Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bead Embroidery and Treasure Bracelets

All in the family. For years my sister Rosanne and I have shared a passion for beads. I was thrilled when Rosanne joined us on the bead cruise this year. It was great to spend a whole week with my sister. I really treasured our time together. This afternoon there was a message on my phone from Rosanne to check my email for pictures of the two bead embroidery bracelets she finished. Rosanne has been a long time admirer of Robin Akin's bead embroidery. After completing the Mayan Treasure bracelet class Rosanne was ready to start her own exploration into bead embroidery. The first words out of my mouth when I called her back tonight is "I Want it!!" The color choices are perfect as they enhance the moonface bead to create a beautiful piece of bead art. Bead Embroidery Bracelet by Rosanne Garvison Moonface focal bead by Melaine of Earthenwood Studio My favorite part of teaching is seeing where the beads lead each student. Thank you Rosanne for the kind words on the instructions from the class. Rosanne's Mayan Cuff Treasure Bracelet Liz Thompson's Mayan Treasure Cuff Bracelet

Monday, May 07, 2007

Finished Bead Cruise Projects

In the spotlight. Anne Tisdale was spotted at the San Antonio Bead Society Show wearing her Touch of Russian Elegance Necklace. The design was one I taught on the Bead Cruise this year. Doen't she look lovely! The orginal "Touch of Russian Elegance has a vintage brooch for the focal point. For the cruise I modified the instructions to include making a bezel with a 27 mm Swarvarski Crystal for the center of the necklace. Sharon Hessoun made earrings to match her Marcasite and Blue Iris Touch of Russian Elegance necklace. For a limited time I am offering kits and pattern books for the "Touch of Russian Elegance Necklace. Also available are kits and instructions for the "Bumps in the Road" bracelet. You can see them at my website on the Kits and Book page.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Where Did The Time Go?

Where did all that time go since my last post to the blog? Well, my Mom and I went on a road trip to Phoenix, AZ to visit with my brother and meet his Fiancé Jammie. I am so bad. I forgot to take a picture of them! Don't worry I took lots of pictures of the scenery and places we stopped along the way. I bought a Garmin (GPS) for our trip. Not only did it does it map out your route it also found attactions, food and lodging along the way. We stopped at Stein's Ghost town in New Mexico. Lucky for us Garmin found this attactration for us on our way to Phoenix. The Casa Grande Ruins (Click on the link to read about the ruins) From my brother's house Garmin led us to the Bead Musuem in Glendale where we met Judith and Crystal. We toured the museum and had lunch at a Tea Room a block away. That was a special treat seeing the bead exhibits and spending an afternoon with friends. Texas has the most beautiful wild flowers. I see this color combination in a future bead project.