Monday, February 8, 2016

SWAP N HOP partner revealed!

So excited!  Have my new partner for the 2016 Swap N Hop.  Her name is Laurie Vyselaar.  She loves to work in wire wrapping and glass beads.  You can see her work on her site by clicking her name,  She does lovely wire work.  I will be putting all her items in the mail later this week.  Hope you will check back often to see out progress and what I get from her.  We won't reveal the final pieces until May 15th!  Rock and Roll!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Play Time

I have never been a great seed beader but when I moved to Oregon I overheard someone say they had a bead group.  So of course I asked to join.  I like to work in different media at different times.  Seems to spark my creativity not to mention it takes me away from unpacking lol.  So I found a pattern by Deborah Hodoyer and first I did it in bronze and gold.  (Sorry the photo's are not that great because I had to take them from my phone because my camera broke.)

Then I thought I would do the same in blue and purple.
I din't follow the pattern as I used a different bail and I made this one smaller.  I used spiral stitch for the ropes and then added chain.  I love them and hope you do also