Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
What?? Flowers from Liz? My goodness, who are you and what have you done to her?
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I'm currently working on the eyebrows and the eyes. I really LOVE the way that this piece is working out.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I'm certain that one of these days, the picture will just JUMP out at me, like Casie on the Rocks did.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Dear Cristina: My goodness I miss talking with you. The office just isn't the same since you left last June - was it June? How much longer until you and Deep come back to Detroit??? You brought these little doves back from Peru and told me to make something with them. They have been sitting on my work bench, until I grabbed them a couple of weeks ago and started working with them.
I wish you and Deep all the happiness that I have had in my marriage. I hope that your bad days are just seconds compared to days and weeks and months of happiness.
When I first learned that you and Deep were a couple, I thought "Deep? And Cristina? No way" But after getting to know you during your chief year, I realized that it wasn't as silly as I thought that it was.
Hurry back to Michigan, don't be sad to leave Nebraska. It's getting lonely!!
I'm doing a couple of bead embroidery pictures for Jeanette Shanigan for her bead quilt. She has a rose theme this year. Roses. Me? I can't do flowers. So I did a moose with a rose in it's mouth. What do you think?
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
As I bead this journal page, there is a little song that goes through my mind. It's the song from the "Wizard of Oz" movie - not my most favorite movies, but one that I do enjoy watching every year. Some childhood memories die hard, don't they?
You're out of the woods
You're out of the dark
You're out of the night
Step into the sun, step into the light
Keep straight ahead
For the most glorious place
On the Face of the Earth
Or the sky
Hold onto your breath
Hold onto your heart
Hold onto your hope
March up to the gate
And bid it open
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I'm pretty pleased with the way that this piece turned out - I might do a little more on the rocks, but then again, I might not. I used an adaptation of the Nepal or Biva chain to add textural leaves to the piece.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Well? I used mostly orange size 11 seed beads, with an occasional purple bead. My inspiration was an orange and purple starfish picture that I found on the internet. I worked the legs in right angle weave around a chopstick, with decreases along the stick. It's drapy and flowing and just really fun.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thank you for sending in your application(s) to contribute your beautiful art work to this show. It has been very exciting to review all the submissions, which are a great representation of the talent this Guild has. What a tough choice to pick the show pieces! In order to display a variety of artwork, we selected a range of beadwork types/styles from embroidery to jewelry to sculptural.
We are happy to inform you that the following item(s) of yours will be shown at DCA/GLBG exhibit in late October, early November 2007:
I might become "somebody"!!!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
....I haven't even done my housework (which won't surprise any of my friends), but I have been beading. Working on my July piece for the bead journal, finishing the previous piece (Urchin by Marcia Decoster), and the current piece - Crayon Colours. The beads are Bellisimo beads that I learned from Marcia - and tubular netting over a plastic tube. The spacer beads are from Trudy E. Barnes - Trudy's Colour Creations (firstname.lastname@example.org) which I purchased at Bead and Button in Milwaukee, WI in June. What do you think?
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
....I haven't been working on my BJP, but still have a good headway on July's page. I hope to get back to it over the weekend. At this time, we have no weekend plans (and would like to keep it this way, but you never know).
I have had time to finish a Marcia Decoster Urchin Lariat - and I think it's wonderful. I think with enough time, I might actually become a fan of RAW....
The weather has improved, it's been in the 90's, and today, the upper 70's with a great breeze. Tonight, I am off to my friend Sandy's house for several hours of beading bliss.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
I was out on Friday with my Loomatic buddies in Ypsilanti at Stony Creek Bead and Gallery for our monthly hang out. Sue Schwartzenberger offered the classroom at the store to hang out in, have dinner, do some beading. She has a really nice store - and it's closer than Ann Arbor, and might be closer than Pam's Bead Garden in Plymouth (in these days of $3.00 or more a gallon of gas, that is important).
I've been doing a lot of gardening - I do like being out there in the sun and just hanging with the girls and working on my skin cancer (just kidding, I take precautions - my father's skin cancer taught me that). I harvested a ton of bamboo stakes this year, I must have 30-40 of them. It's nice strong stakes that I am getting now. Some of the bamboo is over 18 feet tall. Wonderful!!
It's been a nice summer - good temps, good sun factor, almost enough rain. Let's hope it continues.....
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Let me introduce myself: My name is Sharon Hessoun and I’ve been a bead and wire artist for about 17 years. There’s not much that I don’t like about beads and wire, but I have a particular passion for knitting wire and love off-loom beadweaving.
I’m very happy to be the new Editor for the Beading Bead – A – Day Calendar and I’m in the process of compiling the 2009 edition. Believe it or not, the 2008 calendar has been printed and will be arriving in your local bookstores within the month!
The 2009 calendar will have different projects and inspiration pieces from the 2007 and 2008 editions, as well as basic instructions in numerous techniques. If you have a project that you’d like to have considered for inclusion in the 2009 calendar, please contact me at email@example.com .
Don’t be shy! This is a great way to get your work “Out There”! If your work is included, you’ll receive a free copy of the calendar as your payment, along with your contact information published with your project!
I hope to hear from many of you with projects and inspiration pieces to consider! There are a lot of days in a year!
Beadecked and Beaddicted
Monday, June 11, 2007
This is Abigail and Anne at the Intercontinental Hotel's Chocolate Bar. It looked so good, but I behaved myself. I had a bite or three of a sugar free dessert that Julie ordered.
This is unusual for me. I usually just buy, but here, I have an idea in the back of my head....
Rosanne and Bev had to make certain to run into me for this bottle of ale - Moose Drool! We didn't have much time this trip, but we did spend a lot of time with each other on the Bead Cruise in March.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
I am starting to work on and think of another project that I have been invited to join. I know that some members are not keen on seeing pictures until everyone gets started, but I have decided on a few items. I have some shapes and colours that I will be working with.
Monday, May 14, 2007
It's funny how your beadwork will reflect in your clothes, or is it your clothes represent your beadwork. I have this cardigan - limes, blue and periwinkle - and have had it for years. But over the weekend, I thought that I didn't have any blue in my wardrobe, mostly greens. Until I remembered this sweater. So I go it out. I made a green crystal bracelet, and then decided to make the same kind of bracelet with small turquoise beads that I have had for years.
Since I have been making beaded beads (ala Marcia DeCoster) to learn the technique, I decided to make a couple using some blue beads that were given to us by one of the Bead Cruise sponsors (Heather, Bev - help me with the name of the company, I can't remember). I just added a few size 15's in lime green for pop. And I have had the earrings since last summer when I made them for the Bead and Button show.
And here's Liz - all colour coordinated - even down to the lime green in her eyeglasses. Sorry, no picture of me, not until I loose 20 pounds.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
It's been a rainy day in Michigan, and exciting things going on my backgarden. I blogged the information at my other page
Molly's Little Adventure, if you want to read about it. It's been about 45 minutes and I am still giggling. Molly is just indignant about the whole thing now and wants to go outside to settle the score.