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Be Fearless!

Bead Embroidered Pendant

Playing with Fire

(features Sonora Sunrise cabochon mined in Mexico, lampworked glass cabochon by Mikelene Reuss, turquoise, sterling silver, and Japanese glass seed beads.)

I fell in love with cabochons first.  Next I had to figure out how I was going to use them in jewelry.  Before my metals class that taught me how to play with fire and metal I bought books by Jamie Cloud Eakin and Heidi Kummli to learn how to capture cabochons with seed beads, something I had plenty of.  (I've included links below to these books.)

Triskele - a Female's Journey through Life

Triskele or Celtic Triple Spiral Pendant

Balance

Sterlng Silver, Copper

vintage skeleton key

 

From My Heart to Yours for World Heart Day

Artisan Heart Pendants

At the heart of health is your heart.

Cattails Inspire a Jasper Pendant

Cattails

 

It happened purely by happenstance, but my dream home has two things in its landscape that I've always loved:  cattails and weeping willows.  Both take me to a more innocent time.

A Time to Stitch 7 Reveal: Bead Embroidery

A Time to Stitch Seven:  Bead Embroidery

 

I always love checking out Therese and Christine's a Time To Stitch blog hops.  I was so glad I could join this one, as I really enjoy bead embroidery and don't get a chance to do it as often as I'd like.