Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time to Brag
I guess the powers that be knew I needed a spirit lifter. On Monday my Arana (that's supposed to have a tilde over the n) beaded collar was featured in not one, but two, ArtFire collections. The WoW Factorby FluenteDesigns, and Seed Bead Mastersby bloomingvinedesigns.
This is one of the very few items in my ArtFire Shop that is not my design.
I had read of Saraguro beadweaving and set out to learn their technique by making up items from patterns by others. This pattern is by Kathy Lightner and Alice Korach.
Invited to the Royal Wedding? Go Vintage part 2 by Jansart featured my Daisy Eyelet Earrings. This design was a collaboration between my oldest daughter, Wendy Corley of Bohemian Heart, and I. She had made jewelry similar to this for my youngest daughter's wedding, but she doesn't make patterns. She agreed to let me make a pattern similar to her design to share with the world. . .but, of course, it isn't exactly like the original.
You can find the patterns for Daisy Eyelet Earrings and Necklace at BeadPatternsBoutique. The patterns are available individually or as a set.
Thank you FluenteDesigns, bloomingvinedesigns and Jansart for making this a very special week for me.