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One bead at a time.

I have been beading up a storm! Getting ready for a new show is always exciting, and messy.

Here are some photos of what I have been doing.  My piece,” There is Music in the Air” was in the juried art show” Whimsy”. It was a fun show. Lots of talented artists in Fairbanks! I have included a few photos from the show.

New bead project

After looking at this bead art for 2 weeks I am certain that it is finished!  Framing bead embroidery is a challenge.  Shadow boxes are nice, but seem to hide the work.  I like the open frame on bead embroidery but, worry about dust, hair , and other environmental problems.  

I have started my newest project, it is for a juried show in March.  I hope to have it done in a few weeks.  Here is sneak peek of it.

I am doing research on a project I have lined up… it involves palm trees.  I have no first hand experience with palm trees, but looking at all of the internet images is fun while I sit here looking out my front window.  30 below, snow and no palm trees!

I think I am finished…

I got a lot done over the last few days, finished the pines and added branches to the other trees.  Filled in the edges and put some little touches here and there. I will sit it aside to make sure I am done while I decide on what type of beads to use for the edging.

I was a beautiful day, sunny and about 18 degrees above 0!  Took a short walk while the sun was up.

 

Winter Cabin update 1-11

I think we have reached the part of winter where I get antsy. I started beading the pine trees, got done with one and jumped to the door frame. The door needed more outline, it was really bugging me.  Made a bare bush out of horsehair and beaded it into place under the pine trees.  I found a cool raven bead and had to add that, but she needed to be doing something… dug up this antler looking piece, stained it and beaded it in place. Now,  I will go finish that pine tree!

Thanks to all for following and your kind words!

Bead embroidery update

Happy New Year!  I have been working on the night sky of my new beadwork.  I am almost done with the sky section and making my plans for the trees. I will be adding a layer to the trunks and sewing in the branches. The layered work is tricky, a lot of it is done one bead at a time. I think I will start with the pines on the left using a bead mix of dark greens in size 15/0.  I have plenty of inspiration right out my window!

35 degrees

We have been having an odd winter in North Pole.  Last night it was 35 degrees above zero, and raining.  Yep, raining.  The weather man says it will be above zero for the next week.  This makes for poor road conditions but saves on the heating bill.

I like that I can hide inside and work on my art.  I have finished most of the snow on this piece and added a layer to a few of the tree trunks.  Next I will start on the sky, glad to start working with other colors!

Progress on Winter Cabin

We have snow!  I managed to get a little beading done between rounds of shoveling earlier this week. We got about 8 inches of new snow. So , I just had to add snow to the cabin roof.

Working on the path today, more photos to come.

Winter Cabin

Back to beading

The head swelling has abated. After having two pieces accepted in 64th Parallel, getting Honorable Mention for one of them, finding out that one of them was purchased and getting ready for my Artist of the Month show, I can now settle back into a routine of beading.

I finally got around to making a beaded piece using 13/0 beads for a small journal.  I had a kit and wanted to put beads on it. I also stamped a design around the edges and learned to use a gold infused wax to color the design.  I think it turned out cute.

 

 

Now I am going to start another cabin.  It took me all afternoon and four tries to get one I like. Drawing is not my strong point.

I have eight shades of brown in the bead mix I will be using on the logs,   This will be  in size 11/0 mostly, the layering will be done with 15/0 and 22/0. I will update as it progresses. Lets get started!!

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