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Since spring of 2010, I have been working on beads based on Venetian Carnival Masks - here are some of the results:
I found some more new (and some old) findings to put my beads on. I am getting ready to put them in Gifts Inn BoonsBoro Boonsboro, MD - these types of items seem to do very well there.
Here are some new pieces I have been working on this summer (2009):
I found some new findings to put my beads on. They seem to be doing very well.
I made this stopper with a different kind of finding for the ISGB 2008 Wine Stopper Contest/Silent Auction. This was held at the Gathering in Oakland, CA. My stopper came in 4th - I was thrilled. You should have seen the ones that were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!!!
Bottle Stoppers - new for Spring of 2008 -- I have two kinds of stoppers, I'll have to see what works best.
I got a kit at the 2007 Northern Virginia Bead bazaar and am going nuts creating cords for my work.
A new flower pendant - summer 2007 - this one is fairly big.
At the 2006 Northern Virginia Bead Bazaar, I found these sterling silver rings or "frames". Below shows examples of how I am currently using them. They are so cool!
Not long ago I purchased two cone shaped mandrels from ArrowSprings (different sizes.) The first three pictures below show how I am using the beads formed on them. Thank you, Jerry Anthony, for taking such good pictures.