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10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a retired glass from ASK - you never know what you'll get with this glass, today it's deep browns. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used...
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a retired glass from ASK - you never know what you'll get with this glass, today it's deep browns. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. All of my beads are made in my studio by me, Sue, in Pittsburgh, PA. They are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned with a diamond drill bit and a dremel! All are wound on 1/16th inch mandrels unless otherwise noted.
about 3 hours ago
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with an oddlot glass that didn't have a label - it shows colors of ecru, mauve, and pink. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. ...
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with an oddlot glass that didn't have a label - it shows colors of ecru, mauve, and pink. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. I have two of these cabs available.All of my beads are made in my studio by me, Sue, in Pittsburgh, PA. They are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned with a diamond drill bit and a dremel! All are wound on 1/16th inch mandrels unless otherwise noted.
about 3 hours ago
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with an oddlot glass called dark matter - shades of gray, blue and steel dominate - this cab is darker than it appears in the photo - but the photo shows you the colors in the glass. This cab ...
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with an oddlot glass called dark matter - shades of gray, blue and steel dominate - this cab is darker than it appears in the photo - but the photo shows you the colors in the glass. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. All of my beads are made in my studio by me, Sue, in Pittsburgh, PA. They are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned with a diamond drill bit and a dremel! All are wound on 1/16th inch mandrels unless otherwise noted.
about 3 hours ago
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a retired glass from ASK. A muted ivory with an interesting highlight of brown. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. All of my...
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a retired glass from ASK. A muted ivory with an interesting highlight of brown. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. All of my beads are made in my studio by me, Sue, in Pittsburgh, PA. They are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned with a diamond drill bit and a dremel! All are wound on 1/16th inch mandrels unless otherwise noted.
about 3 hours ago
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a beautiful glass called sedona - shades of purple and brown and mauve are in this one. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. A...
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a beautiful glass called sedona - shades of purple and brown and mauve are in this one. This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. All of my beads are made in my studio by me, Sue, in Pittsburgh, PA. They are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned with a diamond drill bit and a dremel! All are wound on 1/16th inch mandrels unless otherwise noted.
about 3 hours ago
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a fun candy corn colored glass - perfect for autumn or halloween! I can see this with black and green bead weaving! This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel s...
10.00 USDThis is a great glass cabochon made with a fun candy corn colored glass - perfect for autumn or halloween! I can see this with black and green bead weaving! This cab measures approx. 1 inch, or approx. 25mm. It can be bezel set or used in bead weaving. All of my beads are made in my studio by me, Sue, in Pittsburgh, PA. They are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and cleaned with a diamond drill bit and a dremel! All are wound on 1/16th inch mandrels unless otherwise noted.
about 3 hours ago
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about 5 hours ago
Diane Fitzgerald is to the beading world as white is to rice.As a bead collector, jewelry designer and author, her work has provided me with loads of inspiration and enjoyment.Because Diane is also very good at writing instructions, I ha...
Diane Fitzgerald is to the beading world as white is to rice.As a bead collector, jewelry designer and author, her work has provided me with loads of inspiration and enjoyment.Because Diane is also very good at writing instructions, I have spent many hours over many years making her designs before getting the chance to meet her on Monday.Together with my Embroiderers' Guild, we gathered to learn how to make these cornerless cubes in Diane's new design...the Moorish Tile necklace...Believe it or not, they are all the same bead made from the exact same pattern made to look different by changing the colors. Take another look. Brilliant, right?Each bead is made from 6 squares and 8 triangles...And when you put them all together, they form this nifty cube. I started another colorway just so I could see what would happen with the pattern...The finished cube ends up being around an inch. I don't plan on continuing to make them this size but have ordered some size 15 delicas to see what happens when I make them tinier.Diane's books are some of my favorites on my bookshelf. As a collagist, I am always on the lookout for methods of engineering textiles and beads in my work. Diane is a master at sculpting and working with beads to make all methods of different shapes...stars, cubes, netting, charms, and flowers...When I mentioned my Scotland trip, she reminded of the beaded thistle that was included in her book of flowers.OH the flowers! By far, the book I use most is The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread. If it's not on your bookshelf, it should be...Or if you can't afford to do that, hunt it down through your local library. There are oodles of beaded flowers and leaves that you can use in your needlework projects. My crazy quilt group and I have made many, many flowers from this book and have had a ball doing it.Here's a bitty rose I made for Radiance, a bead journal project...And here are some bellflowers I made during Summer Charm School in 2009...Diane has a new book coming out in November titled Shaped Beadwork & Beyond: Dimensional Jewelry in Peyote Stitch which includes the pattern for the Moorish tile bead and lots more. She had an advance copy for us to preview and the book is a total winner. There are patterns for starfish, stars and temari ball-inspired beaded beads to name just a few.If you can't wait that long, you can visit Diane's website to purchase a few of the patterns before the book comes out. Take a moment to check out her articles that have appeared in publication. She has uploaded them all in .pdf format so you can download them for free. There's a wealth of information there and it doesn't cost a dime.Happy bead dreaming everyone. See you next time.
about 5 hours ago
It's been awhile since I've gone through the posts that I save in my blog reader to see which ones I think you'll find helpful, so I've got quite a backlog at this point! Here are the cream of the crop: Writing books about be...
It's been awhile since I've gone through the posts that I save in my blog reader to see which ones I think you'll find helpful, so I've got quite a backlog at this point! Here are the cream of the crop: Writing books about beading, a five-part series of posts by experienced author Robin Atkins Five Visual Design Elements Five Keys for a Successful Site Redesign, by Jonathan Bailey for BloggingPro Selling your original beading patterns online, advice by 3 master beaders for Beading Daily Technorati Tags: bead embroidery,handmade beaded jewelry,wearable art,beads,jewelry,necklace,mixed media,beading © copyright 2013 – All rights reserved Beading Arts
about 5 hours ago
The dark and moody picture of this owl bead by More Skye Jewels seems as if it were created just for this month's inspiration! The mix of textures and the woodsy colors of the vintage beads that Ann used give me a real sense that fall ha...
The dark and moody picture of this owl bead by More Skye Jewels seems as if it were created just for this month's inspiration! The mix of textures and the woodsy colors of the vintage beads that Ann used give me a real sense that fall has arrived. The details of the crescent shaped beads and the ceramic branch make me want to reach out and touch this lovely necklace. Whoo can resist?Featured Designer :: Ann SchroederFeatured Art Beads :: More Skye Jewels + Diane Hawkey + Joshua V Davis Remember to share the name of the art bead artists in your description of the picture so that I can include that in the weekly Perfect Pairings, now on Wednesdays! Join me here on Thursday, October 31st for the Monthly Challenge Recap with a picture gallery and InLinkz blog hop!
about 7 hours ago