As the images in this gallery illustrate, I have settled on five major techniques and styles over the years:
1. Wing-bracelets made from size 15 seed beads using Peyote stitch that are heavily influenced by tribal tattoos
2. Cuff-bracelets made from size 11 delica beads using Peyote stitch that are either pictorial or utilize geometrical patterns inspired by ethnic sources such as Persian calligraphy, Celtic keypatterns and African and American Textiles
3. Objects, necklaces and bracelets using Brick-stitch and a variety of bead sizes and shapes mostly employing circular, fan or serpentine patterns
4. Ndebele stitch bracelets either with a clasp or as a cuff with two segments laced together. The Ndebele either has other beads embedded in it, or shows pictorial designs that would also be suitable as loom patterns. The ripple cuffs get their effect from a combination of size 15 and size 11 seed beads arranged in a wave pattern that causes the bead fabric to buckle and undulate.
5. Bead embroidery, which is a fairly recent addition to my repertoire, but which I love because of its versatility and the ability to combine a vastly different selection of beads, stones and found objects
Fan-Tastic I Ellygator 1,407 613 Fan-Tastic II Ellygator 112 68 Peacock Paisley Ellygator 290 161 Maharanee Ellygator 97 98 Witching Moon Ellygator 22 10 Octopus Hug Ellygator 31 12 Pearl Vines Ellygator 118 46 River Serpent Ellygator 41 23 Gingko Gecko Ellygator 112 62 Moon Owl Ellygator 73 35 Stormbringer Ellygator 170 133 Elemental Collar - Earth Ellygator 51 31 Undine Evening Bag Ellygator 434 221 Ocean Dreams Ellygator 53 52 Caribbean Sunset Ellygator 16 6 Cellini - Interrupted Ellygator 66 10 Cellini - Interrupted Necklaces Ellygator 28 8 Ocean Treasure Ellygator 27 12 Cephalopod Dreams Ellygator 143 85 All the Juicy News Ellygator 38 17 Lilacs and lavender Ellygator 19 6 Mediterraneo Ellygator 48 4 Spring colors Ellygator 65 6 Daydream Ellygator 29 13