We wanted to share a wonderful purse with you that was begun in one of our classes. Dot Lewallen has been featured in "Doll Crafter and Costuming." She uses Beanie Babies and recycles them into art!
Dot writes: It all started with a class at 1 Stop Bead Shop here in Columbus. I got to take a class with Sherry Serafini: the beaded purse class. Well, after working on and off for this whole total month, it is DONE as of late last night.
Karen Maase writes: I took the Egyptian Collar class and created the piece on the left. I learned a number of techniques and actually have worn it. It remains in my personal collection.
Right – This is my first beaded collar and first foray into bead embroidery. I took the first class taught by Sherri Serafini at 1 stop a couple of years back and this is the result. I love the pearls and colors but at times I think I overdid the stones. Depends on my mood.
Amelia Yaussy used materials from 1 Stop Bead Shop and our Bead of The Month Club to create her design.Interested in joining our Bead of The Month Club?
Julie writes: My St. Petersburg w/Fringe (left) was inspired by a project I saw in Bead and Button Magazine. I bought the Fire Agate Pendant at the B&B Show in 2008. So using the colors in the pendant, I amped it up. I decided on branching fringe to match the delicate fern-like branches of the St. Petersburg stitch and went to town adding the fringe at the bottom. This has been a popular class in order to learn a more complicated version of St. Petersburg.
I took Taos Sunset (right) Class in August of 2008. It was a wonderful class teaching us tubular and triangle peyote and a spiral fringe. It took 4 weeks of fairly steady evening work to get it done after the class, and it weighs a ton, but it is one of my favorite pieces.
Pam writes: The center of the Bead Embroidered White Bracelet (left) is a carved moonstone face that I've had forever; this is also my first bling. As the face was embellished and the pearl evolved into a netted rose, the shades and movement of the bracelet took form.
As for the Queen (right), I fell in love with this fringe and it seemed perfect for an for one of my ceramic faces, so perfect that adding any more fringe ruined the balance. The elements of the necklace dictated what followed. My kids both say they always remember my love of cameos. I guess it's carried over to beading.