Monday, June 26, 2017

More Bead Embroidery Extraordinaire by Devolyn

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On a recent visit, my friend Devolyn looked through my stash of gemstone pendants and picked out a few to take home to bead embroider. When I visited her in May, she had finished three of them, and as usual, they are extraordinarly beautiful. She has a remarkable eye for putting together the beads and components to create amazingly artistic works of art.

Here is a photo of the three of them together:


The first one is a jasper gemstone donut, with a metal component, lime green pearls, seed beads, mother of pearl beads, a button, and look at that fringe! Here is a close up photo:

Fabulous Fringe Donut Bead Embroidery by Devolyn
The second one is a jasper stone we picked for my sister-in-law, she wanted a pendant to wear on a plain gold chain. Once again Devolyn used a metal component, pearls, and seed beads to turn the pendant into a work of art.

Pearl Flower Jasper Pendant by Devolyn

And last but not least, is a Swarovski crystal encrusted pendant where Devolyn used the dark brown seed beads to pull out the dark brown in the stone, and set off the light browns and taupe colors with the subtlety of the crystals. 

Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Jasper Pendant by Devolyn

I have worn this pendant a few times on a dark brown leather cord, and have gotten lots of compliments. I hope to make a beaded chain for it soon.

Thank you Devolyn for sharing your bead embroidery artistry with me, I look forward to seeing your next creation!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Move From Maryland to Florida

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In July 2016, we relocated from Maryland to Florida. The house that we moved to had a big family room in the back of the house that I was able to use for my studio. It has been almost a year since we moved, and I bought new shelving and started organizing my bead and supplies. I still have some more to do, and hope to have everything in its place soon.

Meanwhile, I have been making lots of new earrings, mainly from items that I uncovered while putting away my stash. Here are a few photos, they are for sale in my Easy shop at - www.etsy.com/shop/CatjuHandmadeJewelry

Swarovski Aqua AB

Swarovski Violet Glacier Blue encircled with AB rhinestones
Swarovski White Opal Electra
New Swarovski color, called Peony Pink

Vintage Montana Topaz Givre stones
Until next time, don't forget to leave a little sparkle wherever you go!






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