This week I chose to show you two well known shapes transfered to beadwork - paisley and teardrop. They are somewhat similar, yet in beadwork usually achieved in quite different manners. Paisleys are usually embroidered or, if woven, done in brick stitch. Teardrops are rarely done through use of beads alone, and are usually connected with beading around a tear-shaped cabochons. And here we have all of it - 3D teardrops, flat teardrops, cabochons, embroidered paisley, beadwoven paisley... I hope you'll enjoy my selection of deviations for this week.
Another embroidered paisley
Flowers in this feature, unlike the ones in Flowery beadweavings feature, were not made just by "painting" flower in beaded fabric using different coloured beads and, unlike French beaded flowers, don't need wire in order to get or keep shape. These were made using different sizes of beads, different stitches, different tension, by increasing, decreasing and shaping the beaded fabric. There are many different ways to make a shaped flower - from very
simple (think single daisy in daisy chain) to very complex. I'll provide several tutorials and lots of eye candy.
Brick stitched flower
Hi, all! Wow, I can't believe it's been two years since I last visited DA. I'm so sorry. Yes, I'm still alive, and I even hang out with some of you on Facebook, which is a huge time sink in my life right now, but also a great business tool.
Updates! Well, in the two years since I last journaled, I quit my medical records job, boosted my art activities (at least in 2015), and began a new career--more on that later. :P
In 2015, I published 7 pieces in magazines, and my Witch Hat pendant even made the cover of a magazine! I even had two projects in a special, once-per-year edition of Easy Metal Jewelry, July 2015 edition. Check it out!
Howdy! I don't really update my journal (or my blog... sigh...) as often as I should. A few things: I left the Bead Mavens group due to time constraints, but I'm on to bigger and better things. I'm working quite a bit with Wubbers University (I love them!) and I'm happy to have one fewer pull on my time. I still give the Mavens much love and props but I'm happier having more time to do my own thing now. I'll still be their cheerleader. :D
I've been in a tutorial writing frenzy due to some time off my "day job at night"... and I've released several large tutorials and several small tutorials this last week or so. I'm currently workin
Hi, all! Oh boy, I've been sitting on some news for a few weeks now but I've been given the go-ahead to share!
I received an email a little while back from the incredibly talented Lexi Erickson, President of Wubbers University (and famous metalsmith, contributing editor to Interweave Publishing, archaeologist, teacher, etc.). She invited me to become a teacher for Wubbers University! :party: I'm beyond excited! I actually own some of her DVDs on advanced soldering techniques! I'm thrilled beyond measure to say yes, yes, absolutely yes! You know who else is a teacher there? Bill Fretz! I own his DVDs and some of his tools! :swoon: