It's been a couple of weeks since I posted because there's been a lot going on behind the scenes.
I can now let you know I am bringing back the Bead Mavens, new people, new format, hopefully lots of good info and free tutorials you have told me you enjoyed so much :) Relaunch date is August 4th when I will start introducing the new designers for the first year. Yes, I will have new designers each year!
So many people wrote before wanting to know how they could be a Maven this time they will have a chance. More on that later.
As we have our first cool day, read under 100 degrees, we're planning to take full advantage of it and get rid of our cabin fever.
But I thought I'd bring you a little eye candy to start your day and let you know I'm still beading and writing tutorials.
This is the tutorial in progress right now...it's in the testing/editing phase.
The Ric Rac Waterlily was inspired by all the wonderful work Kate McKinnon, and the world, are doing with her book Contemporary Geometric Beadwork.
I've worked hard to just take inspiration and create something of my own whilst also keeping things in my current style of bold color with black and white.....which people keep telling me to continue....no problemo, it's my personal style :)
The 3-layer and the 4-layer versions
The regular size ones with the bangle/wall wreath in progress.
And the 3-layer sitting on top of the bangle in progress just for fun.
And once that tutorial is finished I can start on the tutorials for these babies....my Doodads :)
Cone, Corkscrew and Pyramid.
Alrighty then....now you have some good ol' bead porn to look at I'm off to the park :) Have yourselves a great weekend!