Saturday, February 9, 2008

More jewelry


Well, I've been obsessed with doing more cuff bracelets. I've trying to develop a new idea using Chris' talents at the computer with my talents of beading. Here's what we've come up with to begin. It still needs to be worked on a little bit, but I'm happy with it so far. I wore my bracelet with the dogs on it to work & immediately one of the gals saw it & wants me to make one with her kids pictures on it. I can see pictures of kids, grandchildren, dogs, cats & yes! one guy asked me if I could put pictures of his wife's favorite car on it. Sure...but I asked them to pleas let me experiment a little bit more. I'm hoping to teach this technique at the Ohio Beader's Retreat in October. I asked Cyndy S. if AFIC would be interested & she said since it was jewelry they wouldn't. I was a tad bit disappointed in that as I think this would be a great project to teach beginning beaders & they'd get something personal & custom to make & take home with them. But, I do see her point. The conference is aimed for doll making & not jewelry making. I only have until the last of this month to come up with doll proposals. I have several things in mind, but jewelry making it obsessing me. I guess that is normal.

8 comments:

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OMG! I want i want! I'm getting so greedy these days with all the wonderful blogs & posts here! Wow, these are gorgeous, love those faces too Dot. I'm answering your email but got sidetracked when I popped in here (I almost typed pooped, doh!) and saw these beauties. I am so grateful for blogs, I get to visit your world for FREE! xo, Monica

abeadlady said...

What a great idea. The possibilties are endless. When do you find time to work? LOL

Arline

flyingbeader said...

I'm crazy Arline. Really I am! Luckily I can bead really fast.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OMG! I can't believe i own it! I'm so glad I begged now! lol It's gorgeous!!! ~Monica :)

vivage said...

Why can't you design a doll who wears a bracelet as a belt? It can be removeable so serve 2 purposes.

flyingbeader said...

I have done that. It was a class I taught at AFIC (Artistic Figures in Cloth) last year. It was a doll called Interchangable Mood Face doll. You could change her face (with snaps) and then change her belt. Huummm...I'll have to find that file & post it on my webpage. She was a pretty funny looking doll.

freebird said...

These are just great. You'll just have to find a jewelry beading venue to teach them at. Have you tried the bead magazine yearly classes- this looks like it's right up that alley. Looks like too much for a magazine article but great for a magazine weekend.

Of course you want to make jewelry. I always want to do everything but what needs to get done.

søren said...

those are SO cool! how did you print the faces? i think there would be some way to combine those with AFIC!