I love stitching these one-of-a-kind embroidered cuffs. They are somewhat spontaneous, thought I do tend to map out with a Sharpie on the backing- for a template of the general composition. The variety of textures and stones, and colors inspires me as I move along from the center out to each perimeter. This one is accented with Czech glass, antique glass beads, blue quartz, apatite, pyrite and turquoise. The cab is rich and saturated in color- very delicious. The bracelet is backed in ultra suede.
Beaded Blocks Necklace
This is the second incarnation of the new Cube/Beaded Bead necklace. The colors really inspired me- all those earthy terra cottas, brick, ambers and reds playing against gray green and turquoise. Each side of each cube is different- a true color exercise. The flat spacer beads in between are matte carnelian, with a transparent cast....
The First Poppies in the Garden
Every year they open with jubilation. Incredible to see that Nature has created such a thing of beauty. Such saturation and striking contrast of the rich red against the spring green.