Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm back...





Just like that proverbial bad penny that keeps turning up, I am back online after a nearly 3 week hiatus due to a nasty computer virus. In spite of feeling completely cut off from the rest of the world, I managed to use my time to create some new pieces. Both of these pieces are custom requests - and I must say that I am well-pleased with both of them.

The first piece is a cuff that I designed for my friend Emily. Her husband, Van and I are long time friends and he is currently care-taker for Shamrock Vineyard located in Waldo, Oh. She requested that I create something with a grape/wine theme - and this is my first attempt. Again - I am well pleased with the result - and hope that she will like it too.

The second one is pendant I created to go with the art deco cuff I created some time ago. Along with creating the pendant, I also made the 22" chain that you see on this piece. It has a gentle spiral to it - which adds a bit of class that I love. I only hope that my customer will be pleased with the end result. I had to learn how to make a triangle for this piece - along with learning a new stitch for the chain. I am always grateful for a new opportunity to learn new techniques that will help me expand my beading horizons.

Now that I am back online I will FINALLY be able to get some items listed to my shop. I may even be able to start getting some things listed tonight. YAY!!! I am happy to be able to have some new items to list - and my pictures are most definitely getting better.

Wish me luck with the camera tonight - I will most likely need it!

4 comments:

Jami Mathias said...

Really amazing Julie. Stunning!

Julie said...

Thanks Jami! You will be happy to know that I am working on listing items to my shop this evening. (I know you have been waiting for that...lol.)

BaldyLocks said...

Your grapevine cuff/bracelet is very impressive! I've made those kinds of bracelets on a bead loom and it took me forever. Getting that intricate design must have taken some time. Very beautiful :)

HIDE A HEART said...

Welcome back! Found you through From the Hip Designs blog hop and stopping by and inviting you to visit HERE and leave your thumbnail.