64th Parallel

First Friday at the 31st Annual 64th Parallel Exibition The guest juror this year was Jovencio de la Paz.  He gave a very interesting lecture Monday night, after a long day in the Bear Gallery. Fairbanks area artist submitted over 200 entries.  I think we wowed him Fairbanks! I don’t know how he narrowed itContinue reading “64th Parallel”

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Stocking up for winter, beader style.

Shipwreck Beads had a great sale. This means I am almost ready for winter beading. I know I will buy more beads before our long Alaskan winter is over but, this is a good start. The 64th Parallel Exhibition is this month.  It is going to be juried by Jovencio de la Paz.  I heardContinue reading “Stocking up for winter, beader style.”

Salmon Box

This is a commissioned piece. I will be posting my progress on this. It is a salmon skin and moose hide trinket box. Measures approximately 2inches square. The salmon skin pieces remain soaking in cool water until needed. I like to work with wet skin, easier for me to sew. The box will also needContinue reading “Salmon Box”

Breaking out the gold beads!

Well, I have made some progress. Decided not to use the gold saucer beads flat, turned them on their sides. Much better. It is starting to tell me where I’m going. Cute little guy. Still unsure what the final form will be.

Salmon Vessel

This is a new piece. It is made of salmon skin, fox fur and porcupine quills. Trimmed with freshwater pearls and seed beads. I submitted it for entry into “Patterns of Influence” a juried art show. I found out today that it has been accepted !  I will have to wait until Friday evening toContinue reading “Salmon Vessel”

More Bead Embroidery !

I started this piece a few days ago. Spent hours searching my stash for just the right pieces. Then I went thru the seed beads to get the perfect mix of colors to use. Got out my heavy felt and aida cloth and began placement of the main pieces. This is where I always needContinue reading “More Bead Embroidery !”

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