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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brianna's Butterfly

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.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Elephant Wanderings

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.

Button, button...who has the button?

These button covers were fun and quick to make using 4mm and 6mm champagne and brown pearls with size 15 beads for the netting embellishment. 

They are adapted from the Woven Star Clusters necklace by Lisa Norris.

Knot So Black and White

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.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Copper Waves

This is my interpretation of Tina Koyama's 'Golden Zig Zag' bracelet.

I recall my patience being pushed to the limit a time or two on this one.  Now that it is complete, I am happy with it and wear it often.  It's one of those pieces that's easy to dress up or dress down.

Sunshine Renaissance Necklace

This necklace was stitched from the Lacebeadwork series kit by Cinnamon Lace.  It always brings a compliment.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Violet Duomo

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.