So in December, my mothers church had a charity auction, for which I made a piece to donate! I used one of Sandra Halpennys beadwoven lace patterns, and then I added I large oval jasper to the mix, and came up with this! It turned out very well, and I even made a matching pair of earrings! I certainly hope that it helps make some money for the church.
I also bead embroidered a cuff for my friend Betceys birthday! I used a swarovski rectangle for the focal, but instead of centering it, I off set it on a diagonal, which I think really helps it look a little different. I used some rosefire rivolis, and a couple light Colorado topaz on the sides.
Betcey seemed to really like it, but she commented she didn't have anything to wear with it, until she remembered that she had just bought a shirt with the exact same colors in it! Perfect!
I still have more things to show you, but I'm trying, a little at a time to get them all up here for you to see. I made my boss Sara a pretty necklace for her birthday too, but I didn't have time to take pictures before I gave it to her. I will have to wait until she wears it to work some day, and grab it so I can get some photos! It is pretty and I would like to share it!
Anyway, my goal this year is to not neglect my blog so much, so stay tuned for more beaded goodies coming your way! I am working on a great choker right now using the new spike beads, and next I have some glow in the dark twin beads that I plan in working something up with!