Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best layed Plans

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See this ship. This is the Emerald Princess. Right now it's in the Caribbean sailing towards Aruba.  Why am I telling you this? Well I'm supposed to be on it, with my husband and my friend Gail and her husband.  Instead I'm stuck here in NY because Mother Nature had a hissey fit and dumped a hold lot of snow on us. Oh, between 12"-20" worth.  So there was no way to get to Ft. Lauderdale. To say that we're a little bummed out is an understatement. We were so looking forward to New Years Eve party...It's been years since we've gotten all dressed up and gone out to celebrate.  So our travel companions and my sister & brother in law are coming here for NYE and we will make a lovely dinner of Fillet Mignon, roasted potatoes. grilled veggies and salad.We will get all gussied up and open a bottle or 2 of bubbly to bring in the new year. One of my other friends suggested we get a tub of water and place it in the living room. Maybe put in a couple of boats. We can make believe were on the ship. Do a little swaying back and forth....LOL.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 3 Something New

I have a small collection of buttons. Some of them antique and some are reproduction antique. I've always had a love of antique jewelry and back in the early 90's I took jewelry making classes in NYC at the Cecila Bauer studios. Right around the corner from FIT on 28th St. I worked in fine silver and gold. Anyway, I seem to have a certain style. Which seems to lean towards the romantic. I fine that is also the case with my quilts. If I had to describe my work with one word, that word would be dessert. And don't we all Love dessert...LOL

Thursday, December 16, 2010

day 2 of Something New

 This bracelet was a real challenge. I had to follow a chart. So it was a lot of 2 rows forward and then 1 row back. Another words, a lot of unstitching.  It was me or the chart and I won....LOL...At least I think I did. I like it. It is made with #11 delicas in jet black,   24k plated beads, and Swarovski crystals.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

something new

Just because I haven't been blogging regularly doesn't mean that I'm not working...LOL.....This necklace is made with #8hex beads, silver beads and dodads. And just for fun some freshwater pearls and a Murano bead. Here is a closeup. Tomorrow I will post a different piece....maybe a bracelet...
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Love Letter's

I can't believe a whole month went by without one post from me...I'm so sorry. I have been working and I do have pictures to post. For now I will post this sweet little quilt that I just finished. I friend of mine has a home decorating business. And she gave me lots and lots of upholstery samples. Really, a perfect size for small quilts.
I call it Love Letters..Ohhhh I'm such a romantic..
I also shared most of the fabric with my fellow art quilters.