Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have to decide if I should put it aside until the next bead show (in March) or make the trek out to Beadfx in Scarborough this weekend. It may depend on the weather on Saturday.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
And this one is all Crystal Copper.
I have a few others that I have not yet photographed. I am getting better at my wire wrapped loops with making so many of these.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I did this first sample a while back but Maria did not have it kitted up for sale yet. It is now available (We have it at the Toronto Bead Society Bead Fair this weekend). She then wanted a colour combination to tie into the upcoming Mysteries of Ancient Ukraine: The Remarkable Trypillian Culture (5400-2700 B.C.) exhibit at the ROM. Maria has a series of necklaces entitled the Trypillian Spirit Collection which will be sold at the ROM gift shop. The Trypillian variation use black and bronze beads.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Maria designed a new piece call Triple V Jewel. Which is a beautiful netted necklace embellished with jewel-toned cathedral-cut beads. It is going to be featured in the Canadian magazine A Needle Pulling Thread, Winter/Holiday 2008 issue. She is also going to have kits available for sale at the upcoming Toronto Bead Society Bead Fair (Nov 8 & 9). She needed a new sample as the original was still with the magazine publisher, so here is the sample I stitched (I only did the centre section for display purposes).
Before the embellishment.
After the embellishment.
I also finished another box or tuffet as this one is called. The bottom again concaves in, so there is not much room to put things in this one. I have a little display of boxes started. At this rate I will need to get a display cabinet soon.