Saturday, November 5, 2011

All About the BEADS!!

This week has been a very beady week!! I created this necklace using my fabric/paper beads that I coated with a layer of ice resin- love how this resin works in this sort of application!
I used the cutest little bronze colored birds as accent pieces along with several vintage chandelier prisms. This is for me to wear as advertising.
I finished my first wire work Ocean Treasures cuff and i love this technique!!! It goes together much more quickly than the bead embroidered cuff and once the beads are on the piece is finished!! the wonderful sand dollar bead in the center of this picture, was made especially for me by StargirlJoolz- you can see all of the beads that she creates here!

And this glorious bead was made by Juls at Studiojuls! I met both of these wonderful artists during the Bead Soup Challenge that I participated in recently!!

This is Flower Power, my latest beaded cuff! It has just been accepted into a national Show titled Fine Crafts. The show runs for the months of December and January at the Fredericksburg Center for teh Creative Arts.
I didn't use a zipper in this one- just lots and lots of flowers and leaves and vintage clip earrings that had flower motifs.
This is my Black and White Cuff that was recently in a National Show titled Texture and Pattern.
This cuff was not an easy one for me as It was so devoid of color! I just had to add the three red hearts to add a bit of pop!!
This week looks a bit less beady! I am on to work on a commission - a fabric paper journal for a Christmas gift. No doubt I will have to fit in a few beads somewhere!!!


Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Congratulations...each one is prettier than the last! It would be very hard to pick my favorite.

Marilyn Rock said...

I couldn't choose! Beautiful every one! xxoo

kathi ray said...

love the new bracelet! I would love to learn how to do this type too!

Createology said...

Your work is beautiful. Great idea to "advertise" by creating and wearing such a unique handmade necklace. Wonderful weekend...

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Elizabeth
I absolutely love your first two pieces with the long beads.
Suzy xx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Such different techniques but both so lovely. They not only showcase your own artistry but that of the beadmakers as well.

Anonymous said...

All gorgeous!


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