Friday, February 05, 2016

The Perfect Bead




Spent part of the afternoon searching through my stash of beads looking for the perfect beads for a project I'm hand stitching.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bead Storage

How do you store your beads, was the question asked on Facebook this morning, and lots of great ideas were shared.  Here is some of my bead storage, I say some because I still have canning jars, old pickle jars, etc., in my upstairs office filled with both beads, buttons, and other embellishments.  Such is the fate of a mixed media fiber artist, you end up collecting lots of stuff for creating new work.


I have probably 150+ of these little containers filled with various types and styles of seed beads, and another 30+ filled with sequins.


Bead storage, these are Iris organizers and I bought them at Staples.






 Cardboard containers filled with vintage plastic beads, baubles, and buttons.


A cart filled with jars and jars and jars of beads!


That's mostly beads on that shelf!


More beads, embellishments such as old clock parts, furniture hardware that was too beautiful to pitch, etc., the big empty space is where the new studio tv will be living, eventually.  The stuff in the jars on the bottom shelf, natural dyed silk cocoons.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mohair Fiber Purge


I'm destashing my studio of items and supplies I'm no longer using, I'm updating my shop daily!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Natural Dyes and Fibers Sale


Starting tomorrow I will be divesting of a ton of fibers of the silk and wool variety, and some of my natural dye stash via my eBay store.  Stay tuned for more information!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bittersweet Endings


I filled out the cancellation form for The Natural Surface this afternoon, it was a bittersweet moment after having put many hours of time learning how to use the network and then finally adding content to the network.  And then I did the math,

What's next??? I have some really exciting projects waiting in the wings that I will be announcing on Monday June 1st!  Yes I will still be working with natural dyes, earth pigments, ochers, and rust! Yes, my eBooks and Videos will still be available!!! Yes, I will still be stitching like a mad woman using my natural dyed fabrics, fibers, and threads!  And YES I will still be sharing my journey with you!!!