Bits of Beads and Fiber
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I am going to make templates from the quilting vinyl sheets that I purchased. I am thinking of different shapes: square, pyramid, rectangle and maybe circle if I. Can figure that out.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Well the parenting continues, and the facebook games are going to diminish and my word for the year is ASPIRE.
as·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires
1. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to stardom.
2. To strive toward an end: aspiring to great knowledge.
3. To soar.
It's time. It's time to reach out and grasp the dreams and the goal and work. Work hard - because not working hard isn't getting it done. So I aspire. Watch for it!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I imagine that I will be able to wear it occasionally. It is an interesting piece. The muse was very cool to work with and I am definitely curious to see what other people came up with. I used a lot of beads from my own stash because they were the right colours and I enjoyed fishing through for the right bits and beads.
Now to pass the photo's on to Scarlett. The entry is tonight and in the next little while we will get to see what the muse was.
This is contest is sponsored by Artbeads.com.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So in an effort to keep thing moving, and to maybe spark a creative desire, I tried my hand at snow dieing. This was fun! It helped that we had snow! I live in Ottawa for crying out loud! It's supposed to be the snowest capital in the world and we haven't recieved much snow this year at all!!
Here are some pictures of the whole event. I did not have procion dyes, just ones from Rit, so the colours are not as vibrant.
I'm trying another new idea for the Beaded Journal Project. If it works, I'll post, if it doesn't, if it fizzles, then I'll try something else.
I wonder where the muse goes, when she takes a trip?
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The beads are beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing the muse too! I love these colours too so I think I'm in a good position here! I can't wait to play!
In other news, Mark the Date - March 7th!!! Check out the Beading For a Cure Auction Items!
Beading For a Cure is up and running and I have a project in it. I was given the beads at the last minute and the ideas just flew!
I love the birds and really wanted to use the beads to show them off. I can see these birds hanging in a sunny location.
Now, if you want more, if you love these colours, there are some great pieces available so take the time to browse the gallery! This charity is a wonderful opportunity to not only purchase amazing pieces by fantastic artists, but also supports a very worthy cause.
I'm going to create a button for you to link to the BFAC website. Wish me luck!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
(rolo chain is slightly oxidized, the necklace measures 16")
Friday, February 05, 2010
Here is my BJP. I took out the boring white, it was boring for me anyway! I wanted to have some colour! So I went flipping through the magazines and found this colour palette eyeshadow for the spring and pulled out beads that are those colours. It may raise a few eyebrows to see pink and an even bigger surprize to find out that I had it in my stash but it's not a bright pink or a bubble gum pink, it's softer and I think I can do a bit of it. Consider my boundries stretched!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I'm having a tough time with that bird. It doesn't sing at all and it doesn't call to me but this piece of labradorite sure does! I find that it responds well to greens and dusty rose. I don't know what else I'm going to do, but here is a hint of things to come and I did go and by some beads that are labradorite too. They are gorgeous faceted beads - bigger than and 8, smaller than a 6. They have the most incredible flash! More blue than this stone, I might add.
I am so hoping that this project gets my muse back in it's mojo because I do want to do birds for the beaded journal project and they just aren't flying!!! I am thinking about changing the type of bird and the colours I started with aren't that great.
I've also decided that I do not like beaded words. Really. I don't like the look of it. So I'm probably going to rip it out and find another way to add words.
Oh and I am loving this new camera! Doesn't it take great pictures! I have a bunch to learn about it, but it's very forgiving.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Another thing I've been doing is listening to Rice's podcasts. I just love her podcasts because she asks the right questions, questions that I would want to hear the answer to and sometimes I don't even realize I wanted to ask that question until she asks it!! Go to http://voodoonotes.blogspot.com/ and look on the right hand side for links to her podcasts. I also upload them on to my ipod and listen to her at the gym. It's good to learn and work out at the same time!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Guess what my most wonderful husband got me for Christmas!!! Yup! A new camera!!! And not just any camera - it's a camera that a) I can use; b) can take pictures of beads and c) is sexy sweet!!!
So I went to That Bead Lady in Newmarket (Ontario) and shopped for beads at discount prices!!!! Here are a few pictures of some of the beads I got! Check out the new cubes - aren't they cute? I'm going to enjoy some wonderful herringbone with those!
My goal for 2010 is to learn how to learn how to use my camera and you all get to benefit from that!!! I'm going to have so much fun playing with this camera, reshooting some old beadwork and posting it on my blog!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
This necklace is my attempt to try and capture the beautiful colours of fall that I enjoy every fall here in Ottawa. It’s amazing really, but Ottawa is one of the best places to see the full gamett of autumn colours. Those spicy reds, yellows and oranges are framed with the stable greens and browns that capture me every fall. I love those warm russets and bright reds. So I tried to capture it here. I am sitting on the tree branches with this one, so let me know what you think. I can see me wearing it with black or perhaps the orange sweaters I have.