Monday, January 30, 2012

They just keep coming in!

Custom orders for flowers are apparently the trend for me right now, here is another one that I've finished recently.  She wanted it to mimic a tigerlily:

And next is a nice break from the flowers pouring in; A ruffled peyote link necklace.  This one is a gift that was ordered so I won't say who it's for, but it sure was fun to make!

Now I'm off to work on the next custom flower!  Black and purple this time, at least they are all so different :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Keeping Busy

I'm finally remembering to go back to the original purpose of this blog, which was to work my way through Marcia's book Beaded Opulence (find it here ) and kind of got sidetracked by all the other "ooh shiny" things in my possession.

Here are a couple of those things while I remember where I was in Marcia's book and get back to work!

Another custom flower for another friend, this time attached to a barrette for her hair!

Something different I decided to try out, a new kind of bangle:

And to start bringing us back around to Marcia's book, a vintage-y pink and gold daisy spacer version of Abacus, the first project in the book.

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's almost like a garden!

I've been working a little on some new items, along with continued work on house projects (which never seem to end)  I will say I'm incredibly excited to be attending the Bead & Button show this year, as I will get to take a class from Marcia DeCoster on my actual birthday!!!  I really enjoyed her class last year because her projects teach you a stitch but then allow you to make it your own.  You can be as creative as you want.

In the meantime, here are some flowers!

This last flower, the purple and silver, is a custom one for a dear friend, Krissy, and it is attached to a stretchy headband piece so she can wear this beautiful flower in her hair!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vacation over!

I'm finally back from vacation (or rather, house projects and being out of town)

I've been working on getting the house ready to sell, the husband and I are hoping to move in the spring!

This is what I've had time to work on in the meantime:

And this is a special project for one of my tattoo artists!  She's phenomenal and incredibly talented.