Friday, April 25, 2008

Latest Pieces

A friend of mine recently asked me for something to cover a hole in her favorite jacket, so I beaded a patch. Then I decided the jacket would look funny with one small patch, so I beaded three more. Someone asked me how she would be able to wash her denim jacket with all that beading attached. Hmmmm... Then I remembered a glue I had used for sequined patches several years ago at Christmas time. It's Allene's Tack It Over and Over. I'm going to put it on the patches tonight so it will have time to cure. Then we'll try it tomorrow. I'll let you all know how it works. The patch to your left is a pin that I made this morning. I have several patterns (shapes) I'm going to make into pins and pendants. What do you think? This is a new idea for me. A year ago I wouldn't have attempted it. Doing the BJP this year has given me the confidence to not only try new things, but to put them out there for the world to see.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's a Puzzlement

This is a progess picture of my puzzle doll. The title comes from "The King and I". The colors I'm using remind me of the ball gown Deborah Kerr wore in the movie. These dolls are great fun to work on and a challenge in that we can only use the colors assigned. fortunately for me, I love purple. I was originally going to bead the back too, but changed my mind as I want to hang her on the wall.

I've been having fun this week working at my LBS. Can you think of a more fun place to work? And...I get to see all the new stuff coming in before anyone else. Yum!!! In truth, I'm just helping out, but I'm able to do so now that I'm retired, so why not? Have to get ready for work now. More later.
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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Boy's Handprint

This is the class sample for a class I am teaching next weekend. In a previous post, I showed a print for a 3 y/o girl. This one is much easier for a beginner in bead embroidery. It only uses the back stitch. I found all these fun charms for little guys and couldn't resist them. I have several ladies anxious to do this. It should be lots of fun. It's a good way to introduce people to bead embroidery.
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Pink Artist-Love Squared

Is she not beautiful? What a privilege to be a part of an endeavor such as this. So much love and caring went into this doll. I know when she is auctioned, she well bring many dollars to help with breast cancer research. To see more of her go to : You won't be sorry you took the time to look.
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