Friday, February 18, 2011

This Photo

Here's the finished cuff....what do you think?

Currently working on a cuff based on the sky in this photo. Such lovely colors! I'll post the photos of the piece when it's finished!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


The first one is "Alaskan Waters" and was created for the Bead Art Originals Color Challenge. The next is the photo used for inspiration and it's the one I took on vacation at the stern of the cruise ship sailing through Alaska's Inner Passage. I love the color of the water there!

The next one is another in my "stone" series. This one is called "Chiffon Granite". And lastly is the cuff I did for a special order. I LOVE how it turned out, so nice and crisp and clean looking!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Etsy Beadweaver February Challenge

Voting has started! Check out all the beautiful entries & vote for your favorite here:

Starting February 9th the voting will begin for the "Touch of Royalty" Challenge. I've finally (after more than a year) submitted a piece for a challenge! It's a simple bracelet called "Elizabeth I" loosely based on a necklace Queen Elizabeth I wore in several portraits. The portrait I've included is the Phoenix Portrait painted by Nicholas Hilliard in 1575. Be sure to stop by the Etsy Beadweavers Blog ( ) from February 9th to 15th to vote for your favorite piece in the challenge...and trust me, this is going to be a tough decision!