Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Paths We Follow

Here is a project I did a couple months ago.  I mentioned earlier in one of my posts that I got some green and copper beads.  This is the outcome.  I started with the green, foil-backed glass beads in the center.  I really liked them because they have a nice depth to them.  I found them very interesting.  Then I winded the black pathway around them and filled that in.  I was a little disappointed in myself for getting the 5 beads at the top a little off center, but my 14 year old daughter reminded me that it adds character.  What a smart girl!  My 9 year old son says that if you put your finger on the gold-tipped stacks and wiggle it, it feels like broccoli.  lol  My younger 8 year old daughter likes the brown curved path the best.  I keep playing with the fringe at the bottom.  I just love those little metal discs!  So, in one 5x5 piece, I'm sure everyone can find something different to be drawn to.  I was very happy with this piece, and it is one of my favorite.

and if you notice, I kept turning the piece around and around, not sure which way was up while I was working on it!

and the final piece:

I hope all of you have a fun, happy and safe New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowdrifts and Christmas part 3 (DONE!!!)

Just in time for's finished!  I actually finished the beading about a week ago, but hubby needed to paint the frame and put the hanger on the back.  I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out, and each of the elements reminds of a different aspect of my Christmases.

Wishing all of you a very merry, love-filled Christmas and a happy (and safe) New Year!