Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kit Work

These four pictures are the pieces I did from our Bead Society kit this year. There were many beautiful and diverse art pieces made from this kit. Of course, the colors were right up my alley.

This first piece had an odd shaped donut that cried out for fringe. Did I ever tell you I hate fringe? It never seems to lay right for me. Oh well.

This necklace includes three lampwork discs made by one of our local bead makers, Vicki Cedarquist. I love using them in my work.
This piece is one of my "hats". Apparently, viewed from the top, it looks like an old fashioned decorated hat. I must be getting in a rut as several people have made the same comment about some of my pin/pendants.
You can never go wrong making a freeform peyote bracelet from a kit. There are always lots of options for embellishments.

It's been a busy week for me. I helped our LBS owner, Becky, in her booth at the Woman's Conference on Tuesday last. It was tiring, but fun. Robin Roberts from Good Morning America was an inspiring speaker. We were able to talk to hundreds of women about the shop and how much fun beading is.

The above pieces were displayed at our annual CCBS Bead Show on Sunday along with those of other members. It was a nice display and will be at our County Fair in October as well.

A week from tomorrow we leave for the Bead Unique Bead Retreat in Tahoe. I'm really getting excited about it
. I need to get Marcia's book out and brush up on RAW. I do use it often, but practice never hurts. Beki Haley's class will give me a really blingy necklace when finished. Hope it goes with my jeans and teeshirts. LOL. I know I will get a lot from Sherry's class. I feel like my work is a bit static right now and I'm hoping she can give me some suggestions to improve it.

I took some pictures at our show and of some of my newer works, but Picasa is being stubborn today and won't take them. I'll try again later. Have a great beady day!
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flyingbeader said...

Arline...they ALL look great. See you next Wednesday

a2susan said...

I love what you've done. It may seem to you that your work is static, but it looks great to me. Hopefully the BU retreat will give you some inspiration and a boost - with such good instructors you're going to have a blast - and the participants of course.

Ralonda said...

Sherry will definately be able to help you out of that rut! Have a blast!

beadbabe49 said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum!

Ellen said...

Just lovely Arline, what fun to have a kit to play with like that!

Henrysmomsmusings said...

All of the pieces are wonderful, Arline. But I think my favorite is the pin with the fringe - which hangs just right.

williamsburg beader said...

I love the your work and sypathize with you on the fringe. I love fringy (?) beadwork, but hate doing fringe. I'm jealous you get to go to the Tahoe retreat. Tell them to do one on the east coast! Have fun!