Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sneek Peek at new cuff

Here is a peek at my newest cuff. Those who know me, know I am not a monochromatic girl. Usually I go for brights and lots of contrasts. When I started pulling beads for this cuff, I kept putting back all the sharply contrasting beads. They didn't satisfy me somehow. I also tend to work in color blocks, but I am working out some new (for me) patterns with this cuff. What do you think?

As in my last couple of cuffs, I am using no peyote, or other conventional stitches. I'm also only using one stone. Very different for me. I am going to explore using different techniques for a while and see where it takes me.

I'm looking forward to taking the train with friends up to Oakland for the NorCal Bead Bazaar this Saturday. It's sure to be a wonderful show. I know Out on a Whim will have all kinds of new goodies to buy and I'll be looking for some different kinds of focal pieces for my bead embroidery. I'll be sure to take pictures of my stash when I get back so I can share them.
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12 comments:

Carol said...

The beading is beautiful. I sure look forward to seeing the entire piece. Lucky you to have a bead show to go to. Bead and Button is pretty far for me, but I am going in 2011. You always have such intersting focals. I'll be fun to see what you bring back.
Carol

shawkl said...

I am new to beading; mostly I dabble in jewelry making since a friend introduced me to it last November. I use lots of beads in crazy quilting...and now have a new addiction because of these two endeavors.

I'm not sure how to email you...but would like to discuss a teaching endeavor with you.

Could you please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com about this idea?

My blog is at www.shawkl.com and my website is at www.shawkldesigns.com so you will know I'm not a nut case. Okay, sometimes my family would argue that point...but not usually. :)

Kathy

abeadlady said...

Thanks, Carol. I will take pics and post them. I still haven't been to B&B either. Maybe next year.

Kathy...email is on it's way to you.

KV said...

Positively gorgeous!


Kathy V in NM

abeadlady said...

Just finished the top of it. Should get it done tonight. I'm glad you like it.

Doris said...

What do I think? I absolutely love the colors you chose. They speak to me very loudly. Can't wait to see the rest of the cuff.

Lynn said...

Arline this is just gorgeous! Can't wait to see the whole thing. Have fun on the bead trip. Like, really, how could you not???!!! Looking forward to your show and tell when you get back :)

shawkl said...

Thanks so much...I emailed you back!

Kathy

williamsburg beader said...

I really like the colors - reminds me of the beach - at least our Virginia beach. I think you have some peanut shaped seed beads in there- how did they work out. I've been looking at then trying to decide what to do with them if I buy them. Catherine

abeadlady said...

Catherine, Good eye for the peanut beads. I like them for bead embroidery. I add a 11/0 seedbeads between them and I can make them meander down wonderful little pathways. Makes for a great look.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i just love the palette. and the designs are so pleasing and calming. i can't wait to see the whole thing finished up!

beadbabe49 said...

Is it done yet?