I had a serious case of Spring Fever the other day and decided to allow it to manifest itself in a pair of butterflies. I think I will attach them to hair clips for my niece. She will be pleasantly surprised.
This piece is unique as it is from Elephant Wanderings, an original watercolor painting by my talented mother-in-law. The painting was reduced in size and then a photo transfer technique was used to transfer it onto polymer clay.
Pottery-colored and wood beads encase the cabachon and comprise the 2-drop peyote bail, as well as, a variation of spiral rope for the necklace.
It is particularly special to me and a joy to wear.
This is my version of the St. Petersburg Lariat by Hatsumi Oshitani. I used black-striped white seed beads with 3mm and 4mm fire-polished faceted rounds and gunmetal delicas. It lends itself to being very supple, and is easy to wear.
This is my version of the Duomo bracelet by Tina Koyama. I love the textures of the beads and the richness of the purples. Regal to say the least.
Duomo is a generic Italian term for a cathedral church. This bracelet showcases a domed effect with each step up to a larger bead. Fun to wear and a huge boost to my beading ego with all the compliments it evokes.
I'm happily married to the man of my life, and am honored to be able to step aside from my career of 17 years to be the best mommy I can to our two yummy little boys! They are just SO dear! We also have two wonderful adult children who are now footloose and fancy-free. It is satisfying knowing that they are responsible, respectable, and productive members of society.