Sunday, April 26, 2009

April bjp pin

My April bjp pin was inspired by a photo of a spring flower on my friend Dee's sister's blog. I don't know the name of the flower. I loved the wonderful combination of colors. This is my first time doing the herringbone stitch. I found the directions for the fuchsia part of the flower in the April 2009 Bead & Button magazine. The center is a peyote stitch circle of beads.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Springtime bracelet

I couldn't resist making a bracelet to celebrate Springtime.

more necklaces

I've paired lapis beads with these ceramic beads. The other necklace is jade with tubular ceramic beads. Both necklaces are 17-1/2 inches long, as is the turquoise one.

Friday, April 3, 2009

turquoise necklace

I recently bought these sweet little Nacozari turquoise beads (I had to look that up on line)--I love the soft color. I'm heading to Arizona next week, so it seems like the perfect place to wear it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tassels the "Dee way"

What fun! I've learned a fast way to make a tassel from my friend Dee. The golden one has the kitty overseeing turtles and fish in the pond. Somehow the seahorse also appeared to be an overseer.

This red tassel is all red with no other color distractions. The bead at the top is one that I purchased at a craft store on Prince Edward Island. I do love red!