Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"PRIDE OF THE NEZ PERCE" is finished.


You can order your copy of the wonderful rendition done by Maria D'Angelo starring of course Cappy the Wonder Horse!   Cappy is very pleased with the portrait that Maria has done of him.  What a ego he is developing!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Just finishing up a purse that was ordered for the Pendleton Round Up. This year will be the 100th Anniversary, so promises to be a "Goot One". This purse is in a antique Bakelite frame, beaded on smoked brain tanned hide, and is beaded in cut beads as well as some antique ones thrown in. The outlining of the image is 14k. gold plated beads. I also beaded the wooley chaps on the cowgirl to be textured like real wooly's are. And like most of the photos in this Blog, you can click each one and it will enlarge so you can see the detail.

Of course the day you want to take some photos....it rains. So hopefully I can get outside to do some better quality shots before this heads to its new home.

And, the hat is available if anyone is interested. It's a 7 1/4 BIG hat. But will make a statement where ever you wear it.


Monday, August 2, 2010

"Pride of the Nez Perce" - Historic Pendleton Round Up Parade

I am so excited, I have to post this fine pencil drawing in process. This work is by the equine artist Maria D'Angelo, and she is doing a portrait of Cappy titled "Pride of the Nez Perce". I was blown away she wanted to use him and my beadwork as a subject matter. Her work is amazing, and you can see more of it here: http://www.mariadangelo.com/
I will post this image again when it is complete.

Also, as Maria is making progress, I have been re-editing this post to show the work. So, these photos are the newest to the oldest.

And as something really special, I have this rare clip of the Nez Perce and Cayuse Indians on parade at the Pendleton Round Up in 1912. It illustrates I think in a living manner how the beadwork I make would have been in use.