Staying cool and tying some knots. This macrame bezel technique is easy and versatile. I suspect I’ll have lots of fun looking for gemstones and rocks to wrap. Enjoy your summer.
Haven’t posted in a long while. Just busy with life. A quick view of two recent micro-macrame necklaces. Simple and sweet, and on the way a new home. Ceramic pendants by Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer on Etsy.)
Here we are for the 2nd Annual Challenge of Travel. This challenge is all about the “Staycation” . In reality, the “staycation” concept actually motivated us to take a real vacation this summer in order to escape the never ending heat at home. Haven’t been able to take a real vacation in like 10 years. … Continue reading
I do admit that I hoard beads. Actually, not so much on the beads, but more so with pendants and charms. As a lampwork glass worker, I can always make beads, but ceramic pendants are a different story. Love these moon faces by Birgitta Lejonklou. Of course Buddha’s are another favorite. And, micro macrame necklaces … Continue reading
“And it stoned me to my soul Stoned me just like Jelly Roll And it stoned me And it stoned me to my soul Stoned me just like goin’ home And it stoned me” (Van Morrison)
Recently ordered some Linhas Setta cord from Knotmore.com and tried it out on a quartz point. This cord is great for working with stones. It is waxed, so it’s a little thicker and more substantial than C-Lon cord. That wax gives it some gripping power. I’m liking it very much.
The past year has been filled with many personal and professional challenges. Some tragic circumstances ( a suicide death of a remarkable friend and a manslaughter death of a co-worker.) To say that it was a tough year would be an understatement. I’ve learned over the years to just do my best to stay in … Continue reading
This is the second Challenge of Color Blog Hop that I have participated in. I find it’s always fun to have someone else choose a color palette for me to play with. This time the lovely Miss Erin and Miss Brandi gave us a selection of two palettes to choose from. (Thank you Erin and … Continue reading
Even though summer is over for most, it is still hot here in the Mojave desert and I am still dreaming of a visit to the beach. That’s probably why I designed this double wave bracelet in aqua and tan (waves and sand). The earrings are recycled from a tin found at a yard sale.
Love the inspiration for the challenge this month at Art Bead Scene. Flora by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1588 Oil on wood, 73 x 56 cm Private collection, Paris, France (Color palette by Brandi Hussey) When I first looked at this I thought, Dia de Los Muertos! It reminds me of a floral version of sugar skulls. … Continue reading