A blog about change and whatever medium I'm currently expressing my creativity through....


Emerald Mist - Freeform Peyote Bracelet #4

This is really not a very good photograph of this bracelet. I'll have to try to get something better. It's not my favourite, but it's better than the photo makes it look. This was a first try with including larger focus elements. I'm still really enjoying this technique. And I keep thinking I need more seed beads.


Shades of Mauve - Freeform Peyote Bracelet #3

This is my third attempt at freeform peyote stitch. It sure is fun watching the piece reveal itself. Sometimes, as I've mentioned before, it's hard to know when it's "finished" and I've read about other bead artists who continued on a bracelet years after it was first "finished". This one has some semi-precious stones and a few Swarovski crystals too.

Northern Sunset - Freeform Peyote Bracelet #2

I've been enjoying working on freeform peyote bracelets. This is actually the second I've ever made. I am very happy with how it came out. It hasn't got a closing yet because I need to shop for something special to go with the garnets in it. It's funny about working freeform. It can be hard to tell when it's done as the design develops as you work.


Woven Bag

I've been wanting to try out this technique for a while and finally got to it yesterday. It's a little woven bag...3.5" X 6" and I'm happy with how the experiment turned out. I still need to add a beaded neck piece to it. Next one will be bigger I think. So simple and a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn.


Midnight Fringe Bracelet #4

I've finished another fringe bracelet. It's been on the go for a while and I finally finished it. I've been eager to start another freeform peyote bracelet but made myself finish this one first. Unfortunately these bracelets just don't photograph as well as they truly look. The bracelet is for sale at my Etsy shop. wmarlaine.etsy.com if you are interested.


Violets Mini Quilt

Here is the quilt that I mentioned in the previous post. It's for sale at http://www.wmarlaine.etsy.com.