March 2021 Bead Mat Update: Renewing my energy!

My March 2021 Bead Mat Update is another study in contrasts. But it’s spring, so that’s all about renewal. People are wearing everything from shorts, to down parkas. LOL! Locals wear the shorts! I finished my beaded orb, so that’s first on my March 2021 bead mat update! Yeah!! Remind me not to juggle so many projects! My free form peyote ‘Dancing’ piece is in play again. It’s about time! On the bookmaking front, two versions of a wee, Origami Pocket book. Both will fit either a 2″ x 2″ ‘Twinchie’, or a very small book. My latest 100 Day …

November 2020 Bead Mat Update – Lots to say about nothing!

My November 2020 bead mat update, has lots to say about nothing! But there’s certainly lots to do, so don’t worry about the state of this blog post. Toronto has gone back into lock down, for 28 days (count back to Monday), but that doesn’t mean that we’re not allowed to bead!!! Our retail doors have shut temporarily, but our on-line business is open 24/7. We’re ready to go, and have a 20% off almost everything in the store, sale on right now. No, we don’t fill your orders 24/7, because that would be crazy!! But the BeadFX computers are …

October 2020 Bead Mat Update: Everything’s coming up batty!

My October 2020 bead mat update reflects a rather batty time of year for me.  I’m not really following any particular path, but the road to creativity does drive some of my choices. The article I told you about earlier, has been put to bed, so I have more time to work on extra projects. Okay, I finished the review on the weekend, but now I’m looking forward to a nice stretch of creative action. I’ll let you know more about the article, when I can. These partially filled (with Ice Resin), open-backed bezels, were originally shown in last week’s …

April 2019 Bead Mat Update: New, old, and UFO’s!

For my April 2019 Bead Mat Update, I want to discuss a few of the things that I’ve been working on lately! But what would you say if I told you that I’ve actually been thinking of many more projects? Sigh! There just isn’t enough time in anyone’s lifetime, to complete every idea my muse throws at me!! My brain hurts!! What’s a girl to do? So, for my April 2019 bead mat update, I’ll just show you what I’ve been doing lately! What do Resin, Beaded Art Dolls, and UFO’s have in common? Why, those are all workshops that …

September 2018 Bead Mat Update: A study in contrasts!

When I started thinking about my September 2018 Bead Mat Update, I thought that I really hadn’t accomplished much this month. But I was wrong! During the “Back to Class” event, earlier this month, I played with the Freeform Peyote Bracelet, that I had started in my last class. I need to decide on a closure of some type. I think one of my bead embroidered buttons, will finish it off nicely. Rose Gold Plated Hematite rounds, pair nicely with these Czech 6/0’s, to make a simple necklace. This one is around 30″ long, and will look maaavelous dahling, with …

January 2018 Bead Mat Update: Change is in the air!

The theme of my January 2018 Bead Mat Update, appears to be a slight change in direction. Is that bad? Perhaps not, but something new to consider. I’ve got an itch, and that itch just needed to be scratched! It’s the itch for something new, and I just can’t help myself! Okay, perhaps not new, but not recent! I’m talking about polymer clay! I’ve worked with it more this month (actually, I started on New Years Eve), than I’ve ever done before. Colour therapy for sure, but it also brings back that childlike feeling, of getting down and dirty in …