Sunday, August 16, 2009


Thank You for coming to my blog to see whassup! As you can probably tell, I spend way too much time at home...but I do keep my hands busy. I especially enjoyed putting this turquoise choker together. It is one of my most unique creations in that the sterling silver "cage" bead not only slides free on the rope, but it also doesn't HIDE the rope beneath it.
I was so thrilled when I found this bead because it has the colors of the Lithuanian flag in it. My heritage through all four grandparents is Lithuanian. They came over from there in the early 1900's to escape the Czar. Wouldn't they they be appalled that today the USA has several "czars" of their own.
I became equally excited to find the red and yellow striped seed beads to compliment the focal slider bead perfectly!
The artists who created this lovely dichroic lampwork are at:
Pam Dansie wins again! This is the second of many crocodile rock slider beads I will be using on my bead crochet ropes. The camera just doesn't do them justice. Her beads are available at
The red red red and gold piece below uses a generic lampwork glass pendant from Asia...but I jazzed it up a bit with golden filigree additions that vintage Chanel. The sparklee box clasp is also pretty snazzy.
I really like the Rapid Cart idea that Artfire has for promotion as well as several of their other innovations. I now have seven items listed in OUR studio there. I have added my daughter to the studio in anticipation that she will contribute her marvelous hand strung art jewellry from 2200 miles away.
Peace Love and Contentment be yours today and always.

1 comment:

  1. As always, you have posted more beautful pieces. I have never seen a cage bead like that. It makes your necklace one of the most unique I have ever seen. Love it.