Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Beading again part 2

I have been online looking for more items for bead embroidery..since I can make a smallish piece in about 2 weeks and its the easiest thing on my hands and wrists..only to discover one of my sources for Laura Mears porcelain beads has closed (Beyond Beadery, Spokane, Wa)

Then desperate for an owl to embroider I turned to Etsy. I found a wonderful handmade wood domino pendant with an owl on it (from Jessica Klaaren of TheBirdandBranch. I finished this pendant last week.

And to my Joy, Laura Mears has her own Etsy shop now, LauraMearsDesigns, and my owl fix has been sated for now with this little guy. (with 3 more owl designs to come in a few weeks)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

"Oooh looky a new post" or "Beading again"

August and September were full of ups and downs. October flew by but I could not bead at all.

My boyfriend and I tried to cram in as much hiking as possible before the cold weather hit...and it hit hard in September, heralding the return of my arch nemisis Captain Tendonitis.

The discovery of riveting and a better type of paint for metal had me frantically painting and riveting everything I could get my hands on...then the pain was too much and I had to stop beading for over a month.

My first riveted adventure (the Tsunami pendant is riveted to the filigree, I put a swarovki flatback on top of the rivet head for a more polished look:

I got the Hunger Games movie the day it came out (yes, I am still an obsessed fan girl) is a locket inspired by the books:

A steampunk thingy ma bob (not sure if it will be a hair clip, pin, pendant, or a whatsit)

And my favorite riveted thing so far:

I completed an embroidered Scarab pendant before the cold set in, to go with my egyptian inspired cuff bracelet :