Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Le Finestre

 In Sept. 2000 I took this photo of windows in the medieval  Italian town of Asolo. Which is about 1 1/2 hours west of Venice. Then in Photoshop I play around with some effects . And finally translated it into a wall hanging.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Bead Society of Greater New York


 It's been a long time since my last post. It's not like I didn't think of posting, I just didn't have anything interesting to say. Now I do. At least I hope you all think I do.

 On December 8th The Bead Society of Greater NY will be having 2nd Annual
Handmade Holiday Craft Fair
 The Great Hall 
 The Fashion Institute of Technology
                                                      West 28th St. ( bet 7th & 8th Ave)
                                                                 from 10am - 5pm
                                                                  Free Admission
                                                  Jewelry, Accessories & much More
                      I will be one of 67 artists who will have a table with work to sell. 
If you get a chance come to the show I hope you will stop by my table and say Hello.


Friday, May 18, 2012

I worked on this necklace while manning my table at Northern Star's quilt show at the beginning of the month.  I finally finished it a couple of days ago. I'm sooooo happy with the way it came out. It looks so pretty on. It was fun to do also. Because I had a chance to share the process with the people who came to my table. I also finished another necklace today. Something that I had started awhile ago. But the photos didn't show how truly beautiful it is. I will have to work on my photography.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Nothing of interest to blog about right now. I did make 2 pairs of earrings, but I haven't taken any pictures yet. So instead I thought I would post a pretty boutique that I got for Mother's Day from my husband.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Northern Star Quilters Guild 2012 show

This past weekend was NSQG's Annual guild show. I was able to take a few photos of the some of the special exhibits. I'm sorry hadn't had a chance to take more. It was truly a magnificent show. One of the special exhibits' paid homage to the Red and White exhibit that hung in the 69th St. Amory in NYC.  The membership of our guild made 92 miniature red and whites quilt and others loaned their large R&W's for the exhibit.

The other exhibit, that I was able to photograph, was one by The FiberArt NE group. It was called Totems and the hung from the ceiling in one of the class rooms.

If I missed some of the totems I apologize. Not all the photos came out good enough for posting. And no amount of photoshopping was going to fix them. But the comments I heard from the people who where there were wonderful. Kudo's to my fellow Art quilters. You all did a bang up job.

P.S. I didn't participate in the Totem exhibit. But I did in the R&W. Also, if you would like to see a video of the show, here is the link   http://youtu.be/qlTC8xTpXpU

Monday, April 30, 2012

Annual FiberArtNE Show

Yesterday was FiberArt North East's opening reception. We had a wonderful turnout and the food was delicious. I have posted all the quilts that were in the show. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed sharing them with you.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jane Davila a friend and leader of our FiberArt group asked all of us if we would take one of her printed bug squares and do whatever we wanted to it except quilt it. We will then hand them back to her to use  has samples in her workshops. I took the dragonfly. First I took the paintstick and applied the color on paint palette. In this case the waxy side of freezer paper. Then with a dry stencil brush I colored in the back ground. I was going to then stencil some leaves or flowers in the background. But I had already packed them away and I couldn't fine them...LOL Oh well! I did find my stamps and fabric paint pens. And so use them instead.  Then I painted the dragonfly wings. I think, it came out kinda cute.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Jewelry

I've been keeping busy finishing up jewelry UFO's ...Which is the bracelet below. I love the funky look to it. A great summer bracelet. I also made some earrings. These were quick and what I think of as the potato chips of the jewelry world. Instant gratification to make you feel good in finishing something..By quick I mean they only took 2 hours for one pair. Instead of a couple of days.

 I liked these earrings so much that I made one pair for sale and one for myself.