Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beading, etc...

Even though I have not been posting as much as I have in the past - I HAVE been beading and creating.

Some of the photos were beginning to pile up!

Earlier this year, I finished this pair of earrings. I started with a pair of adorable unakite scarabs and beaded around the little cabs.

The largest seed bead used here is a size 12/0. Also used (in the dangle) - a couple of unakite beads and two Swarovski crystal bicones.

They are backed with green Ultrasuede and were given away to a fund raising auction.

Another project completed earlier this year - my new check book cover. I admit I still use checks - probably more often than many, but I'm old school like that.

It was expertly hand tooled by J (my significant other) and laced by ME! My first lacing attempt and while it was tedious learning this stitch - I was thrilled to get it completed. Click on the photos for detailed close ups.

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of fall and is ready for winter!

More posts/photos coming soon...


laurelmoon said...

Fabulous earrings! And wow, the checkbook is absolutely amazing. Great job with the lacing!

GraceBeading said...

Thank you ma'am :-) That lacing takes some STRONG fingers, I was sore for days, but oh so happy with the results!

Robbie said...

Earrings are lovely but your checkbook cover is as well a very nice job!!!!

Sheila said...

Both are lovely finishes, and I'm like you I still use checks.

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman