Thursday, October 15, 2009
Hi all, just hit midterm in my freshman year at art school! I am finally going to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. My grandfather actually went to it's predecessor, Layton School of Art. I haven't posted anything in forever...mostly because I have no time anymore haha! I 'd post my life drawing portfolio entries that won me a scholarship but I'm not sure if I can. Does anyone know the policy on that?
Monday, April 6, 2009
I haven’t posted for awhile, I have been chasing boys. Just kidding, as you can see below.
Ndebele twist • Glass delicas
Variation on right angle weave • Iridescent glass midnight blue beads • Vintage glass button closure
Simple peyote stitch • Glass seed beads, stone, faceted glass beads • Two vintage glass button closures
Variation on right angle weave • Glass tube beads, seed beads, drop beads • Vintage glass button closure
Variation on a right angle weave • Misc. glass beads • Vintage plastic button closure
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Hey everyone!! It's been awhile, so here's something special I made for my grandma. She loves hummingbirds (So do I!!), so I made her a little window hanging-thingy. She just recently came up to visit and brought it with her because 2 more people she knows want one!! I am kind of in a pickle now though, because I made up the pattern as I went along! (Haha) So this should be fun...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
My purse was stolen from the car in Florida, it had a couple pieces of my jewelry in it. I'm so upset!! In the purse- twisted rainbow necklace, pyramid red and black bracelet, the purple and silver version of the bracelet designed below, and a couple of my twisty multicolored bracelets. I'm properly mourning them. Haha Forget all the other more important stuff that was stolen. That's okay, I'm beading still and I'll be uploading a couple patriotic designs soon.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Hey guys! Finally posting something new! This is a variation on a Ndebele swirl, which originally had 4 columns around. I switched that to 6, and decided to try incorporating bigger beads of the same color. I used cheap beads in case it didn't work out, ha ha, but I really like this necklace. I usually wear it with an all black outfit so it's not too gaudy. You just make a ladder base of 3 of each color, then go back through the first 3 to make a ring. Then each time you pick up two beads- the first is the color of the row you just came out of, and the second is the color of the row you'll be going into. Go down two of beads in the next row and out the top bead of the NEXT row. Just keep repeating this and you'll get a nice little twisted chain going. (If anyone's interested, I got the original pattern out of the book, "Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-loom Techniques." By Carol Huber Cypher.) Then I just started adding one big bead and one regular bead, then the next time around I changed it to two big beads until I had about 4 big beads on top of one another then started back to one of each again. (I think this helps a little so it's not such an abrupt change.) I finished with a simple beaded toggle and a ring of peyote stitch for a closure. Hope you like it! :)