Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ut oh, another passion ...

As if I didn't have enough crafty obsessions, I have a new one! This is not my first foray into the world of beads, but this is something completely different from simple bead stringing of earrings and necklaces. No sireeee.... I've learned a whole new skill and am loving it!

I've always admired the work of Stephanie Dixon aka The Dixon Chick, and for a long time wanted to take one of her wire bead crochet classes at BeadFx in Toronto but they were always scheduled when I wasn't available.

A couple of weeks ago that all changed and I was finally able to meet Stephanie at an Open Beading Night at BeadFx and she got me started down a slippery slope. I made my first wire crochet necklace and was thrilled with it.

Stephanie is an amazing teacher and tons of fun too! I was so hooked (pardon the pun) that I also took one of her classes a couple of weeks later. Be sure to check out her blog. She's an amazingly talented woman.

Here are the pieces I've made so far.

This was the first necklace I made using purple
wire and an assortment of green, purple and mauve beads.
This is the one that I made in Stephanie's class. The wire is gold
crocheted with Swarovski Crystal beads and Myuki glass cube beads
And this one I made with copper wire and an assortment of
green and amber beads.
And in in spare time, I made this simple memory wire bracelet with an assortment
of size 6/0 Czech glass seed beads called "Honeybee Topaz Mix".
I think it needs a matching necklace, don't you?

Can you tell I'm having a wonderful time? I have so many ideas spinning around in my head that I want to do. If only there were more hours in the day and more money in the bank account!

Of course I'm still knitting and quilting too. I'm only slightly ADD! :-)

Happy Crafting!