Thursday, June 23, 2005

Loom Weaving: A Great Beginning

I love Don Pierce's work. I'm drawn to simplicity and geometric styles. And when someone adds a "little something extra" to that style, it has what it takes to WOW me! Don Pierce's work is exactly that - WOW! He has a wonderful book on Loom weaving as well as offering one of the finest bead weaving looms I've seen. I've taught classes in loom weaving and some of my students show up with his looms and they are just superb. One of these days, I am going to get one for myself! If you are interested at all in weaving on a loom, I highly recommend you check out his website! Click on the title above to take you there.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Highland Art Gallery

These items are all handwoven and currently for sale at the Highland Art Gallery in Weaverville, California (where else?!) Shown from clockwise upper left: Dogwood bracelet, Beaded bead & Crystal bracelet, Hibiscus cuff bracelet (Original Hibiscus pattern by BlueBearBeads, Pattern #1677 at bead-patterns.com), Dichroic African beaded bracelet, and the Peach Flowers bracelet.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

A Wonderful Bead Artist

There are so many wonderful bead artists, where does one begin? I thought I would share with you a link to one of these incredibly talented persons, who's work always has me ooo'ing and aaaah'ing. Her name is Cynthia Rutledge and if you aren't familiar with her work, take a peek at the samples she has on her website. She is a constant source of inspiration and one day I hope to take one of her classes. Click on the title above to take you to her website.