Friday, May 25, 2007

I feel so blessed and so vulnerable all at once. I have been beading for about 25 years, although not seriously.... adding beads to tatting projects, making necklaces, beading on shirts for my daughter, etc. I took a beaded design class in 1985. I made about 50 projects then, but they were all done in a similar manner with the design pre-chosen. It was basically just a learning about spacing and the effect of beads against one another. These are made up into hairclips and pins; VERY pretty, but I can't bear to part with them for less than they cost me! I am a quilter first, and have occasoionally added beads for accents on my pieces.
I am living in a beautiful part of the Northwest and have the beauty of the sea and trees and mountains as my inspirations. I also have used sunprinting as part of my inspiration for design. I will probably use my sunprinted fabrics to bead on for this project.
Here is a photo of my Queen Anne's lace piece. I beaded all the florets of the flowers, and used a piece of irregular marcasite for the center "witch" in each flower.


Robin said...

Great to have you with us, Krispi... Your Queen Anne's Lace piece is lovely... it's on one of your sunprints right? Thanks for the picture!

Jackie (Tillie's Daughter) said...

Love your color scheme -- really a lovely piece.