PICNIC IN MAY ON LILAC WAY
The winner of the Second Place ribbon in the Seed Beed category of the Bead Dreams competition at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee. What a fantastic event, and the reception for the finalists allowed me to meet so many amazing bead artists! You can read about this work here on my blog. Created in January, February and March, 2013. In my private collection.
PERSIAN PRINCESS PARUREThis set was designed for the Etsy Beadweavers "Shades of Scheherazade" April Challenge. It represents the exotic curves and movements of Middle Eastern dancers. You can read about the design of this piece here on my blog. For Sale in my Etsy Shop.
Created for Steven Weiss and Beadsmith, using a Golem Studio ceramic cabochon, and the new Miyuki Baroque beads. You can read more about it here on my blog. Created in May 2013. I think this one will stay in my own collection.
ARTICHOKE! GETS ACCESSORIESI liked the necklace SO much that I made it a bracelet and earrings. Again, I used the new Miyuki Baroque Beads, which I really love! Created in May 2013. In my own collection.
SEPTEMBER SONGThis work is named for a song with the same title, that compares the seasons in a lifetime to the months in a year. It is about a beautiful autumn day and is also a self portrait of sorts, and your can read more about it on this blog. It was created for the Battle of the Beadsmith 2013 during April and May.
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL SET NECKLACE
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL SET BRACELET
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL SET EARRINGSI have been enjoying making bracelets and earring this year for the first time. The set was created for the Etsy Beadweavers "June Bride" challenge and is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Created in May.
Created for the Etsy Beadweavers "Ocean Adventures" challenge. An exploration of clean edge bezels with embellished centers, in this case, a white-capped tempest at sea. For sale in my Etsy shop.
Created for the Etsy Beadweavers "My Favorite Song" challenge, September 2013. Features inspiration from the hood ornament, grille, bullet bumpers and displays a rhodocrosite pendant license plate. For sale in my Etsy Shop.
AUTUMN RUSSIAN LEAVES NECKLACE
Created for the Etsy Beadweavers October Challenge. The assignment was to choose a picture postcard and use the color in the image as your palette, trying to emulate the hue, value, intensity, and proportions of colors to each other. For sale in my Etsy shop.
TINY TURQUOISE TOTEM
A custom project for a client who wanted a piece designed about a small bit of carved turquoise given to her by someone special to her. Read more about the process here on my blog.
SAM IN WONDERLAND
A gift for my beautiful niece Samantha, who has a tatooed sleeve featuring the John Tenniel Alice in Wonderland illustrations. This image is an Arthur Rackham drawing, and although not a match to her other illustrations, I think it is the best of all the Rackham drawings. When I found this cabochon by Sandy Spivey, I knew it should be Sams.
KLINGON COURTSHIP JEWELRY SET
Created for the Etsy Beadweavers "Out of this World" December 2013 Challenge. Selenite flame point from Morocco and Bohemian Matte Silver Spike Beads, netting and peyote stitch. For sale in my Etsy shop.