I started doing beadwork because I wanted an amulet necklace and couldn't afford to buy one. I took an introduction class at the local college and that's how it all began. I sold my pieces at a few arts and craft fairs (one being in Santa Fe that was sponsored by a bead shop owner) and really enjoyed every aspect - from choosing the pattern to choosing the beads. Luckily I kept a few of the things I made.
|My first piece made on a loom|
Most of the amulet necklaces don't have the small beads on the side. I added those and think it really adds a little extra to the piece. You can make the necklace and dangles as plain or decked out as you want. Hmm, maybe I should get out my beads and do a little demonstration in a future post. If you'd be interested in seeing that let me know.
|One of my first amulet necklaces made with peyote stitch|
|Bracelet made with pearls|
|This one has hematite and turquoise hearts|
|Bracelet using a spiral stitch. Funky square beads with copper beads as spacers|
I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been so very nice. Friday I bought a copier/scanner/printer and will hook it up this week. I'm also getting internet at my home tomorrow so no more having to go to Starbucks to post. Although this has been a nice Sunday morning/afternoon thing.
We got some snow here and am supposed to get more this evening. I'm keeping my fingers for a snow day on Monday!!!
Thanks for visiting!!!