Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here is another of my beaded figures. I made it for my friend Dave for Christmas a few years ago. He loves orange. I called it "Butterfly Sunshine". Those are glass butterflies flying around the body. I also used various sizes of seed beads and sequins. The back was hard to capture as I was using a scanner. On the rear end is my signature bead. It is hard to see but there are two H's on it. I thought I'd share this doll, as I am craving sunshine. It has been dreary and rainy here in Wisconsin.
Otherwise I have been crocheting a lot, both for Christmas and to get ready for the coming frigid temperatures. I made myself a neck warmer that I can't wait to show off. It is like a scarf, but is short and buttons closed instead. I will post pics soon. As for the rest of my projects, I am bound to secrecy. I don't want to give away any Christmas surprises! But as soon as all has been revealed, I will share.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The first is that http://www.moveon.org/ is giving away these really cool stickers featuring President-elect Obama. They were created by artist Shepard Fairey. You can get one sticker for free (including shipping!!!) or more for a small donation. And starting November 8, they will be selling prints as a fund-raiser for all their good work. Here is the link: http://pol.moveon.org/shepstickers/
If you have trouble getting a large enough picture to work from, double-click on the pattern. It should open in a new window. Right-click over the picture and choose "copy". Then "paste" it in a document where you can drag the corners to alter the size. You can make it fit a full page. Then print. I tried this and it worked well for me. If you can't get that to work, let me know and I can send you a .pdf file.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Here is some new work of mine. The first are Queen Esther Earrings. They were named thus due to their regal color and the 24 karat gold beads. Perfect for Hannukah or as a way to show your faith daily. To purchase this pattern: http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?method=itemnumber&keywords=14820
These earrings are special to me as they were the first piece of beadwork I made after my husband died. It took me almost 6 months to start beading again. The rose montees had been sent to me the year before by a friend for my birthday. I just adored them. One day, when I accidentally came across them, I was inspired again. I am so glad. I really missed beading.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
One dollar of every pattern sold will be donated to Polar Bears International. To learn more about this organization and to make a donation, go to: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
To purchase the pattern: http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?method=itemnumber&keywords=14819
To see all the patterns I have for sale: http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?designer=Heather%20Hall
Thursday, October 9, 2008
On Saturday I am going to a Masquerade Wedding. The rules are masks only, no costumes. Unfortunately I just learned of the wedding less than a week ago, so I don't have a lot of time to prepare. I don't have a mask yet. That is one of my tasks for tomorrow. I am going with my friend David. I'll make sure we take pictures to share. It should be interesting.
Here is the link to purchase this pattern: http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?method=itemnumber&keywords=14781
Here is the link to purchase this pattern: http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?method=itemnumber&keywords=14782
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This project was posted to the BeadWork magazine's website in 2006. It is free to download. Here is the link. I hope you enjoy making your own version!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tomorrow is my good friend Joanna's birthday. Here is to a great birthday, Joanna!
I spent a few days celebrating with her earlier this week. We had a great time eating, drinking, buying beads, and having long chats. Here is a picture of her birthday present from me. She saw me wearing a similar bracelet and wanted her own version. She also wanted it to be the band of a watch. The pattern is from the October/November 2004 BeadWork magazine by Kathleen Kimball-Baker.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Christmas is only 137 days away. Can you believe it??? Here is a pattern I have for sale that makes a beautiful Christmas ornament. You could also use it as a pendant, especially if you eliminated the head and wings. The netting around the donut alone is beautiful. Here is the link.
Just to brag a little, this design placed 3rd in http://www.bead-patterns.com/ 2004 Holiday Sensations contest (Ornaments division). : )
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Empress Fushia: back
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
1 gram DB 0351 Matte White Delicas
14 beads DB 0723 Opaque Red Delicas
4 beads DB 0010 Opaque Black Delicas
2 beads DB 1371 Dyed Opaque Carnation Pink Delicas
2 silver crimp beads
2 small silver jump rings
2 ear wires
Weave using brick stitch. The top silver bead (grey on the pattern) is a small silver crimp bead sewn on the earring. This bead is for running the earring loop through. I personally prefer this look to a ring of beads. But if you choose this method, you either have to use a jump ring between the crimp and the ear wire loop or you have to carefully turn the bottom ring on your earring wire 90 degrees with a pliers. Instead of it facing in line with the rest of the wire, the bottom loop will be perpendicular and facing outwards. Then you just string it through your crimp.
Natty Jane Sleeping 2006