Monday, December 5, 2011

Fish Swap

A while back I was involved in a beaded fish swap. These are my efforts. You really should see what the others did. They were stupendous.

Ouroboros from Beadwork Mag Dec 2010/Jan 2011

From the Dec10/Jan11 issue of Beadwork magazine I crafted the Ouroboros Bracelet. It was gorgeous. I decided it need matching earrings so here is the result. The original pattern is by Kate McKinnon. The earrings were from made by taking the end from her bracelet pattern.

I've not posted much...

I've not posted much of my work. I really don't take the time to put up the pictures and post about them. I am trying to change. Maybe I'll make a date with blogger to post once a week...  Here's some more of my work.

Yellow Leopardskin Jasper and Bone  (my first bezeled piece)   

Hadley's Leading Lady Earrings

Autumn Harvest

Mardi Gras Mama

I really enjoy making items for swaps. I've had some major issues with my eyesight but am overcoming the burden of having sight problems. I pray you enjoy. This was a bead embroidery swap and challenge. I made the face focal which was my first time trying to do something with polymer clay. I used a mold but had fun learning how to condition and bake it. I love the result and the recipient did also. I will do more in polymer clay. I love it.

I introduce to you, Mardi Gras Mama

Featured in the June, 2011 Bead and Button Magazine "Treasured Trellis" Pattern by Juanita Jaycee Carlos

Enjoyed making for a swap. Learned much making this one. And found Jaycee to be a wonderful help.