Wow .. it's been a while since I've posted. I've even missed a few weeks of Sally's "Focus on Life" challenge. (Don't worry. I have one photo taken and will take the other this week. I would like to get both posted this week.)
I wish I could say that I've been super busy and have a million things to show you.
Instead, I've been taking a bit of a break and working on one thing.
I've been totally inspired by Kate McKinnon's book, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, Vol. 1.
I am just amazed at the shapes and forms and the design possibilities that spring from the book. I recently pre-ordered Volume 2. (Yes, volume one is that good and yes, there are that many more ideas).
I've been playing with Kate's pagoda bangle.
It's about one third complete. I want to add a few more layers to the over skirt at the top and one or two more horns to the bottom.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
To be truthful, I really want to finish this because I am dying to start on the Zig Zag Flower Kate posted a few days ago.
If you haven't seen Kate's book, definitely take a look. You can order it here.
It's full of inspiring techniques and gorgeous photos. I guarantee you'll want to start beading immediately.