Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stella Polaris

My daughter Autumn and my 2019 Battle of the Beadsmith entry, Stella Polaris.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Toho Challenge 2019

For the 2019 Toho Challenge I made a three part design. 

Valley of the Flowers

The necklace is in two sections that can be worn together or separately.
The lariat is 42” inches long with 31 bell flowers. The rope is made using fire polish and round beads as well as demi round and round seed beads.
The multi component necklace features a version of my Candied flowers design and some multi hole bead components based on a project from my book, Colorful Components. The 40mm sieve pin in embellished with teacup beads and can be removed and worn as a stand alone piece.
The fused glass focal was made by Karen Leonardo.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Colorful Components

Colorful Components: Transform multi-hole beads into beautiful jewelry with this fresh and approachable component-based stitching method.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Beading Contests 2019

There are many types of competitions for beaders.

Here are the links for contests in 2019-

Bead Dreams- beaddreams-international-jewelry-artistry-awards

Fire Mountain Gems

Fashion Colorworks

Facet Design monthly challenges  february-design-challenge

Preciosa Ornela

Toho challenge   2019-toho-mini-challenge

Friday, February 8, 2019