Sunday, June 01, 2008

Here are the latest additions to my Sea Anemones Series. They are in my Etsy store for purchase. Each one comes with a 18 inch steel cable choker and are ready-to-wear!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Summer Breeze

As we anticipate warmer and sunnier days to come to the Pacific Northwest sooner then later, I decided to place it in my beadwork to share with others.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Anemones Spiral Series

Many people mistake anemones as plants, they are actually animals. Sea anemones are a group of water dwelling, predatory animals of the order Actiniaria; they are named after the anemone, a terrestrial flower. Take a look where my inspiration to make these beaded beauties came from! Kunstformen der Natur (Art Forms of Nature) is a book of lithographic and autotype prints by German biologist Ernst Haeckel. The book was originally published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904 and as a complete volume in 1904, it consists of 100 prints of various organisms, many of which were first described by Haeckel himself. There are over 1000 engravings produced based on Haeckel's sketches and watercolors.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sushi Anyone?!?

Pass the wasabi and soy sauce please. My daughters and sisters are love sushi! We really got spoiled on Japanese and Asian cuisine when we were stationed in Japan for over 6 years. Here's a dish my daughter picked to get her fix for the week at a small family Japanese & Teriyaki restaurant just down the street from our house.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cellini Spiral Pendants

I just learned this is great new twist to the circular peyote stitch last month. I wore the Moulin Rouge last week to show case at work- lots o' great interest and comments! I just put two fabulous finished pendants up for the taking in my Etsy Store. They also come with an 18 inch sterling snake chain.

Friday, August 10, 2007

African Helix Bracelet

I finished this bracelet and wire-worked clasp in mid July before going on my trip to Maui. I finally had some time this week to take pics of it. It took about 6 hours to complete and it is considered an intermediate level project. Once you get the "helix technique" down and the first four to six rows, the rest is a piece of cake (to me, that is!).

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Lil' Diva Collection- Plush Pin Cooshies

My daughter worked on these "diva" pin cooshies for the past couple of days. No two pin pillows are the same. Each one are sewn with two complimentary fabric designs on each side and then the centers of each cushion are finished with embellishments of handcrafted goodies!