Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Indian Princess

I have some projects that I have made as a result of teaching a class.  I like to remake projects that I teach to show other colorways.  Over the next week or two I would like to share a few of them with you.  A few years back a yahoo group that I was part of had a fun challenge.  People would submit names to be used as inspiration for a jewelry piece.  Anyone could participate.  One of the names suggested was "Indian Princess".  This one resonated with me because as a child, my dad and I participated in the YMCA's Indian Princess program.  It is a very fond memory to me of time spent with my dad.  Below is the original Indian Princess necklace.  It is made with a combination of tubular peyote, tubular herringbone and stringing.

  



















I taught this project at the Bead Hive earlier this year.  I made this one using bronze, tan and khaki matte metallic beads.  I love the earthy feel it has.





















I hope you enjoyed this a peek at this remake.  Please stayed tuned for some more!

Have a great day.

~Nancy

The pattern is available here (A Beadful World) or here (NLP Bead Design)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thank you so much for still stopping by to visit my blog.  This has been a very busy year for me and it seems like I haven't been able to find time to write very often.  My kids are out of school for the summer, which means that our crazy convoluted schedule has begun.  I am hoping that I will be able to bead on a more regular basis.  I have some new designs that are being worked up into patterns and once the rain stops, I hope to be able to take some pictures to share with you.  Back toward the end of May, I took some pictures of the Mountain Laurel that blooms in our yard. (Click on the photo for a better view.)  I don't think that I ever took the time to really look at them up close.  They go through such interesting phases as they bloom.  Someday I would like to explore some of the shapes in beading.  I think it will be a fun challenge.  I also included a photo of one of our peonies.  We finally were able to actually enjoy them this year.  In the past few years, they would bloom and it would rain.  They were destroyed in the rain.  This year we had several days to enjoy them.  They are such a lovely flower. I am hoping to be able to photo some jewelry this week and be able to share.  Keep your fingers crossed, every time I think that I will be able to get to it life gets in my way!! LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are having a wonderful day!

~Nancy