June 30, 2011
New Hampshire Bead Society member, Sandy Sherman did just that. This is her version of the Inca Lava Rope found on page 16 of Triangular Bead Crochet Ropes. Isn't it a stunning rendition?
This is my version of the pattern so that you can see how one stringing table can produce pieces that come out looking so different. They each fit the personalities of the individual bead crocheter.
You can find both e-copies and print copies of the book on my website, Bead Line Studios. If, by chance, you want a personalized copy of this book to try your own variations of some different designs - by all means, email me. I have a few printed copies on hand that I'll make a limited time, web special price of $20, postage paid (USA only), signed. You deserve to have a crocheted piece that reflects your own personality. With today's bead choices, there is no limit to what you can do.
June 26, 2011
The more I dig, the more I come up with things that I wonder why I bought them or why I bought so many of them. Because I snowbird, I have limited space and I've now vastly exceeded that space. Something has to be done. Help me simplify my life and give some of my treasures a new home.
This is the second round of my beadroom clean out. There will be one or two more after this one. I'm going to see if this format works - so bear with me please. These items are all marked for individual sale. Once the interest has waned, I'll re-combine the leftovers into groups and you would then purchase everything in that group. Sort of like a box lot at an auction.... the good with the uninteresting.
First come, first served ..... email me with the group name and what you want. I'll let you know if it's still available. Payment will only be by PayPal. Anything under $25 will ship First Class Mail for $2, otherwise it will go in a $5 Priority Mail envelope.
June 23, 2011
June 15, 2011
Update: this store is in Jaffery NH, "Seaver & McLellan Antiques" - they have an Etsy store
The next time you take a walk, look around. What do you see? Is it something that strikes your funny bone or is it something that might translate into a beaded work of art. Talking to a young child often brings out things that we (as adults) no longer see. When I lived in California I realized that my daughter's education was sadly lacking one winter. She came running in, telling me, "Mommy, Mommy, there's feathers falling out of the sky!" At 5 she had never seen a snow fall before.
June 6, 2011
The overall shapes of the individual parts also have merit as beadwork possibilities. I'm not sure just how I'd do it, but a layered bead embroidered piece comes to mind.
I used an on-line color picker to extract the color palettes. Do a Google search as there are a lot of them out there. If you want some beading colors for this Fall, you wouldn't go wrong with a combination of these.
June 1, 2011
I'll be doing a slide talk in Concord NH at the Society meeting. It's the same one I did in March in San Diego. If anyone is going to be in the area and would like to attend, contact me by email.
I will have an eclectic assortment of items for sale: Books, Software, DVD, Kits, and "beadroom cleanout" beads.