Friday, September 28, 2007

9.27.07 Hidden Mickey brick stitch

I'm heading to the Long Island Bead Society this weekend to lead a whole day of brick stitching. Can't wait! Brick stitch is one of my fave techniques, how about you all out there? It's easy, increases and decreases nicely without too much zigzagging, and forms a wonderfully firm fabric of beads. I'm teaching flat, tubular, circular, THE WORKS.

Here's my most ambitious circular brick piece so far. It started as a new way to work up some more modern takes on The Mouse Ears shapes. I Love WDW, but I am not into cutesie mousies. So here I ended up. Can you find all the hidden Mickeys?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blog 1: 9.15.07. Less sleep=more time to make stuff

For those of us who never sleep, or do it poorly, I offer this: Sleeplessness should not impact creativity! In fact, it empowers us with more time. So by way of introduction, I post my first blog with a design that came from a restless night. Brick stitch is so cool, and rubber O rings make for a real industech style. Let me know if you want more instruction.

The SB