I can get a little obsessed with beads. I knew I wanted to come up with a recipe for a cube beaded bead but I didn’t know it would take days to get it right. I made patterns using pencil and paper, then I switched to peyote stitch graph paper. Nothing worked as well as trial and error, trial and error. By the tenth bead I felt I had finally gotten what I wanted. The colors on this particular piece are inconsequential, which is very unusual for me. I love using the form of a cube. It has the feeling of sequencing that I love and reminds me of wooden blocks and alphabet cubes that we had as children. The hematite discs felt neutral and felt right with the complicated nature of the beads. Who thought I would work out problems involving math and spacial relationships at this point in my life?
This Year's Irises
Maybe it’s the wet spring we have had. Maybe it’s the timing or the temperature. But this year is simply splendid for our irises. They are so velvety, saturated in color and unexpected among the spring green grasses and overgrowth.
Beaded Cube and Sphere earrings
Taking the cube shape into the next piece- eliminating color and pattern and focusing only on form and texture. These are very light- about 1.25″ below the ear wire. With sterling silver accents.