Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bumps in the Road Bracelet

What makes this bracelet different? The technique. Instead of doing row after row of single peyote, I did a sequence of rows with fast peyote. It was amazing to see how quick the peyote worked up doing two rows at a time. Dona Anderson shared how to do this in a class she taught a couple of years ago in Shreveport, LA. I enjoyed picking out different color combinations for "Bumps in the Road Bracelet" My friend Judith from Beadline Studios has my favorite color combination pegged. Maral Gassner has kits available for her variation called "Peyote Shells"

Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's All In The Loops

It's been so hot down here in the south. My thoughts wondered to snow filled streets with sounds of children laughter as they slide down hills. Rosey cheeks from the bite of the cold. Reality puts me sitting on my patio with sweating running down me like a mule in a corn field. Where is all this leading? To the bracelet that reminds of a winter's day. The pattern is a design by Julz in the Aug 2006 Bead & Button magazine. Tomorrow when I watch the updates on the tropic I will work on another in brighter colors and try not to think about tropical storms that could be heading our way.