Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
With the release of the 3-page, abridged version of the Cube Cluster Beaded Bead pattern (above right) in the current issue of Beadwork Magazine, we are now selling the full 14 page version of this pattern combined with our old favorite, the Octahedral Cluster (above left). You get two patterns for the price of one, 33 pages and 140 photos and illustrations in all. Included are lengthy discussions of basic beaded cubes and octahedrons so that even beginning beaders can follow along.
These two beaded beads make a great matched set, because they use the same weaving technique and have the same symmetry. They are also both very round and in two complimentary sizes, with the Cube Cluster measuring a full inch, and the Octahedral Cluster at 3/4 inches. And OF COURSE, our pattern has lots of variations and inspirations if you want to explore the technique further. The Cube Cluster also has a remarkable large hole, over 3mm, making it suitable to be strung on a cord or a thin chain. See the hole in the center of the blue and gold one below.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I went to a few art galleries recently, and it left me wanting to paint. Today I painted pictures of my pets. Meet Walter.
I painted these pictures with Doceri software on my iPad. I took a photo, and then colored over the top. Fun stuff.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wonka of Wonderland hats. I didn't intend to make this a girly hat, but I made a bunch of ribbon roses that I didn't know what to do with, so I put them on the hat. Here you can see me in it.