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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Work in Progress

Technically, I started this project almost 2 years ago, when I first made the fish and mermaid.  But then my son was born and beading time collected dust bunnies.  I don't like unfinished projects and it's been weighing on my mind, so I dusted off the forgotten pieces and started back to work.  I wanted a scene of the ocean, with shells, blues, coral and corralling technique at the bottom fringe.  I have a little more corralling to do and then I need to work on the chain, but so far, here's the process.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beaded Cork

I don't drink.  I just don't like the taste of alcohol.  That said, I think certain bottles are cool looking and now, I think some wine corks are pretty!  My cousin, Deanna and her fiancĂ©, Burkley, visited with us and suggested a bottle of wine to go with supper one night.  Greg said the wine was good, but I couldn't see why people drink the stuff.  But the cork is pretty!

I was going to throw the cork away, but decided on a whim, to bead the sides.  I also put a few rhinestones on the middle.  Sorry, the glue is still drying.  Yuck.  But you get the idea.  If I were to do this again, I'd start with an embroidery piece at the ends and work up the sides.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Making Crosses

Around January, I started beading crosses.  At first I planned on only making a few and giving them as gifts for my mom and my mother-in-law.  Then I started making more, in all sorts of colors.  I thought about giving them to extended relatives, but realized some people might not want them.

Instead, I donated 21 crosses to the church where we attend service.  Below are some of the crosses.

I made this one for Holly's youngest daughter.  It was fun to work in the bright colors.

This one I made for my sister-in-law, Madelyn.  She requested the black and gold.