Mainly I want to share about my jewelry business which continues to be a big part of my life. For the past year I've been concentrating on designing bracelets and took a good part of 2014 learning Adobe Illustrator so that I could write tutorials using diagrams to explain the process. I'm happy with my progress and plan to continue on this pathway, expanding into necklace and earring tutorials.
I'm a member of the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad which keeps me learning about and designing with some of the new beads being manufactured. So I'll be sharing some posts on all of these new beads and what I'm creating with them. Here are a few things I've designed over the past few months.
Bezel and Chain using Half Tilas
Hex Pyramid Beads
New Duracoat Silverlined Delicas
African Turquoise SuperDuo Mix and Matubo 8/0 Seed Beads
African Turquoise SuperDuo Mix and O Beads
I have not yet written tutorials for any of the designs shown above, but I did just finish writing a tutorial for my "Night Out on the Town" necklace that uses the new Silver and Gold SuperDuo Mix. I used beadweaving and stringing techniques in creating this necklace.
Here's to a good 2015 for you all!