Sunday, August 5, 2007

Finally, New Pictures

Good Morning! Things have finally come together to get some new pictures up for you. So without further ado...



These are a set of beads I purchased from Jodie Marshall and then used hand dyed silk cords to make them into pendants. Only problem...I may have cut the cords too short!

This is a very dainty, pretty pair of pearl earrings I made and I even bent the wire! Quite an accomplishment as I don't do very well working with wire wrapping and seem to have a block about doing it!

This is a set of spiders. I learned to make them last Halloween from Carla at Beads and Botanicals, and I decided some Halloween items would be fun for the craft show. I made tons of them last fall for friends, they are quite addicting once you start with them. Way better than real spiders!


This necklace was made by Chris. He uses a variety of natural stones for the double strand and then it is finished off with a doubled beige cotton cording.




This is my Merry Berry bracelet! I love it! It is a fabulous example of how not following directions can turn out beautifully. I think it looks like a cross between a berry bush, and something out of Mary Englebreit's jewelry box! I started out doing Carla's Variation on Fringe pattern, but as I couldn't read the day I started, I didn't realize I had done it wrong until about 3/4 of the way through the first pass. If you have made fringe, you know that it is easier to do a freestyle design than to take it out and start over!




This is a picture of Chris' first beads from lampworking class. He has made tons since, it is really stressing me out that I need to try to keep up with him. He may find his MAPP gas bottle disappearing from his work bench!~Just kidding, I am so proud of him!









4 comments:

Carla said...

Great stuff! Wow!!

Stephanie Haussler said...

Thanks Carla, I got more to do pics of yet! You should see all the beads Chris has made, he even did a ghost and a candy corn! The one bead has glow in the dark frit in it and is beautiful without even knowing it glows too!

Angie said...

Stephanie - I agree with Carla - great stuff! I like the earrings with the wire work at the bottom - that's exactly what I've been trying to find time to do - only with the scrabble tiles. Someday....

Stephanie Haussler said...

Angie, I just use SS head pins that are 2-3 inches long. Carla gave me the idea (hers are much better) and just snip the head off do a wire wrap at one end, and the other end go crazy! I use my round nose pliers and then attempt to get the second one to match!

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