Saturday, February 23, 2013

Choose Your Own Adventure Freeform Peyote Challenge

I've finished my freeform peyote necklace for the challenge. I think I have, I mean. That's one of the beautiful things about freeform, one can always add to it later. Here's a closeup of an area I like especially well: 

And a shot of the whole necklace:

It was fun to have a deadline to work to. I want to thank Karen Williams of Baubilicious for sponsoring the challenge. 

There are as many ways to do freeform peyote stitch as there are beaders. You can see the gorgeous things challenge participants came up with by starting here:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Freeform Progress

Freeform progress sort of describes how my life meanders and changes over time. I'm nowhere near who or where I thought I'd be when I started out, but I'm happy about where I've landed.

It also is descriptive of what's happening on a necklace I started last week.  I love freeform peyote stitch, so when I read about Baublicious and Bead Circle Network's blog hop coming at the end of February, I had to sign up.
(read about it here )

Here's what I've got so far. I'm incorporating a bunch of my own lampwork beads. I love the sea/summer feel that it's shaping up to have. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


5 day Spring Cleaning sale in my etsy shop & it's a BIG one! 
40% off everything with coupon code CROCUS. Valid through 1/20/13.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Here, Now

Custom work for a young friend who fell in love with Baba Ram Dass last year. On the wrist, it looks less like words and more like an interesting, semi-random pattern. The purple is semi-transparent, so held up to the light it glows.

I'm fairly pleased with the way it came out, but mostly I'm just glad he digs it. And glad he digs the book, which also came to him from my hand.