Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Work

Well, our CCBS Bead Show has come and gone once again. It seemed to be successful. All the vendors looked busy most of the day. Putting on a bead show takes many people and the cooperation of all. Our CCBS President, Jennifer, headed up the show committee this year. In addition to our annual raffle, this year we also had a silent auction. There were some beautiful pieces of artwork in it. I must say, I'm glad it's over for another year, but will look forward to next year's show.

This first picture is a pendant I made for a friend's birthday. It started out to be a bracelet. lol. It just wasn't working for me so I turned it into a pendant. I haven't done any brickstitch for a while, but it made a nice bale with a little embellishment.


This is also a pendant. It was hung on a Kumihimo cord I made using the colors in the pendant. This work was part of a Kit Challenge in CCBS. We each buy a kit with all of the same beads and go from there. It's always fun. This year's kit was a bit too pastel for me, but, oh well. It's good to get out of your box once in a while.
This last picture is a soft bead embroidered cuff. Jamie Cloud Eakin challenged me to do one with just seedbeads. This is the result. The major lines are done with back stitch and the rest with moss stitch (or random picots). It was kind of fun to do this one.

Now to get back to my BJP pages. I haven't totally neglected them, but they had to take a back seat for a while.
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6 comments:

Carol said...

Wow, you put a lot of texture in that white bracelet! I'd say you met THAT challenge head on!

abeadlady said...

Thanks, Carol. It was odd, not having any cabs, etc. to work around.

a2susan said...

I agree with Carol about the white bracelet! I have to say it is wonderful, and what a cool idea to do a bracelet all in seed beads only. I like your other pieces also, but this one is extra special. Too late for the book??!!

abeadlady said...

Thanks, Susan. Unfortunately, yes, it was too late for the book. I can't complain though. I should have 3 or 4 pieces in there. Don't want to be greedy. lol

LUCY said...

Bellisimo.....espectacular

beadbabe49 said...

I'm agreeing with carol also...you rose beautifully to the challenge!