Today is Friday. Almost the weekend. I have finished a glass bead bracelet for myself. I did a few of these a few years ago. I had one that was pinks but it was looking dirty, some of the seed beads I used were silver lined and have now gone grey. I needed a new one with out the silver lined beads. I have plans for another turquoise one next. I will add this post to Crazy Mom Finish it up Friday.
I think they look best on, as the centre stem lays closer to my wrist and the beads sit up more.
I got this button in Victoria over spring break at a very nice button store down town. I wanted to take home all the buttons. The very large flower beads in here are very special. When I bought them I was getting some of the last of what they had and I was told they never excepted to get them again. They are glass beads that were made from antique German moulds. They were not cheep.
This is the bracelet I did for the Edmonton Guild Endowment fund raiser. I packaged it up nice this week and handed it in at the meeting Wednesday night. I hope it helps them bring in lots of money. I take a guess but I spend close to $100 in beads for each of these bracelets.
This week I also got these next two necklaces fixed for a very good friend. I did not make them. She bought them this past year and decided she needed them shortened.
Look at the hand work on these beads. I could make this my next hobby. I did look into the classes and the tools some time back. I would love to learn. But I might have to give up some other hobby first. Live is too short.
Here is the second necklace.
My studio is a very big mess. I am packing to go to the Pamela Allen workshop this weekend. I have signed up for the two day class. I will be taking lots of my hand dyed thread, some hand dyed dollies, and a few baskets of fabric, some of it hand dyed. The place looks like a bomb went off and when I get home I have to put it all back again.
Thanks for taking a look. I love comments.
Beautiful beading! Love the bracelet - so springy! Remember creativity is rarely tidy - have a great time this weekend - fairies will not come and clean up your mess but it will have been worth it.ReplyDelete
I am sure you are going to have a fabulous time at the Pamela AllenReplyDelete
workshop. I absolutely love the bracelets- I have made bracelets but this technique looks challenging. The beads are fabulous-
The two necklaces are also beautiful but the first one has such gorgeous beads.
I look forward to seeing the things that you made at the workshop.
Great having you in the class with us Cathy. Your primary piece is coming together beautifully. It is a fun class and getting to see how each of us interprets each exercise is quite interesting.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad I didn't know about Pamela's being in the area. She's one of my textile art heroes. I was her 'go-fer' at Quilt Canada in 2010 and loved every minute of the 2 days I spent with her. I'll bet you had a great time!ReplyDelete