Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I've been wondering how the three moons would connect with each other.  I didn't want to just continue doing circles until they intersected; although that wouldn't have necessarily been a bad idea - just a little too predictable.  After playing around with a wooden bugle bead (about a size 4), I created a shape that seem to embrace the three moons without overpowering any of them.  Once I finished, stepped back, and took a good look at it I realized a heart had been created.

Friday, December 24, 2010

THREE SLEEPING MOONS 10 and one Sleepy Pin

 I'ts been awhile since my last posting but moving forward proved to be a bit of a challenge.  It took several false starts before I found just the right beads to continue on.  The first ring around the moon consist of little tiny brass spacers turned flat with hole side up and stopped with one of the red 15 charlottes.  The second ring are brass cut beads around 4mm with brushed gold 8's in-between.  Rosemary at Monica's Quiltworks and Bead Store here in Palm Desert, suggested I dye the background with coffee.  It's hard to see in the photo but it really takes the edge off of the white Lacy fabric.  Thanks Rosemary!
I've got to start thinking of how they relate to each other...not sure yet.  It's a slow process but one I enjoy.  Luckily, I've got other projects that I'm able to finish in a reasonable length of time.  Here's one....a free-form beaded head I've turned into a pin with a magnetic catch.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


The moons are beaded and it's now time to think about how to pull them altogether.  There are some interesting cabochons I may, or may not, use.  This is when the fun begins!  OR..the big headache...which will it be?

Sunday, December 5, 2010


As you can see I've changed my mind.  The little turquoise beads just didn't fit.  The black bugles give it a stronger line and a bit more to play with...I think. Oh well, the little guy is next and then we'll see if they can all be tied together some how.  I still like the turquoise beads and hope to use them somewhere else. 

Friday, December 3, 2010


I used brass Tahos for the base of the medium moon with garnet color Charlottes and Black Garnets around his face.  I'm circling the base with round 3mm turquoise before moving on to baby moon.  Once the moons are complete, I'll take a picture, print it out and work on the overall design to tie them together.