Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
One of the reasons I like beads, and making jewelry, is that I can get a quick sense of accomplishment. I love cross-stitching, but even the smallest piece is probably 4 or 5 hours of stitching to finsh, where a pair of earings is 20 minutes or so to finish? These are handmade beads, in a glass colour called Kryptonite, strung up to simple earings.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
I'm so in love with this new set - it's really amazing what this glass did all on its own. Usually with striking glasses, you need to do special techniques (and hope the glass co-operates). With this glass, it was so easy, and I love the results.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Here's the June bead journal project (yes, I am behind). June was a month that I had planned out carefully for months, until one day, everything was set at a right angle. I follow a band, and I'd purchased concert tickets months in advance. I'd carefully watched airfares to make sure I was getting the lowest fare, booked hotels, and made all other arrangements, until one day the band postponed their 2010 ticket until 2011. I knew it wasn't anyone's fault, but it still wasn't my favourite, and required a lot of re-arranging. It looks like all will work out, but it was a crazy, topsy turvy month.
I am following a colour wheel for the 2010 BJP - if you want to see the progression, all of the finished works are at the side of my blog.