Friday, March 22, 2013


 Working on some spring time pieces even though  the weather is not cooperating. I'm loving the simplicity of the loon piece. I have some clouds drawn in but I think I'll leave them out because I like the stark contrast of the butterflies with the bright blue background. The little cross neck pouch is cheerful, that opal lavender vintage bead is so pretty. 
I've moved the bead table back upstairs to the gallery. It's nice to be back in front of my big windows, the light is so much better. I can't help but feel antsy though, the giant snowflakes falling down today are not part of the spring time feeling I was hoping for. You can bead all the spring themes you want but you can't make it warm up any sooner...

Sunday, March 3, 2013


So here are the finished wall pockets. I hemmed and hawed on how to make them. Finally I ordered some salmon skins for the the back pieces and used neoprene, (the material that all the fishermans waders are made out of) for the lining, which in my mind tied it all together. While I was putting them together I kept saying I'm in whip stitch hell. This was way, way, way to much whip stitch to do all at once! Using the same colors and pattern on all three helped the continuity though and in the end the whip stitch hell payed off...