Friday, February 4, 2011


Kathrin's 15 sided biscornu SAL
Basket of Biscornu
And this is just April - look around! These are really creative!
Le petit coin de debbie
This is a 15-sided Biscofleur - a blackwork pattern and enough pictures to see how it is assembled. Nice work!
90 posts of assorted little pillows
Au pays de biscornu
This is a nice one and there are pics of the original 15 panels.
And if you still crave more, here are more blogs to explore.
Scroll down this page and you will find a biscofleur being assembled with beads.
Here are several biscornu patterns from Kincavel Krosses including a 15 sided gem mentioned above.
This is a different style of 15 sided bisco with good pictures on how it goes together

Friday, October 15, 2010

Awww this is so sweet

This is an October giveaway from Bearbits
Just post a comment to enter.

This little bear is so sweet with her little spool doll.
I wish I could share the picture, but blogger doesn't like that.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

More Beading....

I guess this is getting serious. I have a number of people asking to buy lanyards. I work in one of those buildings where you need to carry your ID and keys with you everywhere. I have made a half-dozen or so for my co-workers. Word of wear? Anyway, I have requests. I did some exploring to see what sort of price these things were fetching. Maybe I should say what sort of price people wanted these to fetch. It looks like barely break even at retail prices for the supplies. So, I ordered an EIN, applied for a VA tax ID, made a name for myself - a business name. But what would the cabs go for? I guess these are rather unique.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I've been BEADING!

This started when my building ID lanyard broke. A good friend made it for me. There were beads everywhere. Beads went down my shirt and when I walked around, I was leaving a trail of little seed beads. Like Gretal. Or was it Hansel. Whatever, you get the picture.
Now I have little #15 beads all over the house. Fairy dust for old women who can't see so well, which seems to bring me back to the Hansel and Gretal story again.
Lanyards (3 of them)

Necklaces (by request)

Three Chevron stitch bracelets, 3 bezeled cabachons, one of those necklaces made so the bead thread looks invisible.
(And a partridge in a pear tree?)

I have made two of these onyx cabachons. This is #2, the other one I gave to my division manager - she's into jewels and she got the cab for free.
Not sure what is next - I have a bunch of crystals calling. Don't know what to do with them. I have a few large faceted stones to try bezels (and a couple of rivolis to practice).

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stitching - sort of

Besides a parade of house guests and visitors (plus 10+ hour days at work), I actually have been doing some stitching, if beading counts. I will be posting a pick or two of more lanyards. I need to figure out how to make the wire less susceptible to breakage where it crimps - it seems to want to part on that curve around whatever is at the end. Hmmmmm......
And for my next project, I am going to try beading bezels around cabochons.
I am enjoying the change, but I don't know whether this is going to be any substitute for stitching. It sure isn't any cheaper!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 11

DH lost his mother on April 3. We have been out of town attending the funeral and spending time with family.
I have done a little beading - and some work on Gleneagle, although I don't have a picture for the stitching.
This is Easter weekend and the house is full. DS from Wisconsin now and his GF, DD and her friend. Fun!

Monday, March 30, 2009

MGM Lion

 This is Penny doing her best imitation of the MGM Lion.
ggGGGRROOOOWWWLLLLlllll..  snort
Good kitty
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March 30

This was a bitter sweet weekend. We wished a dear friend our last goodbye on his final passage on Friday. We will see you on the other side, Charlie.
DH celebrated his 57th on Sunday.
I was able to do a couple of things. This is a Just Nan piece, the 2008 Winter Tin.
And the beaded doodad is a badge leash I made for a friend since she broke hers. It was beads unleashed!

That's all for now. I am looking forward to getting the flower gardens ready for spring. The weather is finally cooperating.