Saturday, January 12, 2013

Memories and Thanks Blog Hop

Beading guru Lori Anderson is hosting another blog hop...this one is a little different. To read about the story behind this hop and a list of the participants (130 in all!) visit her wonderful blog. Thank you Lori! Grab a box of tissues and read about everyone's tribute to someone who has touched their lives. My bracelet is dedicated to my beautiful sister Marcia, who passed on in 2004 of ovarian cancer. I miss her terribly. She loved flowers and iris was one of her favorites. When I owned my flower shop in California, she used to come down from Washington to help me on Valentines Day. We worked hard but had so much fun, I couldn't have done it without her. That's her on the left. This picture was taken around 1982.
This bracelet was a new endeavor for me. It started with my lampwork cabochon which I did some beadwork around and backed it with gray ultrasuede. I wanted to do something different this time so I incorporated it with antique brass wire and more beads and crystals to form a beaded cuff bracelet. Like is earthy, multi-faceted and unique. Now I'm off to see everyone elses creations and read their stories.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Beads

I've made a few more of my vase style beads in an antiquities style. I love this look! Inspired my Google images of ancient vases and jugs...Google images are a great place for inspiration.