Friday, August 23, 2013

Wedding Jewelry

My daughter is getting married soon and she loves green. Her dress is white but will have an under ruffle of green tulle, green shoes and a beaded green necklace and hair comb. The bridesmaids will be in short green dresses with different colored shoes and their own beaded necklaces. I get the job of making the beaded necklaces as well as gluing rhinestones on the differently colored flip flops for beach wear-yes, 15 min ceremony on the beach and then party in the beach bar-NJ not CA.

Bride and flower girl:

Details; bead embellishment over backing of right angle weave, Swarovski crystals as well as Czech pressed glass:

Bridesmaids sets, purple is junior bridesmaid:

Closures are vintage glass buttons from an old color sample button card with counterweight fringes.

The only snag is that the matron of honor is pregnant, due to deliver less than a month after the wedding and she didn't order a maternity dress--so my other daughter, the maid of honor, is giving up her dress, the largest size, to be made into a maternity style and dieting down to fit into the matron of honor's original dress. Whew! I'm glad my job was the beadwork! Joanne

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Beaded Bead necklaces

I have had a very difficult time trying to log in to my blog and repost since google took over, but I finally figured it out so here goes:

Actually the foot surgeries were $6 and #7 not #5 and #6 but they are over. Recovery from the foot surgeries was no problem. However, the knee roller destroyed my bad knee and initiated pain in my good knee-both of which have not recovered. So now I am waiting for knee replacement scheduling. My poor dogs--can't play with me.

I have finished 2 more beaded bead necklaces. I am having fun combining the beaded beads with other bead items. I will not be teaching at Common Ground in 2014, but hope to be back in 2015.

 Beaded Beads plus polymer beads by Grant Diffendaffer and Natural Touch Resin beads.

Beaded Beads plus lamp worked glass by Paula Radke.