Monday, November 17, 2008

I finished a necklace that I started a couple of months ago. The pattern came from Bead and Button, April, 2007. It is a Russian St. Petersburg chain with a bezeled square Swarovski crystal. The colors aren't really showing true in the picture. This was my first St. Petersburg chain. It's a fun stitch and one I want to do again.

This is a cuff I made from a mixed bead collection that I got from Annette at the recent bead retreat. I used size 8 seed beads in a 2 drop Peyote stitch for the base. Then added all the other beads using size 15 seed beads.

I recently had the opportunity to buy some David Christensen glass beads. I'm not sure what I am going to do with them, but I do have fun taking them out of their baggie and playing with them.

Pastels and jewel colors

Big beads

That's the beady stuff that I have right now.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The long, slow fall

Some years the trees seem to change colors and fall off the the limbs in a weeks time. This year the colors are slow to change. This oak is holding on to it's green as long as it can. I love the way the red mixes with the green.

This maple has a wonderful pale yellow color with a bit of red. Leaves on the same branch are green with just a hint of yellow or red.

Looking up through the canopy the fall colors seem to be winning. Once a hard freeze hits the area I am sure that the leaves will tumble to the ground.