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”

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”

More Bead Art

Gift Shop Artist of the Month.  August 2018 I will have my bead art for sale in the Bear Gallery Gift Shop this month.  Stop in and say “hello.”  I will be there for First Friday   August 3rd   5 – 7 pm .  Every Wednesday 12-4 pm .  The show is up all month andContinue reading “More Bead Art”

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.”

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”

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 aContinue reading “Back to beading”

A Night of Surprise!

Tonight was the First Friday opening for the 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition. The show Juror, Emily Nachison had her work cut out for her. There were over 200 entries, only 64 are chosen for the show! I was pleased to find out that two of my pieces had been selected for the show. “Gold Dredge”Continue reading “A Night of Surprise!”

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