Monday, February 2, 2009

What I do when I'm not playing with fire

Making beads is a huge part of what I do, but I also like to play with other things that involve the beads. I don't profess to be anything more than an amateur when it comes to making jewelry, but I enjoy it and find it very relaxing.

I used one of my florals in this necklace. It's very feminine, don't you think?



This is my first try at making a seed bead cuff. My friend, Nicole, known to many as Beadwright
has always inspired and encouraged me to play with the seed beads. Then there is Vicki of Orion Designs who inspires me to mix things up. Her mixed media pieces remind me to combine things to see what happens. The cuff still needs to be finished, but I learned a lot from this one and am excited to start another one.



And something that doesn't have any of my lampwork beads

17 comments:

  1. I love the first one. I am partial to pink, and it is quite lovely.

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  2. Your seed bead cuff is absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. I know that I will make a seed beader out of you yet D. All of them are simply beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. The bracelet cuff is just too cool!

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  5. real nice things! You may think you're an amateur, but they look pretty good to me!

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  6. I love the necklace with the pink floral bead. Gorgeous!

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  7. OK one more comment for you my dear friend. Go to my blog and pick up an award I have for you.
    Nicole/Beadwright
    http://beadwright.blogspot.com

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  8. Deronda, you are multi-talented. Your cuff really leaped off the screen at me. It's full of fascinating patterns and textures. Kudos!

    --Dave
    at Rings & Things

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  9. Truthfully, I've never fully appreciated the beauty of seed beads until viewing the work on your site..the cuff is beautifully designed.

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  10. OMG the beads are gorgeous..I'm so glad I found this site. My partner made a necklace we are giving away on grammology and I'm sending her your link to review.

    Regards,
    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  11. Pishaw - just an amateur? What, are you nuts?? lol

    Your work is breathtaking. Beautiful. Awesome.

    I love visiting your site...it always restores my creativity. :)

    Katherine

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  12. I think those look great. I would not even know where to start! I would not have labeled you an amateur.

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  13. Love the pink.. great beginning..

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