Friday, September 2, 2011

I made this Bead

Yesterday was RAFA (Rochester Area Fibre Artists) Day.   As part of the afternoon workshop, Sarah Terry showed us how to make this bead - called "Sparkly Wheels".

It is hard to get a good picture, but here it is.   It is about 1 inch in diameter, made of 30 turquoise 4mm bicone swaroski crystals and over 100 little tiny purple sparkly size 11 seed beads.   Even with my "gimpy" finger, I was able to complete this.   I love it.   It will probably go on a quilt, but who knows.   I have enough to make one more this size, or two smaller.   I might try the smaller - on a day with good light and lots of patience.

I'm loving my hibiscus this year.   I moved it from the other house last fall and it has taken off this year.   Everyday there are at least 4 new blooms and this has been going on for weeks.

I mean, seriously, look at this color!!!   I have several pictures and a few closeups.   There is a quilt in there somewhere.

The bush - larger than it looks here - is relatively small yet.   It is still waiting to "grow up".   I can't wait.

This could be done in a quilt with sheers!!!!   I can just see the layering potential.