Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This Wednesday in Beads

So I know I promise pictures of my weekend bead adventure...but I ended up working on finishing an embroidered bracelet which took FOREVER.

Anyway here are some fantastically blurry pictures of said bracelet. I am still working on getting a real camera.

Happy Wednesday :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This 3 day Weekend in Beads

I have been pretty new bead goodies to share just yet (hoping to get some things finished tomorrow)

I am running a Summer themed Challenge swap over on beading daily ( Sign ups are open through June 9th. For more info please see my post here

This is open to all members of Beading Daily. Membership is free, if you are not a current member.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with tons of beady goodies to share :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This Weekend in woad..

Saturday I attended the Seattle Woad Workshop with expert Diane Lambert, her assistant Sophie, our host Kathy Hatori, and a really fantastic group of ladies and gentleman that were all friendly and super creative. (Thank you Lisa, for sharing your bucket!)

Why Woad?
I like blue. I also like the fact that it was used in celtic and renaissance times and since I attend renaissance faires, woad lends some authenticity to our outfits. Apparently you can also dye beads with woad. I need to take another class since I did not know that and just brought fabric.

So here is what I woaded! (keep in mind, everything was originally just plain white)

And here is the group...hard at work

There was talk of another class in September...I think that's plenty of time to find more things to woad. By noon I had run out of things to dye, I ended up buying 2 scarves and then redying alot of what I had done already so I could play with the shades of blue. I think its so facinating that one plant can make so many different colors of blue.
That's it for now :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

This Weekend in Beads...bring on more steampunk!

For some reason, I can't get enough old rusty things and watch bits...

A necklace with an etched bullet casing pendant:

A charm bracelet with watch gears and mixed metal chains:

And a pair of earrings with watch gears:

I found this fabulous vintage purse frame on Etsy:

I am searching for some cool fabric...the plan is to make a renaissance style frame purse with some bead embroidery on it. Need the right fabric though....

Well that's all for now. Off to clean up the bead desk :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

April giveaway winner

And without further ado..

The April giveaway winner is:

Lori Anderson!

I promise to most more beady adventures, back to the bead desk :)