Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hey! Check Out Those Beady little eyes!

OK, now that I have had some time to reflect over the past four months, I realize I've done way more work than I thought! In late October, I was in my studio doing bead stringing, and did some yummy stuff. Here's the photographic proof (Keep in mind this is amateur photography here.):

(I've been incorporating some of my beautiful buttons in my necklaces. - check out the amazing gold and red one above.)

Then, at Christmas time, I couldn't get to the studio with any predictable regularity. This is when I started experimenting with bead-woven spiral ropes. I love this technique! I've amassed so many spirals that they need their own storage box. I'd say it's time to start looking for a way to sell some pieces. I mean, how'm I going to pay for more beads when I use up my (considerable) stash? Here are some pictures of those:

I should point out that the display stand I used is smaller than the average person. The necklaces are all between 16 and 18 inches long. So, they fall just below the hollow of the throat - not as far down the chest as they look here.

So far, I'm doing OK with teeny tiny seed beads, but I'm a little worried that my eyes are going to squint up and then I really will have "beady little eyes"! Not a look I'm going for. Yet.


paula l. mandel said...

Katie: It's exciting to be able to see these new pieces. I feel as if I live around the corner! I love the ones that combine different stones,etc and textures. Wonderful colors too! Your work is so lovely as always. (ps: Thanks for posting on my blog!)

rochambeau said...

Hi Kate,
So excited to see your blog! Yeah!!
Your jewelry is just a perfectly beautiful and meticulously crafted as is your couture pieces.
I will link you now!


ps I got to see Paula recently. We had fun. I asked about you.

rochambeau said...

ps I just realized you linked me. Thank you!