My BeadworkSince I created this page on September 22, 1999
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I only do beadwork on a loom, not lazy stitch or the cute earrings and stuff :) Here are a few of the pieces that I've done. This first piece is made for a tarot bag; one side has a floral pattern, the opposite side is the four directions, and a gold-bead geometric design for the bottom of the bag..
I've made both a bracelet in dark frosted blue and green beads, with gold metal beads setting off the triangles. I sold both of them (the hatband and the bracelet) to a lovely lady on eBay for her husband :) Unfortunately I just couldn't manage to get the colors to come out right on the scan, maybe it was the frost texture on the beads, I don't know. Anyway, it's a very simple, very elegant look! The pic on the left is the hatband, and on the right is a close-up of the beadwork, that gives a better idea of the colors... except for the gold metal beads which just do NOT show up well! I've just recently made another hatband of the same colors for myself, I liked it SO much! :)
Another hatband... You might notice that I really, really like the look of bright translucent beads for the design, on an opaque black background, I use that a lot in my designs!
This is a patch that I made for my jeans vest. It's one of my favorite pieces! The scan came out a little dark because the beadwork was already sewn onto my vest pocket.
This next bracelet is my personal
favorite. It's a "traditional" turquoise, meaning
Now, HERE is a major project; a camera strap, 3 feet in length and 33 beads wide. Now, at 13 rows per inch, that would be 468 rows, times 34 beads across would be 15,444 beads in this camera strap! I'm just a glutton for punishment :)
A couple of pieces using Native American
designs that I found in a book;
and then a little flowered strip that I did "just because" :)
A few more heart bracelets....
...and trying the Greek key design; this
first one is really very rich and spectacular,
Some experiments with color and geometric
designs. I particularly
Now, last but not least, here's my Pride
and Joy; a wedding present I made for some
Current projects in the planning stages (or just waiting for a loom to get freed up to get started) include another hatband in the frosted blue/green and gold, like the one above
My poor jeans vest is going to be awfully heavy!! <g>
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