Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pressure to Create

I love creating new patterns.  I find myself half way through creating one and thinking about what I'm going to do for my next.  Problem is, I find myself half way through the making of a cuff from said pattern and find myself thinking about which color combination's I want to use next.  This would not be a problem at all if only the day were extended to contain a few more hours (5 or 6 would suffice). 

Thus far, I have been able to quell my problems by ignoring my inclination to stitch the same pattern twice and just make new patterns to bead...  Well, I lost the battle this time.  I re-used a pattern, my Coral Wipeout Pattern to be exact and applied one of my all time favorite color schemes; Black, Red and Silver.  I may have to ignore my inner monster every so often now, because I'm kind of liking what came of it :). 

Thicker Than Water Peyote Cuff

Thanks for looking and Happy Beading!

Monday, November 9, 2009

I have just been through the absolute most difficult week of my life.  Every facet of my being has been tested and every ounce of courage I possess has been used.  I have made a decision to see myself and my life through these rough times and am holding fast to the idea that there is and will be amazing results in the end.

I have glimpsed bits and pieces of sheer and utter beauty painfully dispersed within terrible agony and despair.  I will survive and my family will too, I can only hope that we are stronger for our survival.  I have had a lyric from one of my all time favorite songs running through my head while I struggled with this turmoil.  It is reflected in my latest cuff:

Ain't No Sunshine:

Peace be with you and your family.  Hold your loved ones close and know that you can get through anything... together. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This has been a lovely week for Lovelies from Mihana, (I know it's cheesy, but I had to say it).  A very talented beader whom I truly admire purchased my Versailles pattern and within one day had posted a new blog post with her gorgeous rendition featured in it.

The golds and green are perfect for the pattern, although I should not be surprised by her ability to pull the most out of a piece, her shop is full of not just her own glorious finished products but tutorials for her beautiful pieces as well.  Thank you Sabine from "Try-to-be" for your wonderful finished product!

I also was contacted by another beader from Dicopebisuteria who graciously convo'd me to let me know that she had featured my Green Gradations Peyote Cuff in her Treasury!  This is my first Treasury appearance and I am so incredibly honored!  Once I become technically savvy enough to figure out how to get a picture of the treasury here on my blog, then maybe I'll be able to share a little more than just a link :-P.  With that said, this beader is very talented herself and has managed to translate her adorable logo into peyote stitch which she incorporates flawlessly within her work.   

Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about the happenings around here and am looking forward to a productive and fun November!  Happy Holiday Season to you all and more importantly, happy beading!