Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two Pieces, A New Stitch, And A Long-Hidden Pendant

Kicking off 2013 with the two newest pieces off of the bead table.

First, a peyote bangle  -- a new version of a design I've made a couple of times before, this time in shades of rose and mauve that seemed attractively warm on a cold day.  The shades kind of remind me of the camellias that bloomed outside my bedroom window in the middle of winter when I grew up in SC.


The second piece is the result of digging deep in a stash of cabochons and focals that have been living in my supply drawers for a ridiculously long time.  Almost as long as it's been since there were camellias outside my bedroom window.





I wish I could tell you the name of the artist who made the lovely dichroic glass pendant.  Her name was in a spreadsheet that lived on my computer until my computer lost the will to live a few years ago and wiped its own hard drive clean as it died.  I believe her first name was Jeanne.  Any ideas as to who it might have been would be greatly appreciated.  (I've had the pendant for at least 10 years - shameful!!)

New year, new stitch
This was my first time using St. Petersburg stitch.  I do love it!  I'll be playing with this stitch a lot in the near future...

7 comments:

Shirley Moore said...

Oh man, I love that bracelet! That is a very cool design. Yours?
I love St. Pete, it makes such a pretty chain, no matter what beads you use with it. I've even made it with tilas. It worked out great with that pendant, and now you can say you've done some house (bead) cleaning! :)

Kepi said...

Love them both, the pendant is beautiful, the colors gorgeous.

KJ said...

St. Petersburg looks complex, has some weight to compliment a larger focal, and works up fast- I think you will enjoy it.

Love that bracelet.

Christine Altmiller said...

St. Pete's is a new favorite of mine. Pretty, sturdy, fast. I love the chain you made and the focal! That Bracelet! LOVE it!!! gorgeous style!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh I was wondering what that stitch was when I saw this gorgeous necklace over on FB! nice color choice for the st pete's! I've been enjoying that stitch lately too!

Marcie Abney Carroll said...

I had to come by and thank you for your sweet words. Oh, and scrolling down I saw your mantle of nutcrackers! I love, love, love nutcrackers and lined shelves with them this year! Thank you again. I hope 2013 is an awesome year for you and keep up the beautiful beadwork!

Cyndi L said...

The St Pete's chain is just *perfect* for your pendant...great choice!