Monday, June 2, 2014

In the interest of doing something I'm good at

I spent some of Memorial weekend laying out a bunch of new bead embroidery designs.

I've had this fairy/mermaid centerpiece for several years.  She was embroidered but the piece just never worked.  So, I'm trying again, and putting her in a larger collar piece.  I'm thinking greens and blues, with lots of sparkly crystals.

With this one, I want to do an ode to the Three Graces.  Aren't these faux carved bone figures wonderful?  I got these here at Christine's Cache.

Here's another focal I've had for a while.  It's from when I was trying to figure out a good way to do art pieces.  I used a thin piece of balsa wood and decoupaged this clip from an old belly dance book on it.  I think she needs flowers.  And a coin fringe. 

Here's an art clip from a Dale Chihuly exhibit photo, in Columbus, OH.  I'm planning to pair it with citrine and a bit of amethyst.  I love love love this chunk of raw azurite, paired with a fossilized sandstone.  I'm going to keep this really rough and rustic, I think.

The plan is to do black spirals on this large collar piece, using different finishes of black.  The abalone and druzy piece will be simple and fun.  Abalone is so much fun to work with!  I love the play of colors in each piece.

Seems I might be on a sea shell kick.  But just look at how these shells go with the oval of crazy lace agate.  Yummy.  The polymer cabochon is also yummy.  Not sure how the matte colors are achieved, but love the effect.  Check out more of her work here.

These dichroic goddesses seem like the perfect compliment to these cabs.  So magical.

And, finally, this wonderful Gandhi quote paired with a tye-dye cabochon from Purple Cactus Studios.

So much fun!

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