Beading History

I am starting a new beading project. I love all of the historic buildings / landmarks in Alaska and I love beading. I will work from photos for reference, Each piece will be approximately 9 x 11 inches. I hope to incorporate a stone or piece of mineral from each location into the bead art.Continue reading “Beading History”

It was a busy Spring!

I made new beaded pieces for my show at Alaska House Art Gallery for May. Lots of new wearable art neck pieces! Show is held over for the month of June.  I beaded a crop of new earrings and a few new necklaces for The Bear Gallery.  I beaded lots of new art and earringsContinue reading “It was a busy Spring!”

New Bead Art for B.C.D.C. Alaska

I delivered my piece for “the 14th Annual Gala Affair” today.  It is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Detection Center. They seemed pleased.  Artists were given the acrylic display and asked to do art for the Auction. I will try to get pics of the other art pieces. Randall Compton and Barbara Lavallee are aContinue reading “New Bead Art for B.C.D.C. Alaska”

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! IContinue reading “One bead at a time.”

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 newestContinue reading “New bead project”

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 theContinue reading “I think I am finished…”

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. Continue reading “Winter Cabin update 1-11”

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 doneContinue reading “Bead embroidery update”

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