..."beaded art through the eyes of the beholder".

Friday, May 22, 2009


Follow the fascinating adventures of Otis, my Cleveland cousin's (http://www.LIHDesigns.com) sock dog, and his real life adventures of traveling with Leslie and her family to Italy. It's too cute! Please leave your comments on Otis' blog, address below:

GO TO: http://www.otis-sockdog.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


These hand-painted Russian pendants are absolutely top-quality; really divine! A great deal of craftmanship goes into each unique and intricate design. Made in limited qualtities, these little gems are sure to become a highly sought-after product. Worth every penny, these hand-painted Russian pendants are real treasures.

I used this Macaw piece (which I absolutely adore) in a cuff bracelet demonstration recently that I did for Step-by-Step Beads magazine. It is a 20X31mm rectangle black onyx Scarlet Macaw; the painting is extremely detailed with a high pilosh finish.

Find this product (AB-1 PAT1) at: http://www.artbeads.com/russian-artist-pendants.html. They have many more exclusive pieces to choose from. See all products at http://www.artbeads.com. Don't miss them!

Here are a few more photos of my Step by Step "Free-Form for Beginners" demonstration.

NOTE: Double click on photo for close-up view.

"A Mexican Sunrise on the Horizon"

Whew! I l-o-v-e-d these colors! Pizazzy challenges:
The Beadweaving Emporium, that Beadazzled is a member of, will have it's first beading challenge due July 1st.
The challenge is: "A New Horizon" and there is a second challenge to use the color green in some way. This is what I came up with ~ it also met the requirements of the Step by Step Colorworks Contest (http://www.sbsbeads@interweave.com) due the middle of May! With 4 custom orders to start and complete, I was feeling a real need to kill 2 contests with one piece, if you know what I mean? The Colorworks Contest requirements was to use the "tiertiary triad colors" of green, orange and purple. I loved working on this piece! Judges will be Margie Deeb, Colorworks author, and the staff of the magazine and finalists will be previewed in Step by Step's fall issue. You can find Margie at: http://margiedeeb.com/index.php.

NOTE: Double click on photo for close-up view.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Celebrate Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there and for those of you who aren't, share that time with your own mother in whatever way you can.
They are a special breed!