Describing the process of creating a piece of beaded jewelry as a gift.
In which I mention beginning work on an updated vision of this site, and continue working on a project for Xmas.
…though at the moment, I’m not practicing. Not beading, at least. Writing, that’s another story. I still have to work on an Xmas present for someone, though this person wouldn’t mind it being late. I think one of my greatest issues…at this point, at least, is that I’m more skilled with color combinations, than IContinue reading “There is no substitution for practice…”
The author describes part of the experience of having designed and made a set of beaded earrings for the holidays.
To paint or not to paint? As a beadworker, I use color all the time. Sometimes, though, I really want to break out of pre-fabricated colors in glass, and into the flow of watercolor…
I have actually gotten back to my beadwork, including design: I started playing (again) with a pattern I found a very, very long time ago. This was my introduction to Chevron Stitch, in The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving, (2002), by Carol Wilcox Wells. Well — actually, the pattern I was playing with a fewContinue reading “Fun with Chevrons”
It’s been a few days. In the interim, I’ve had a couple of tries at doing micro-macramé; once, without reviewing or following directions; the second time, paying close attention to my cord orientation and the instructions for double half-hitches given in Joan Babcock’s book, Micro-Macramé Jewelry: Tips and Techniques for Knotting with Beads (2nd Edition).Continue reading “Moving on: macrame lessons and new stitches”
Not to get all meta on you, but you’re probably wondering who I am. For the past ten years, I’ve run a blog over at Hidden Jewels. That blog started out as a private affair and only later made its way onto the search engines. Although I know it — well, exists — it seemsContinue reading “Who am I?”