Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fabric Dying

Last Saturday I took a fabric dying class with some ladies from my new guild. (Palmetto Quilt Guild of Hilton Head Island). It was on St Helena Island and little over 1 hr. away from HHI.  I had a grand time even though I thought I was going to drop from the heat and humidity. First we did immersion dying and I love what the final results. Here is a photo of the first half of our day.

Very very happy.

Then came the afternoon. By now I'm pretty much dragging my you no what. And it shows in my second try of dye painting and shibori. Well the blue shibori is not so bad but the folded one is yucky and so are the other 2 pieces.

I was thinking that I might use De-colorant on the last 3. 
Any way this is what I've been up to. Mean time, I am getting ready to leave for Italy on Friday. Meeting up with my traveling friends, Sisterhood of the traveling scarves. Woo hoo looking forward to it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New pair of earrings

I just found this in my Drafts. I made this awhile ago, but I guess I forgot to finish this post. They really look great on. Here's another photo.

3 new bracelets

It's a shame, but these photos don't show how really pretty these beads are. Especially the one below with the copper clasp. The half Tila beads have such a pretty iridescence color. I love these clasps. They are magnetic and so easy to get on and wear.  

 I decided to see how this pattern would look using superduo beads instead of the half tila. It worked out beautifully. I also added small silver drops as a fringe along the edge.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sun printing

Yes I finally got around to Sun printing. Not the greatest success. I will probably do some stamping and stenciling. Here are 2 photos.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Finished Projects and Musings about Sun printing

I've been reading a lot about Sun Printing this morning. It sounds like fun and I would love to try it. But of course the Sun isn't coming out today. It's been raining off and on for the pass couple of days. Boo! Right now I don't know what I want to do next, Quilting, Beading or now that I've take some drawing classes, Sketching.

But here are the 2 beading projects that I just finished.

Oh my! is that the Sun I see. I just know as soon as I get everything set up for Sun printing it'll start to rain.
LOL....there it goes, behind the clouds. :-( 

Monday, July 14, 2014

SAQA trunk show

One of the groups that I belong to is Studio Art Quilt Associates, better known as SAQA SC/GA regional. About 6 months ago I received a 14" square piece of hand dyed fabric and told make some art. Which was good that they didn't ask if I wanted to participate, they just said here's the fabric. Otherwise I probably would never had gotten around to saying yes or no. I'm glad they pushed me to create. Today I will send it off and it will travel through the south for the next 2 years. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Lantern Bead

I just finished this sweet little Lantern Bead designed by Diane Fitzgerald. It took me 2 days but I just love it. It measures about an 1 1/2 inches.