blue fire (the stone is also called labradorite). The end of the fringe has small blue/grey teardrops.