Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Very Soon Now!

I have been practicing my beadweaving a lot in recent weeks. I think I have perfected it to the point were, very soon, I will be comfortable listing a bracelet or two on my Etsy store:
The Beaded Cat . I have also delved into making peyote amulet bags. I want to think up an idea for these bags that don't involve necklaces. I'm thinking about making them a bit bigger and making beaded evening bags. I don't know anyone who wears the amulet bags as necklaces anyway. I think I may make smaller peyote bags for keepsakes and storing earrings or even gift pouchs.....hmmmmm...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Seed Bead Frenzy Yahoo Group!

I just started a Yahoo Group called Seed Bead Frenzy! Anyone who has an addiction to seed beads or has an interest in learning what can be done with seed beads, please click on the button on this blog.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Here we go again!

Well, it's official! We are going back to Hawaii in May 2009. My job was eliminated here and although I was offered other duties, I didn't like any of them. Bob is eager to return to Hawaii as he hasn't been able to work as much as he wanted to here. So, what the heck! It's Paradise after all and we have our house to return to. I'm going to try to go to the Puget Sound Bead Fest in July, if we're settled in by then. If not, there's always the quilt show in Houston in November.

I've got a list of projects to finish before I go, so I'll be busy, busy. Also, we've got a couple of trips planned around Europe. It's been fun and we'll have lived in Europe for 2 years by the time we go. That's not too bad.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Advertising on my Blog

Someone who owns a company which sells seed beads, albeit not the kind I use, posted a comment on one of my blog entries which was thinly veiled advertising. I don't allow advertising on my blog. I promote the businesses which I patronize for my own reasons.

As for seed beads, for size 11 I use Delicas and Matsuno beads almost exclusively. I also use Matsuno size 8 and size 6. I am happy with my choices and will change only if I find a superior bead.

To any other proprietors of bead supplies, please do not post comments for the purpose of advertising your products on my blog. I will delete them and definitely will not patronize your business.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bead Mosaic and Gustav Klimt

I showed my bead mosaics to a friend of mine at work. She immediately said it reminded her of the work of Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Never thought about it, but after studying some of Klimt's work, with which I was very little acquainted, I think I see what she means. I do like his work the most famous of which is The Kiss . I know that as long as there are seed beads, square or round, I'll be making mosaics.