Dazzling…

This is a sneak peek at several resin Faux Fire Opals that I made last week and the colors are mesmerizing…they are absolute “eye candy”! Each measures 25mm in diameter and one will be used as the focal accent cabochon in my new design, the “Six Petal Bloom”...

Let the Fun Begin!

I love geometric beading! I love the preciseness, how the beads line up so perfectly, and how a project can sprout spikes and folds!  During the past few months, I’ve been exploring the Warped Square and creating several pairs of earrings in that technique as...

Another Pair of Warped Square Earrings!

I’ve been busy this past week playing with Geometric Warped Squares once again! Aside from the  influence of several of my favorite beading books (Jean Power’s “Geometric Beadwork”, Diane Fitzgerald’s “Shaped Beadwork”, and...

Happy New Year and…

What better way to start the New Year than with something colorful and sparkly! I’ve just finished this pair of mismatched earrings (I love asymmetry!) composed of oblong, pear-shaped, round, and square cushion-shaped Swarovski crystal stones, 15/0 seed beads, and...

Really…

I should have started playing with Warped Squares several years ago when the craze for geometric beading was in its infancy. But there were so many exciting ideas presented in Jean Power’s book “Geometric Beadwork” and Kate McKinnon’s “Contemporary Geometric Beadwork”...

Another Take on the Warped Square…

I’m almost finished with my tutorial for the “Geometric Warped Square Arrow Drop Earrings” that were featured in my previous post, but I just had to take a break from proofreading to create another pair that is slightly different. This time...

I’ve decided…

The project I take on my next vacation will consist of Delica, seed, and Charlotte beads and a collection of beautiful Swarovski crystal cabochons. These beauties just arrived and they are absolutely breathtaking! I’m ordering more in other colors, shapes, and...

What treasures did I bring home from Bead&Button?

I truly tried to curb my enthusiasm this year, rapidly passing by all vendors who had tables piled high with gemstone beads…they are just too tempting and I find that I buy too many beads I will never use! Instead, I focused on supplies and materials for beadweaving...

It seems like I’ve been working on this forever, but…

The “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” tutorial is finally finished! I have literally been working on this mixed-media project for months and it’s lovely to see it come to fruition! Had it just involved beading a rope, it would have gone more quickly,...