Friday, August 24, 2012

And what I'm still working on ...

A few days ago, I showed you what I've completed over the past weeks.  Today, I want to share what else  has been moving through my bead table.

I'm slowly putting together my creation for Erin Prais-Hintz's and Marcie Abney's Challenge of Travel.  I chose Japan and am hoping to produce something worthy of the country's rich cultural heritage.

My original idea didn't pan out, so I went back to the beading board.  I'm hoping to create two different pieces, one literal and one interpretative.

I'll let you guess which one this is.

Karyn chose four projects for our Beading Babes group this time around.  I have a two completed and am in the process of finishing the other two.

I can't show you the projects until our reveal date, but I can share a few teaser pictures.

My favorite project this round is "Josephine's Collar," designed by Jill Devon and published in the June 2012 issue of Beadwork Magazine.  I had so much fun with this, I set everything else aside so I could finish it.

I also finished "Retro Daisies," designed by Janice Chatham, and published in the April 2012 issue of Bead and Button.

I need to complete the edging for the "Ripple Effect Cuff," designed by Sherry Serafini, and published in the June 2011 issue of Beadwork Magazine.

I also need to finish the "Soutastic Soutache Earrings," designed by Amee McNamara, and published in the June 2012 issue of Bead and Button.    This may or may not happen as the soutache is giving me fits.  (It's entirely my fault, of course.  The soutache itself is soft and and cuddly.)

When those are complete, I can start on a piece for Lisa Lodge's My Bead Table Blog Hop.  Lisa sent me the following selection of stray and orphan beads from her own stash.

The colors are right up my alley and I am hoping to do her proud.

Please check back in a week for the Challenge of Travel reveal.  The reveal date for our Beading Babes group is September 16 and Lisa's My Bead Table Blog Hop reveal is October 13.  I hope to see you then!


  1. OOOh can't wait for you to post the reveal! Your beadwork is so amazing

  2. Wow - I can't wait to see everything. That first sneak peek has some really cool looking seed beads - are they gray with red flecks? So neat!!!

  3. Oooh! Very cool sneak peeks Miss Tanya! I can't wait to see the finished projects. I just finally got my special bead I was waiting for and this weekend I hope to get busy making Nepal come alive! Enjoy the day. Erin

  4. oooh--#4 for me--those colors are speaking to me!!!