Monday, March 24, 2008

Random Beadwork

Another beadwork piece from the past. A bit of freeform peyote and netting to form an organic looking cuff bracelet. I do love to do freeform work, but I have issues with my tension. If I'm not paying attention, I tend to pull things way too tight. Most of my freeform pieces end up standing up by themselves.

And one of my early, early beaded spiral lariats. Somehow, this piece has followed me through several life changes and moves across states and has survived for years intact. I never wear it. It just gets tossed from one box to the next.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Bead Art in the logo/icon

Every now and then someone askes me about the beaded pieces in the logo, so here she is... A face pin, with leafy fringe.

And as to the icon that I am using....that was a lovely doll who shared Best in Show with her sister at a small art show in Philadelphia. They are about 9" tall. Forrest has a netted shawl that she is holding behind her. Sea was based on the night sky over the ocean.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Another Beaded Dragon

Another bead creation from the past:

I made this Beady Dragon several years go for a lady down in Texas. Purples, silvers, clears, and blue eyes.

When I was much younger, I would make different creatures out of my beads to play with as toys. This gave me a great freedom to have what ever toy I could figure out how to make. I would have a herd of simple beaded horses or a fairy or a mermaid....anything I could dream of.

I guess I've always had a knack for visualizing something in 3D. These beaded dragons are of my own design, and I never really wrote up how to do them because they always change, depending on how the beads handle the number of times the wire has to go through them.