One of my favorite plants in the Mojave Desert is the Joshua Tree.
I was playing with polymer clay and was inspired to make a few pendants.
This one has the “ghost” of a Joshua Tree design.
Matches up well with this macrame necklace I knotted.
I’m liking this new-to-me design for the necklace.
Enjoy the spring sunshine.
Just finished up this macrame mandala barrette secured entirely by knots.
Here’s a little eye candy to welcome in the new year… Happy 2015.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop hosted by Lori Anderson.
I had great intentions for putting together lots of jewelry designs using my hoarded stash, but ran into an energy crisis.
So, I had this load of beads that i wanted to manipulate into something swell, yet they remain piled on my work desk.
I did manage to make two simple designs and I really like how they turned out. Sweet and simple.
This one is a belated birthday gift for someone special. It features an awesome focal by Birgitta Lejonklou
(Angel Whisperer at Etsy).
And this necklace, a simple hammered silver hoop with a citrine gemstone focal bead and dangle.
Enjoy the rest of your hop, grab a favorite beverage and find your way to the link of participants at
Lori Anderson’s Pretty Things Blog.
Trying out the demo version of Painter X3 with an Intuos Pro. Self taught, first attempt digital art journaling.
Managed to get a handle on some super duo action during vacation. The result is this cuff bracelet.
“Your work is to discover your work
and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha
Special Buddha ceramic pendant from Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer at Etsy). Knotted by me using a modification and twist on one of Sherri Stokey’s macrame tutorials.
Trees Laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Garden, 1873 Marianne North.
I found myself with a little time on my hands this week and I was inspired to participate in the Art Bead Scene June Monthly Challenge. I did a full year of the challenges in 2012 (you can read about that here), but haven’t participated in a long time. So, here’s the result of my effort for the challenge this month. I wanted to keep it simple and still be a stretch for me, so I decided to make an “macrame art bead” using the butterfly image for inspiration. I’ve recently been incorporating crystals into macrame designs and this design provided the perfect opportunity to include a small clear quartz crystal. Other than the knotting, I decided to keep the rest of the necklace unadorned except for a few small seed beads using the color palette provided by Brandi Hussey. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. You can see what other designers have created at the ABS flickr group.