Sky and clouds are done! Working on the second layer of pine trees, and the bush. Birch trees are next. Using size 15/0 for the pine trees, a mix of 15/0, 16/0 and 18/0s for the bush. I will probably use 20/0 for the birch leaves.
I have completed the hills and mountains, starting to bead the sky! I’m going with a summer blue, evening sky but…. check out this photo from our sky last night! I will probably use this for reference on another piece.
I am still working on the cabin. I am anxious to get the flat sections finished and get started on the layered areas. The bushes, flowers and tree branches will be a second layer and the tree leaves will be added on last. Lots to do. Once I get finished with the green ares IContinue reading “The Cabin”
I have managed to fill-in most of the lower grassy area and added a cute little garden. Will be working on the sky behind the lower level trees next. Then I will be able to add branches and leaves to the trees and bushes.
It has been 10 days since my last post. Our summers are short, but oh so busy in Alaska! Gardening, yard work, fishing, ball games…. so much to do. With all the fun things I get to do I have not been spending as much time on my beading. I got the water area completed,Continue reading “Summer Days in Alaska”
Since we now have nearly 23 hours of daylight I will start a bead art piece using tons of tiny beads! This piece is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. I spent one day getting the foundation together and drawing the basic outlines. I am using size 11/0, 13/0, 15/0, and the smallest so farContinue reading “Cabin in the Wilderness”
I love the feel of Ndebele chain. I won’t be doing it for a while after making 26 inches of it with size 11/0 seed beads… in white. She is kinda cute tho. She needs a name, ideas welcomed.
My latest bead art piece. This measures approximately 4.5 inches in diameter. I am having fun with this smaller size and all of the new Alaska animals I have gathered to play with.
This is a piece I made for a juried show. Found out today that it has been accepted! I can’t wait for First Friday. It should be a great show.
Beautiful show at Alaska House Art Gallery. Great First Friday crowd in town. Thank you, Yolanda Fejes.
Finished! I put in about 8 hours of beading today. Trimming, backing and edging. This is the last of 4 pieces I am doing for a March show. I will post all of them on the day of the Show. Thanks for following along, deb
I completed the main beading late last night, added some tassels tonight. I will trim, add backing and start the edging tomorrow. For those asking about the size, it is a 5 inch circle.