I’ve been having fun working on new kit ideas. The above is a new cuff design I’ve created. I was challenged with the idea of incorporating my unique designs onto cuffs and pendants. This is one that I believe is quite successful. One of my challenges is toning down my color palette. In my bead… Read More New Kit Idea
Even though I live in South Florida where it almost always feels like summer, Labor Day arrives and I begin to think Fall. This piece. Falling Leaves, allows me to use a fall color palette while getting creative with pattern. I can actually imagine pendants made from individual leaves from this design. Compositionally, it has something… Read More Season Changes
I met with the woman who owns the bead shop I frequent and teach at. I have an idea for making kits of my bead paintings for her to sell. She seemed interested, but expanded my idea. She thought some of my bead paintings could be transformed into pendants and cuff bracelets. She sees the… Read More Zeroing in on My Style
In my last post, I talked about finding my style. I’ve since spent some time pulling out all the jewelry I’ve made over the past several years, and I found I really liked my bead-embroidered cuffs and pendants the best. I like the way they look, I like to wear them, and there’s a continuity to… Read More Taking Inventory
I recently read an article about the importance of having a distinctive style when you are trying to sell your jewelry. My problem is that I am always experimenting with different types of beading, so I have no one distinctive style. It’s time to decide my style, so I am going with bead embroidered jewelry. … Read More Finding Mt Style
One of my very first bead painting subjects was paisley pattern. I recently went back to the subject for one of my newest designs. I think it’s fascinating to see the differences. I must admit I prefer the newest design, and I think it reflects the growth that I have achieved. First of all, my… Read More Inspiration and Growth
I’ve been absent from my site for quite a while. Things in life seem to take over and cause you to reorganize. Unfortunately, my blogging went way down the list of important tasks. I’ve missed the chance to share my ideas, so I am happy to be back and productive. I’m working on redoing my… Read More It’s been awhile!