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
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
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!
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
Monday, January 14, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
I hope that you will take some time to vote for my Red Freeform Netted Cuff shown below at this site - http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/ Voting ends this weekend.
To see more of this piece, you can go to this link - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8675726
Thanks for you support! Vicki
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
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: