Late Winter Trip to Denali

It has been an exceptional March as far as weather goes.  We decided to take a drive down to check out the park. We did not see much wildlife, however we did get to experience some fast changes in the weather. The temperature was 41 degrees when we got there, the skies were overcast but,Continue reading “Late Winter Trip to Denali”

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”

35 degrees

We have been having an odd winter in North Pole.  Last night it was 35 degrees above zero, and raining.  Yep, raining.  The weather man says it will be above zero for the next week.  This makes for poor road conditions but saves on the heating bill. I like that I can hide inside andContinue reading “35 degrees”

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.”

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