Saturday, April 19, 2014

Close Up of Chocolate Swirl (Necklace of Wooden Beads)

This is a closeup of the necklace that I made yesterday.   In addition to posting this closeup, I just replaced the photo I used in yesterday's post. You can see the new photo here: . I am really happy with this necklace, and so I thought it deserved a better photo.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chocolate Swirl (Necklace with Wooden Beads)

Here is a necklace I made today. I started with some beads that I bought recently,  chocolate brown decorated with a cream-colored swirl pattern. Then I played around with the design, adding wooden beads in other shapes and shades until I came up with a design that I liked. I also used some gold metallic beads as accents.  I used a stretchy acrylic cord, so I finished the necklace with just a knot (tucked inside one of the beads), rather than a clasp. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Necklace with Incised Wood, Glass, and Gold Beads

Another day, another necklace.  (The first ever art fair at Porter Mill is coming up in ten days, so I am making some new jewelry to show.)  For this one, I started with some incised wooden beads, and then added more wooden beads in different shapes and colors.  Then I added gold metallic beads and red-orange glass. I used a stretchy cord, so there is no need for a clasp.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Necklace with Wood and Gold Metallic Beads

I made another necklace this morning, with wooden beads and gold metallic beads used as accents.  This one was easy to put together because I used a stretchy cord (so no clasp), but it took me several attempts to get the design right. I hesitated to use the gold beads, but when I strung them into the design, something clicked.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Necklace of Wooden Beads and Knotted Turquoise Suede

This is the necklace I made this morning, wooden beads on knotted turquoise suede.   The design is simple, but tying those knots is never simple.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bubbi's Passover Sponge Cake

This morning I finished up this crayon drawing.  This is going to be an illustration for a recipe for our food blog, which is

But I am also going to use this image to send holiday wishes to family and friends.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bubbi's Passover Sponge Cake (As of Apr. 12, 2014)

Yesterday I started this crayon drawing of a sponge cake. This is going to be an illustration of a Passover recipe for our food blog which is