Just a quick post and link to my newsletter here The same photo I just added to my Home Page, but it seems like such a victory, after wrestling with MailChimp. Nothing comes easily for me any more tech-wise.
The first month of 2016 is almost over. It never seems enough, but for months now I have been working on giving my web site a makeover. The changes include some basic elements as well as a lot of new features. Here they are: 1. Logo and tagline Nice to have for any web site is a logo and a tagline that captures the flavor or style you are striving
Here is one of my recent tassel necklaces: I devised a method for forming the tassel strands using a Cord Maker & Fringe Twister (copyright Lacis). I’ll be teaching courses this Fall that reveal how to achieve a tight and permanent twist in each strand. This is by far my favorite method for embellishing pendants; the texture is so fluffy and bouncey! This design features a LillyPilly blacklip shell donut
I’m thrilled by the latest two and four-hole beads by Starman: CzechMates QuadraTiles and CzechMates Tiles. These latest styles in the CzechMates series provide a structural and shaping element to my Bridges Bracelet. Along with 2mm firepolished in a stone effect with gold luster, I’ve been able to explore new shapes and flexibility: This bracelet has fluid arched links between bands of cubic right angle weave. The QuadraTile spacers
I have swollen glands and some kind of nasty cold coming on, the perfect excuse to just sit and look at pictures of beadwork. I don’t know if you ever noticed that Beadwork magazine sells individual patterns on their site that were previously published, then periodically recycles them? Well, they are featuring Lisa Kan right now as the “Bead Artist of the Month,” and I noticed a picture of Lisa’s “Petit Fiore Trellis