19 October 2016

Mandala Night Sky

Thought I would try constellation night sky this time using the dots.

Used this photo as my inspiration.

Hard to capture all the dots on this rock, but I used about 8 different colors of blue!  In person you can see all the variations of blue.   Used 2-3 coats on some dots so it's very bumpy and gives it depth when looking at in person.  Not much blank space on the rock, just didn't photograph well.

This one only used about 4 colors blue.

18 October 2016

Mandala Rocks

Wanted to try my hand at doing a mandala rock.  Not too shabby  for my first try.  Not exactly as easy as they look.  So many pretty images out there on the internet for inspiration though.
My favorite mandala artist by far is Elspeth McLean.  Her rocks are absolutely stunning.

25 September 2016

Baby Shower Invite

I created these for a co-workers baby shower.
I love that the wire is holding up the balloon. 

04 August 2016

DDRAW Bracelet

Taught myself how to do a Double Diamond Right Angle Weave (DDRAW).  Really like how the bracelet turned out.  The photos just don't quite catch the sparkle of the copper beads or how light the turquoise beads are, but it's really pretty and light as a feather on my wrist.

Used 11/0 seed beads and 3mm glass pearls.  All by Fire Mountain Gems.

Great tutorial from a book called: Beadweaving Beyond the Basics.  By Kassie Shaw.

12 June 2016

Zipper Box Pouch

Finally found a great tutorial for the perfect little zippered pouch.  Love the small size and how it holds its shape.  I did add a pull tag on one of the bags and will continue to do so for the others that I make.  Love the bag so much that I'm going to make some that are a little bit larger.

Find the tutorial here.