Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cancun Sunset-Beginning

Cancun Sunset-Beginning, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

Here is the beginning stage of my challenge piece. I am titling it "Cancun Sunset". I incorporated pearls as a metaphor for the ocean, a beaded Swarovski rivoli for the big glowing sun, setting along the horizon and luster seed beads to show the sparkling sunset on the ocean water.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Etsy Beadweavers Challenge - Spring Break

Spring Break, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

As promised, here is the picture I am using for inspiration to create my challenge entry for the January theme of "Spring Break". I am making another freeform netted cuff.

Green Patchwork Peyote Cuff

Green Patchwork Peyote Cuff, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

This is the last of my series of peyote stitch cuffs. It is made from Delica cylinder beads in opaque and metallic.

I now need to focus on my next challenge piece for the Etsy Beadweavers. The theme is Spring Break. Tommorow I will post the image I am using for inspiration to create a freeform netted cuff.

While I am beading, I am also longing to spin some gorgeous fiber I have in my stash. I wish I didn't have to work full time. LOL!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


I want to thank all of you who supported my work and voted for my red freeform netted cuff. The voting has ended and I came in 8th out of 42 entries! I was so pleased to see the results.

Next month's challenge will have a theme of "Spring Break". I am designing the piece this weekend and will post my entry later this week. Don't forget to check back often!

Green Peyote Stitch Cuff

Green Cuff-1, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

I decided to continue in this series of peyote stitch cuffs, making this one in my colors - greens.

I've been seeing a lot of beautiful bead embroidered cuffs and am eager to try one soon. Sherry Serafini is my favorite artist, when it comes to bead embroidery. She recently co-authored a book on the technique. I drool over the pieces in there. Plus, Sherry is coming to teach a workshop in my area this summer. I registered this week before it fills and can't wait for the opportunity to study with her.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Neutral Peyote Stitch Cuff

Neutral Peyote Stitch Cuff, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

Here is another in my peyote stitch cuff series, done in neutrals. It has a Swarovswki button for the closure. It is for sale on my Etsy site.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Green Freeform Netted Cuff

Green Freeform Netted Cuff, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

Here is a detail of my newest freeform netted cuff, in greens. I really love working in this style and am planning several more in this series.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Blue Peyote Stitch Cuff

Here's my newest creation - a cuff that is done in peyote stitch, using Delicas beads, which are gradated in color from light blue to dark blue. The Delicas I chose range in a variety of surfaces, from matte to metallic. The closure consists of a Swarovski button and peyote stitch loop.
Blue Peyote Stitch Cuff, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Red Netted Cuff for the EBWC, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

Hi, everyone!
I hope that you will take some time to vote for my Red Freeform Netted Cuff shown below at this site - Voting ends this weekend.

To see more of this piece, you can go to this link -

Thanks for you support! Vicki

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Red Freeform Netted Cuff

This is a freeform netted cuff that I created for the Etsy Beadweavers Challenge, with the theme of "red". The cuff is made from seed beads, Delica cylinder beads and Swarovski crystals. It will fit a wrist of about 7 1/2" to 7 3/4", depending upon how loose or tight you like to wear your bracelets. It averages 1 1/2" high. The closure is a beaded toggle, embellished with size 15 seed beads, with an embellished beaded loop.

Please visit the EBW Blog to vote for your favorite entry, after Jan. 5th, at: