Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My beadwork

Some of you may have wondered why my blog is called Beadz? Well, I have loved beads all of my life and have been a beadwork artist for all of my adult life. These pieces take 100's or 1000's of hours to make, so in the past few years, I've been on a break from these large pieces and have been having so much fun with paper crafts. It's still giving me the creative outlet that I need, but a much quicker sense of accomplishment. When I compare my beadwork to any other craft that I pick up, it is so funny to me that I do the same things in any medium! I love layering and textures and colors. Let me know if you can recognize some of these likenesses as well.

This past week was a real ah-ha moment for me, when I added a beaded stalk of wheat to one of my paper creations. I love it when everything comes together.

I am just going to post these pictures without any real explanations for now, but please, if you have any questions, let me know.


Michelle said...

Gini! These are sculptures! I cant even believe the work here! Wow! The bee peice is amazing! Just incredible work! Whoa! I am speechless! I am just so honored to have such a talented artist in our group, we are so lucky to have you, Gini!

Michelle :)

Lelia Pierce said...

Yowza! I can see why you spend SO many hours on one thing! How beautiful and what talent you have, Gini!