Sunday, December 30, 2007

My first feature by luck of the draw is a fellow member of my street team (Etsy Bead Weavers!)

Silver Dragon Creations by Patricia C. Vener.

Silver Dragon creates wearable art from thousands of handwoven seed beads.
These pieces are truly eye-catching and unique!

What she has to say about herself:
I have always been an artist and one of my earliest art memories is also one of the influences that has stayed with me from the very start. I was four years old and my nursery class had a field trip to a local museum in Rochester NY. I was completely mesmerized by the textiles and beadwork of the native Americans. I don't know how long I stood there just gazing at the work and absorbing all that the creator had to say. My path as an artist, however, was a duet of both fine and performing arts. I am a (retired) ballerina as well as a published artist, having done illustrations for a CD picture book, "Papa CArdinal Finds Breakfast" by Sandra Wellborn. One of my paintings accompanied and essay I wrote for an Astronomy textbook. (I also hold a Masters Degree in Astrophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY and have worked as an astronomer and still teach astronomy as an adjunct professor for University of Maryland University College.) My work has continued to grow and expand and I now also count myself as a mistress of the art of beadweaving. My paintings and drawings are as important to me as ever, though, and I don't find enough time to do all that I want! All of my work is one of a kind (with occasional limited editions -- I have a hard time doing things more than once!). I like to play with color and texture, experiment with shape and drape and form. Human beings, I think, are happiest when they are allowed to create. I know this is true for me.

Her pieces are dramatic, unique and simply luscious!
Below are my favourites from her beautiful shop:
Hot pink fuzzy, spicy beaded necklace.

One of a Kind Beaded Earrings - Seaside Sunrise AJC


I am beginning to participate in something called "90 sellers in 90 days" in which fellow etsyans feature each other in their blogs!!
So, keep checking back daily to see a variety of work from some very talented people!!!!!!!
I am looking forward to this!!
3 wonderful ladies have already featured me, I need to get to work here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

My First Treasury!!

ok, I am going to attempt to be more consistent on here!!
i.e. last months challenge was won by MistyRidgeBeads with her beautiful Bead Woven Netted Gold Flower Bracelet.

I am in my first treasury!! The same MistyRidgeBeads has included me in her treasury!! Thank you so much!!

I recently purchased some patterns from Varvara.
I LOVE Russian patterns, I think that they are my favourite.
Here is the first pattern that I tried:

(Pattern copyrighted)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Etsy Bead Weavers November Challenge!

The Etsy Bead Weavers November Challenge has come!!
Come and vote between now and the 28th for your favourite!
The theme this month is "Caught in a Net."


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Here you will find my ramblings on my passion of seed bead weaving.

Check back often and enjoy!