Cabin in the Wilderness

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 far are the size 22/0 vintage Italian “greasy” beads used on the birch trees  Follow my progress, ask questions, leave remarks… it’s going to take awhile to complete this one.  I plan to spend as many days outside enjoying our short summer as I can.  I can bead on rainy days.

6/17/17
6/17/17
6/17/17
6/18/17

Follow Along

I have been beading busy! Yes, beading busy.  I have a new show in Feb. just set up for that today. Will get pics up soon.  I also have 1 piece in an invitational show, and I am working on 4 pieces for a show in March. Whew.

I think now is a good time to start another follow along project.

new project
new project
new project 2
new project 2

Starting a new bead art neckpiece

This is a follow along project. I will take as many pics as I can, sometimes I just get into the beading and forget to stop!   I spent a few days cleaning / reorganizing the bead room and found things long forgotten! The center piece is a piece of Australian Opal, in matrix. It is a beauty. I love the flashes of red when it is in the sunlight.

Here we go.

drawing a pattern to follow
drawing a pattern to follow
tacking felt to the aida fabric
tacking felt to the aida fabric
deciding what goes where   the tiny black stones are star diopside, center piece is the opal
deciding what goes where the tiny black stones are star diopside, center piece is the opal
Australian Opal, in matrix
Australian Opal, in matrix
making bead soup
making bead soup
pretty happy, I found all the blues, greens, purples and the red I need
pretty happy, I found all the blues, greens, purples and the red I need