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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
“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.
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
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.
Time for the first reveal at the Bead Soup Blog Party # 7. First off, I was thrilled with all the beads, charms and bits that my partner Debra Behrends (Hopeful Journeys) shared with me. So much good stuff that I could not fit everything into my limited design time. (The raw materials.) Next up, … Continue reading
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