Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bead Journal - Teaser

Bead Journal - I have been thinking about this project for a while. I have a shape down, and some colours (or color for you non-Canadiens out there). Here is just a hint of a tease......Started working on one square - it's early, that I know......

Friday, May 18, 2007

Casie on the Rocks - part 4

Ah, work on my "Casidilla" (you know, Mexican food) continues. Casie is almost complete - down to her little pink collar, ears at attention. Just a great little dog. I have the big rock to work on, adding leaves and maybe some other "rocks" - I might even have some bead "chips" that I could use for rocks - I'll have to look.

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

Colour Coordination!

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

Casie on the Rocks - part 3

Casie continues - I actually did quite a bit last night. Amazing how much beading can be done when I am not shoving food in my face, eh? I like the tilt of the head, but not the mouth. I'll be continuing with the body, and finishing the rocks this evening.

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.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Casie on the Rocks - picture 2 and Bellisimo Beads

Progress is happening on "Casie on the Rocks" - much of the background is finished, although the bushes on the right will get some leaves sticking out. The rock/ground under Casie is progressing. It's going to be hard to bead fur on a dog who is practically hairless, but it will be a good attempt.

I haven't worked on this as much as I would have liked as I have been practicing my right angle weave technique for Marcia DeCoster's class at the Bead and Button show in about a month. I will be classroom assistant, classroom monitor or classroom 'ho - depending on who you talk to. Regardless of what you call me, I am honored that Marcia got in touch with me to help her.
My train ticket has been purchased, I have my confirmation for the show admission. I love going to the bead show in Milwaukee as I can see all my beady friends and meet new ones. I wonder what trouble Anne and I can get into this year. At least we know where there is a great bakery - although I need to stay out of there!