Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements

As many of you know, I don't often purchase many beading books. Much of my inspiration comes from watching Turner Classic Movies and seeing old films that produce new ideas in my head.

I ordered Jean Campbell's book "Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements" with some hesitation in my mind. What if she saw the same movie that I did and she came up with something better? What if I liked hers better than what I was working on? What if, what if, what it?

What if I just throughly enjoyed reading the bios, looking at the pictures and saying "wow, I never thought of doing it like that." Which is what happened. I just leafed through the book, getting more ideas than I thought of before, "what if I mix that with this idea?"

Jean, I enjoyed it completely, I will continue to read and study what you have done and see what I can do to make an idea "ours" - I like this book.

(And happily, she's teaching for the Great Lakes Guild in the spring and I can learn more!! And on the Bead Cruise in March - Hollywood necklace swap anyone??)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Idea!

I love watching old movies and having a new idea...and I love that every time I play with the graphics program, things look a little better.

Off to bead.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Am I in a rut??

I just noticed/realized that the last three projects that I have written about all have the same size and colour of seed bead. Almost looks like I don't have any other seed bead in my stash/collection. This can't be correct. Am I in a rut? This can't be true. Oh wait! Dalal's dream which I will be teaching at Stony Creek Bead and Gallery on October 24th has colour and delicas. Whew.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

All Sparkle teaser

It's part Marcia, it's part Liz
and it's all sparkle.....
here's a teaser of what I have been working on lately.