I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Aunt Dinah's Triad...

I entered a challenge a couple of years ago (I think it was a couple of years ago--it could have been longer ago than that...or sooner.  *sigh*).  It was a challenge to make a jewelry piece in the orange-purple-green triad.  I used the Aunt Dinah quilt block and made the beads and strung it up into this necklace:

It's funny, but the more you shrink it down and reassemble the pattern, the more it looks like plaid to me. This turned out much better than I thought it would and I love the color combination.  I probably wear this necklace more than any of the others I've made.

Heh.  I did a little research and the challenge was for Beadwork Magazine in 2009.  My memory *shakes head*....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Sorry for my absence.  I've been in the middle of a big commission project that hast to be done in a short period of time.  AND I'm trying to get a bunch of Christmas ornaments done by the end of the month for an upcoming show.  It's taking all my time and (almost non-existent) energy.  I'm going to try to post pictures of some of my past stuff.  Starting with this one (what else--a ring!):

This is one of my favorite canes and, when I first started making rings, I used it to create this one.