Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Done!

Finally,  I have got the butterfly bag done.

 Certainly a different type of subject matter for me which was a challenge.  But its good to do something outside from ones norm once in a while as its all a part of the growth process as a artist and craftsman.  I probably would have not done this type of subject matter if left up to me (Butterfly's, Columbine and Indian Paintbrush flowers) but now that the final bag is done, I am pleased with the results. 


Monday, October 18, 2010

Getting to the wire!

With all hopes and good intentions, I am attempting to have the butterfly bag finished by the end of the week. Of course, this is spoken by the worlds biggest optimist, so barring sleep the next post I put up should show the finished bag.

Then on to other new works, of which there will be plenty to show this winter. And with our dismal forecast of the worst winter in something like 55 years here, this should keep me off my horses and at the beading table.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Call me the "Gucci" of beaded purses!

Fall is here, and I am back to work. I have been commissioned to make several designer purses, so I thought to show the one that is currently in progress. When I got this commission (based on a set of dinnerware of all things) I thought to myself "Oh Man". Not what I would ever make. But I have got to say that as I have been working on this purse, I am really starting to love the clients idea. A challenge at first to get me out of my normal mode of thinking and what I would normally do. But now this has got me into wanting to do more experimentation. And I am using bead colors I usually run from. After this one and the other two I will be making, it will be exciting to see what comes out. So hope to have some totally new types of work to show soon.