I remember clearly the day that both ideas for books came to me....it was 2010 and I was at Bead and Button. The idea for Beads in Motion and The Bead Within both popped into my head.
Beads in Motion was inspired by the Rings of Saturn, a piece I had designed back in 1999! I updated it for the book, and beaded it in a fresh new color way, and it became the books cover piece.
pre-order and due out August 6th hit Amazon's number one list in the category of Beads and Jewelry.
All of the Beads in Motion pieces have been returned to me and I've been having fun wearing them out and about.
The current focus, Beads in Motion is nearing the completion of beading, and it's signature piece will be My Secret Garden, another piece from the early 2000's which features a vessel with a removable lid which holds the surprise of the 'garden' tucked into the vessel. And of course a new color version in black and silver with touches of spring green and fuchsia!
March is going to be very exciting with a visit from friend Gabriella, a trip to Northern California to celebrate our son's birthday, visit with family including my beloved grand babies, and then onto Beading by the Bay and enjoying so many friends! That is followed by the drive home to San Diego where I will share our California coast with first time West Coast visitor Sabine. We'll spend a night in the beautiful Emerald Iquana in Ojai California and stop by to say hello to Carole Tripp at Creative Castle, before heading to my home studio for a three day Sabine workshop. Sabine's workshop is currently full but if you've like to be contacted about future guest artists please join my mailing list.