Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nautilus Cuff

I can't believe I finally finished my nautilus cuff!!!  I have been working on this for a month!   I bought the nautilus shells at a trunk show at the local bead shop!  I fell in love with them and just had to have them.  The only thing I need to tweak is the clasp.  I'm not sure what I'll use.  I though a ribbon that ties would look different, but it'll be hard to close.  I thought about using a peyote strip with snaps....I'm just not sure!  I'll have to sleep on it and let my right brain problem solve!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What's On my Beading Mat?

Since I'm not very good at coming up with things to blog about, I thought I would start showing you photos of what I am currently working on.  My blog site will become more pictures and less words!!  I hope you like this idea!!

This is a new bracelet component!  I am writing the instructions for this.....

This is the start of a new necklace.  When done it will be very sparkly and have drops added!

I have been working on this for quite a while.  I want to design a close bezel that completely covers the back of the rivoli and can be embellished easily!!  This is my third try!!!  Gotta love trial and error!!!

This is a new bracelet design.  I need to finish it  and write the instructions.  I also would like to adapt it for a necklace!

I was playing around with one of the above bracelet motifs...not sure if I'll use it or frog it!!

This is Huib Petersen's California Poppy  in pieces...I am slowly beading it using the directions in the book Beading Across America.

Finally, I have my Nautilus shell bead embroidery bracelet that I am working on.  Bead embroidery is very relaxing for me!!!  

I hope you like the things I am working on!!!
Norma Jean