Monday, June 28, 2010

Back in the Groove

It's been hot in the studio recently! Luckily it has been worth it, and I've really gotten into the groove of making beads again...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Heart Day!

I had a "happy accident" in the studio yesterday and ended up making a little heart out of the goofed up bead! It turned out so well that I kept making hearts and ended up with these little gems...Happy Heart Day!!!
One of them is actually a button...and the other four will slide onto a chain through the middle.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Pendants in the Gallery

Here are some pictures of new pendants I took down to the Art Market Gallery.

I've been busy in the studio recently!
Stay tuned for more jewelry and bead pictures!

The Many Flowers of Summer

Despite the terrible heat...I love the flowers that are in full bloom right now. I couldn't resist taking some photos at a friend's house recently. Her garden is just beautiful!

She has such a variety of day lillies, in interesting colors! Looking at them side by side makes me appreciate their differences, and I can definitely see trying beads in a few new color combinations! :)

I never get tired of studying and photographing flowers.
God's creations are amazing...and always inspiring...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Art Dolls - A Round Robin 2

Doll #4: For this halloween themed doll I wanted to try something I made a spunky tutu to suit her personality. She had some super cute long legs, and I thought would be really good at ballet if given the chance. :) There are actually 2 little skirts that make up this removable tutu (in case the owner didn't want it to be quite as full). I started with some stretchy black ribbon trim and tied strips of several different colors & textures of tulle on each one.

My hope was to tie in all the colors used throughout the doll, and I think she's coming together nicely. :)

Only 2 more months to go until I get my own doll back...I can't wait to see how she turns out! :)