Sunday, 20 April 2014

If this is April, it must be spring?

You would think being mid April and Easter upon us that it would be spring.....right? Well apparently not quite!! We had a spring snow storm covering everything in a blanket of white....I must be crazy but it was really quite pretty. Pretty but thank goodness melting rapidly.

I have been very busy taking some photography courses and just loving them. I have learned so much and now have the thirst for more.  My latest class was pet photography and what fun. A real challenge getting the pooches to pose but what an enjoyable way to spend a weekend.
Jasper the Labradoodle

Pandora and yes Pandora was in a box



Not only have I been busy shooting photos, I have been busy beading. I have had a bit of trouble sleeping lately but when all is quiet and everyone is in bed .... I just let my creative juices flow. I have completed my projects for Beading Babes and now I am just waiting to post (May 4th ). One of the projects was a kumihimo piece which renewed my curiosity to look into this more. By chance our local beading store (Crimpz) was offering a class and although I didn't take the class I did go home and create a similar set. I just love the rhythmic pace of kumihimo and had a great time creating this necklace and bracelet and bracelet....we know there will be more! I have also finished my piece(s) for the BSBP (May 3)...oh I just am so excited to show what I have created.....I am really quite pleased with what I have made!

Kumihimo necklace and bracelet
Kumihimo bracelet with long magatamas
As everyone knows, Pinterest is a curse and a blessing all in one. It is so addicting and so many ideas are brought to mind. Two that I immediately set to work on were loom beading (I did this when I was a 60s love child) and a RAW bangle bracelet by Marcia DeCoster. I like the look of loom beading but not sure I have the patience for threading the loom.
Loom Bracelet
The RAW bangle pattern by Marcia looked like something I would really like and although I am not a big bangle person I thought I would give it a try and tweak it a little.  I made it a little shorter and added a magnetic clasp. I also put my own twist on the embellishment.   I love the look and feel of this bracelet so much that I am going to work on a bangle next, there is always a first time.

My take on Marcia DeCoster's RAW bangle

Counting down the days to both Beading Babes and BSBP reveals!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful bracelets and necklace! I love doing kumihimo, although I haven't done any in a while! Your pieces are beautiful!