Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Items

Here are two of the newest things I have been working on. The doll is my entry for the January Challenge on Beaded Art Dolls on Yahoo. I am finding it great fun to come up with different designs each month using the same doll pattern. I wear them frequently as pendants, but they can also be worn as pins.

I went on a face making kick recently. I supply faces for my LBS, Beads, Etc. in Clovis, CA. The owner of the shop has made it into a fun, comfortable place to shop, learn and bead. She is always bringing something new for us. Her regular customers and teachers have
become more like a family and frequently just go to the shop to hang out and bead.



The second picture is of a piece I did in a class by Kandra of Kandra's Beads. She brings an energy and enthusiasm to her classes that make them lots of fun. Even those beaders who had never done bead embroidery before produced spectacular results. We all immediately started thinking about doing another piece.

Other than that, I have been continuing to work on more pendants and have plans for a collar soon. I just finished teaching a class on brooches for our local Bead Society. It was a blast! We had 25 women beading like crazy. We'll all turn in our brooches for a Challenge next month. I continue to teach various classes at Beads, Etc. as well.


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11 comments:

Carol said...

I'm saying "ooooh wooooow". Beautiful pieces. I send a lot of people to your blog to see your wonderful work. I love it.

abeadlady said...

Thank you, Carol. You may be the best advertisement I could have.

Arline

Kiwi Ellen said...

Oh my, they are both delightful Arline.
The first one looks like an Ice Maiden, perfect for January with all the super cold weather we are having all over the country.

What is the necklace part of the pink one done in?

abeadlady said...

Ellen,
The necklace is a single row of RAW with 3 to a side and 15's and 4mm crystals added diagonally to both sides. It makes it spiral a bit.

Kiwi Ellen said...

thanks Arline ;)

Gammie said...

Absolutely one of my favorites. So, so, pretty.

Jeanne

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Oh, Arline, those are both beautiful pieces. The winter doll speaks loudly to me. How tall is she?

abeadlady said...

I'm glad you like it, Doris.
All of these dolls are 3" tall. I use the same pattern for all of them.

artandtea said...

Gorgeous, wonderful, sparkly beadwork, Arline!

GraceBeading said...

Wonderful creations Arline - as always! Always lifts my spirits when I stop in to see what your doing.

KV said...

Gosh, your work just gets more awesome as time goes by! Beautifully done, Arline . . .


Kathy V in NM