Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Rypan Designs will be at the Toronto Bead Society Bead Fair on October 31 and November 1 and than at the Hobby Show on November 6, 7 and 8. Stop by and see the latest designs.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I combined the sodalite with acid etched black quartz in a two stranded criss cross necklace.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
This morning as I was waiting at the local Go train station I saw the fox that lives in our neighbourhood. I saw this fox a few days ago. This morning it was in the green space between the tracks at the train station.
It was being chased around the area by a very territorial cat. Here they are watching one another.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
My first day at Creativ Festival is over. I started the day by help Maria start setting up her booth. In the afternoon I took my first class with Lisa Pavelka to make her crystal column. We used shades of purple crystals on a base form. Here is a closer picture.
This evening I took a cross-stitch class with Jennifer Aikman-Smith for her Castle Paper Ornament. It is a beautiful castle design stitched on perferated paper, folded into a 3-D ornament. I will post pictures when I finish it.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I am also take a few classes during the festival, including two with favourite cross-stitch designs, Jennifer Aikman-Smith and Teresa Wentzler and one beading class with Lisa Pavelka.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The second set of beads the I purchased from Elly Peters were white and orange, which would be perfect for a Halloween or pumpkin themed pieced. But once I started playing with the beads and adding beads to the bracelet it started to remind me more of a favourite childhood frozen treat, Creamsicle. So here is my Creamsicle Dream Bracelet.
I added 6mm fireopal Swarovski round crystals, 10mm white fire-polished beads and copper spacers to the lampwork beads. I have finished it with a copper toggle.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I used two sizes of Swarovski crystals to create the pistil in the center of the flower and a couple green crystals for the stem. This makes them look like the classic white calla lily.
Now it is on to the sides to see the dragon really take shape.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I am currently writing up the instructions as I have volunteered to teach this small project at the December techniques night meeting of the Toronto Bead Society.
I photographed the steps as I made up another sample this morning. I plan to include the photos to illustrate each step.
I may try a different placement of the colours and use crystal AB Swarovskis instead of the chalk white AB.