Handmade Beaded Jewelry

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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nature's Bounty

Wow, I can't believe I'm back from South Carolina a month already. We've been very busy here getting the house ready for Sale. But I did make time to finish a quilt that I had started a few years ago. Well, maybe a little more then a few years...LOL...Anyway, it is finished. This is the 1st time I ever did the big stitch instead  of the standard hand quilting stitch. But I needed to finish it quickly so that it can go into the Northern Star quilters Show in May. It's funny but when I was working on it, I didn't like it. I can see all my mistakes. That's what happens when you have your nose into it. I even thought of taking my name off it and calling it anonymous. Now that I'm over myself, and standing back, It's not really that bad. I don't expect any ribbons, but that's OK....Bye the way, the blocks were from Gabrielle Swains book "From the quilters' Garden"