Monday, May 17, 2010

Straight Off the Beading Design Bench

I've been busy this weekend trying to catch up and get ahead with my class schedule seems I constantly fall behind no matter how determined I am that I won't.   I sat down on Friday and designed projects for the next three months and then started working on the samples.

This one started out to be a pendant or brooch project but it decided it wanted to be reversible which kind of takes the brooch part out of the loop.
I wanted to do a Rio Grande pendant so each side of the bezel is based on a cane used to make the beads.

I was also asked recently if I ever taught earring classes and I realised it's been a while since I did any earrings so....these are my Little Lantern earrings. They actually have 22 Swarovskis in each earring so the sparkle is fabulous even if it doesn't show it here.

Last week I taught a freeform peyote class which involved a lot of size shifting but in a very random manner which freeform I thought I'd teach a class on structured size shifting and designed this Zig-Zag Ruffle Cuff, and was designed to fit into the Rio Grande collection.

I still have four or five samples to make to complete the schedule through August but at least the projects are designed now.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the reversible pendant and the colors of your Rio Grande collection are awesome. Really love to see new pieces!


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