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Black Forest, Colorado
I have been creating beaded art jewelry for over 20 years now and it has been a wonderful adventure. It started with a friend wanting me to make a pair of earrings for her. Everyone at her job wanted a pair too, and the rest is history. My first pieces were hand painted designs on wood. I started adding beads and fell head over heels in love with beadwork.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

New but Old designs!

It has been a few or more years since I made these brooches, and I feel like it is time to start making them again.
I love vintage photographs, victorian women, fairy tales, birds, flowers and butterflies.
So that is what I will be using as the focals for these wonderful, fun and colorful pieces.
The first one I made was a picture of my grandmother at the age of 18, born in Sweden, married then traveled to America as a Salvation Army Missinary.
She past away when I was 5 years old, and when I look at her picture it is like looking into a mirror, I look just like her.
Anyway, I have had the joy of creating these for others to enjoy with their loved ones pictures on them, and hope to do it again. When not being worn they can sit on a small easel and be enjoyed as a mini photograph for your dresser or a table top.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Berets for moi

Berets for moi

Just a Beautiful Day!!

Been up since 4AM getting Jon off to work, the kitties fed and my computer playing out of the way.
Now it's about time to go get creative with beads.
I have a beautiful piece to finish up for a friend in Indiana, of Calla Lilies all embroidered with size 13 Charlottes in black, pearl, metallic olive green and 14K gold and white gold plated seed beads.
It is time for the fringe, this should be fun.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Back Yard

Having fun using photos I took of flowers in My Back Yard and altering them to look so electric and alive.
Someday I hope to use these in a creative way for clothing, and purses.

Red Roses in the Garden

Red Roses in the Garden
This piece was made with a fused glass cabochon, black onyx and Swarovski crystal.

Little Studio in the Forest

Little Studio in the Forest
This is my wonderful studio I love to go to work in. My husband Jon, a very good woodworker built this just for me!!

My Little Studio in the Forest

My Little Studio in the Forest
Inside my studio where all the fun is had. When Jon built this space for me he knew what I wanted more than I did. I had to move out for nine mounths into our bedroom, and it has been worth every second it took.

Paisley Pearl Brooch

Paisley Pearl Brooch
Bead Embroidered around a fused glass cabochon I made that looked like a big piece of Opal.

Goddess of Desert Storms

Goddess of Desert Storms
Fun with fused Dichroic glass and bead embroidery