I used all antique beads in all different sizes and materials~ from tiny glass beads less than half millimeter in diameter, to real pearls, tourmaline, 14K & 18K gold, silver and bone
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sans Crown And Scepter ....
I have been plugging along on the lid for my reproduction 17th c padded mirror case and thought you all would enjoy saying 'Hello' to the King, who is nearly complete, minus his crown and scepter that will come after I finish his Ladye~
here. Along with the case carcass, complete step by step instruction is included from start to finish!
Thursday, August 07, 2014
here . This is so exciting for me to be able to help bring this lost and forgotten form of art back into circulation! I have been really surprised at the reaction & feedback people have given me when they see my basket~ I would say 90% or more of them had never seen anything like it or know it existed and they were all intrigued and wanted to know how I made it. I am pondering a new online class if there is enough interest~ the twilling technique can be used for so many different things~ not just presentation baskets...think small projects~ can you imagine a beaded corsage and boutinir for a wedding...ones that will never wilt and can be saved....brooches, picture & mirror frames....a chandelier or candle sconce~ there is not limit to ones imagination~ the beads will not melt or be damaged by water or dust...their color does not fade over time, and most of all, its just plain fun! So run out and get your copy of the current issue of SANQ today!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ladye Grace~ Loyalty, c1834
Friday, July 11, 2014
I have never been so busy!
I hope you all are having a wonderful Summer~ before we know it the leaves will be falling & snow flying again!