Saturday, August 23, 2008

Beaded Tapestry

I thought I'd post a picture of my first beaded tapestry just as it came off the loom.

I'm going to put fringe on the bottom and add a bead hanger to the top. It looks much better when it is held up to a window.

And here is a picture of my latest bracelet and then my work in progress on my new Mirrix loom:

I'm working on an original design of sunflowers. I think this one will be a beaded purse !

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Well, I haven't been traveling much. We had a guest cat for almost two months in June to late July. She was a challenge. I was concerned that my two cats and the guest cat would get into a very large, violent disagreement. So, I stuck close to home.

Since I was around I started to learn beadweaving on a loom. I also began to do peyote, right angle, and spiral techiques, too. I began learning beadweaving a couple of years ago, but quit because I had my jewelry store on Ruby Lane and that store was too expensive to let just sit around; I had to get string items made. Now, with my Etsy store, I can put in what I want when I want and only incur expenses when I list or sell something. It makes things much more flexible so I can learn new techniques and expand my creativity.

I am almost finished with my first loomed bead tapestry that I designed myself. I'm pretty exicted! I'm not going to divulge much about it until I can actually post pictures.

Later today, I hope to get some pictures of some bracelets I've make this summer.