Friday, February 29, 2008

the bead buffet

THE BEAD BUFFET is a necklace that came to be because I have this not so great habit of tossing orphaned beads into a box as I am working. In lieu of sorting, I decided to use them as they were...I found beads of all colors and sizes, charms I made and a couple from a swap, a pendant with a clay face, buttons, sewing notions, pearls, handcrafted faux resin beads, and much more. It is eye candy and conversation all wrapped in one. This item is definitely one of a kind and availabe for purchase. contact:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

elements and imagery

Size: 22x30
This is one of my favorite pieces. The line drawing was exaggerated using a tool called "ink in a pencil" with emphasis on line, shape, and pattern.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

beads beads beads

This chunky necklace looks heavy, but is actually very light. Large beads, small beads, round beads, tubular beads, all hand crafted from faux resin and collage.
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Saturday, February 02, 2008

one world-one heart

This necklace titled Painted Memories was offered in the One Heart One World 2008 Giveaway on Feb. 14, 2008. The winner of the draw was The Conspirator, from A Conspiracy of Blessings. The winner has until Feb 19th to send me a snail mail address in order for me to mail your prize.

encaustic to wear

This necklace will be part of an encaustic class that I will be teaching for Art Unraveled 2008 called "Those Blooming Encaustics".
Encaustic painting, embellishment suggestions, and a demonstration on how to "faux patina" a wire wrapped bead will be part of the class.
Each student will create one of a kind pieces of wall and wearable art.
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