Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bushra is one of my newest customers.  She is a PhD candidate in Computer Science, and yet finds time to bead!  She was kind enough to send me photos of her work - amazing!

Here is her current project -

This is a Mandala Pendant.  Looks like earrings will soon be in her future as well!

Great work Bushra!  Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Beading!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Delica Mixes

 A while back I recevied an email from Judy.  She was looking for a "Lavander Garden" color of Miyuki Delica beads.  She was using them for a project and had run out.  The supplier who had provided the beads for her was also out of this color.  And her supplier refused to order more - said the order was too small to bother with.  Well, at Red Panda Beads, no order is too small.  Even though, up to now I had not carried the Delica Mixes, I went on a hunt and found the "Lavander Garden" mix for her and she was able to finally finish the necklace she was working on for her mother.  It would have been a real shame to leave this lovely project only 1/2 done!

Judy got the idea from a larait.  This Peyote piece is 33 inches long and she ties it at the end much like a scarf.  What a wonderful design and use for the Delica Mixes.  Thanks to Judy, I now carry over two dozen of the Delica Mixes on my website.

Thanks Judy for sharing photos of your lovely necklace for your mother.  I'm sure she loves it!

Happy Beading!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Beaded Images

Since I first fell in love with Delicas and I did the black and white character, I've moved on and done other beaded pictures.

This picture was a birthday gift for my grandmother.  She collects angels and I wanted to give her a one of a kind angel that she could not get anywhere else.

Here is a close up.

Next I did a Valentine's Day gift for my hubbie.  He is an avid birdie. 

I went with the wooden frame to give the piece a more rustic feel.  I think it turned out really nice.

Here is a close up.

This was my first attempt at doing a color picture.  It felt so wierd after doing only shades of grey and black and white on my first picture.

It is hard to see in the photo - but the back ground of this picture is made up of matte beds.  The bird and post are shiny.  I love working with the Delicas and the different finishes to create dramatic effects.

I purchased BeadCreator so that I could do more complex patterns for pictures.  My father is a avid Bass fisherman - so for his birthday I did this picture.

It has an abstract feel - but that's exactly the look I was going for.

My latest loom work was another Valentine's Day gift - last summer we vacationed in the NC mountains.  Atop Grandfather Mountain my hubbie snapped a photo and I turned it into a beaded image....

That's all my loomwork for now... but definately more to come!

Happy Beading!