Sunday, November 21, 2010


Here's the finished piece of beadwork. As you can see I did add the little rice bowl and its shadow.  There are actually several things in this piece that I've never done before. I wanted to design a challenge for myself. The light patch on the corner of the table is suppose to be from a light in the room. The refection in the mirror.  The shadow of the clear vase not being solid. Also, making the curtain out of all satin beads in 3 different colors,( doesn't it look like curtain material?) and the silhouette of the bird in her nest behind the curtain. All new things! I'm pretty happy with it. So I lazy stitched it onto the leather that will be the front of the bag and now it has to be made into a purse.

Robert hard at it...
Use to be that I did it all, but after we bought the leather sewing machine my husband took over the leather work. He is very good at it and it frees me up to be creative with the beadwork! I can't tell you how much I appreciate this, not only do I not have to sweat the meticulous leather sewing, but he also does the linings and his amazing work has stepped up the quality of the finished product. Thank you Robert!


  1. Dang it!! When I saw this post in my blog roll I was so excited to see hoo, no picture. But that's ok, I went over to your website to check there and I am always glad to see your work.

  2. The pictures are there now, some kind of snafoo...

  3. Thanks so much for calling attention to the details. Just amazing work and the shadows and silhouette and curtain are so detailed and creative. Wonderful piece.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Kate, it's beautiful! I love the plant (mother-in-law tongue??)..and the's wonderful!!! how nice to have 'hubby help', isn't it!!

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