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A BEADWORKER'S JOURNAL

At the beginning of the month of March 2003, I began an on-line creative workshop at About Beadwork. One of our "tasks" was to start doing what we called "morning papers". It gave me the idea to start a Beadworker's Journal, a place to keep track of beadwork I completed,sources for the beads I used and just a general diary of hatever occurred to me while I was working. Until I bgan to do this, I really felt tht I didn't really accomplish much.. ..
 
  NOT TRUE! Considering that I started and finished all these projects in just a month's time, I discovered that I actually did quite a bit! Take a tour and see if you agree......
 

Beaded Beads
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IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION

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These are the last five of a series of twenty-five beads that I did for a woman in Sequim, WA. They are done with czech charlotte-cut 11's in two colors, czech 11 mattes, and czech charlotte-cut 13's. I used Nymo "B" thread and a size 12 "sharps" needle. By the time I completed all twenty-five beads, I had gotten pretty good at sculpted round peyote stitch! Boy those 13's were something else! They are so tiny that a friend watching me work remarked that it looked to him like I was beading with pepper!

for a future project, I would like to do some beads with patterns, I think that would a great next step in mastering the art of "beading around an object.

 Emily Hackbarth did a great tutorial on beaded beads when she was the Beadwork guide at About.com's beadwork site.

Emily Hackbarth's "Bead a Bead" tutorial

These were a commisioned work, so alas, they are sold and no longer live with me!

BEADED ORNAMENT
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IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION

This ornament was another commisioned piece and I had a rough time working on it, since pink isn't really a color I am attracted to. The design was from a book by Karen DeSousa. This scan is a bit dark, but was my first attempt at scanning with my scanner laying on it's side, so the fringe on the ornament would hang correctly.

IDA'S WOLF BAG
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SOLD. IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION

This bag was worked in a flat peyote-stitch strip from an original design by Lynette Washington. After I stitched the sides together I figured out a very slick way to attach the spiral rope to the sides of the bag, I finished it with lush fringe that end with the most perfect opaque blue "claws".When I bought them last year at a bead show, I had absolutely no idea of what I would ever use them for!

I had so much fun with the bag that I designed a pair of earrings to go with it!

IDA'S WOLF EARRINGS
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SOLD> IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION