Category Bead Embroidery
This month I’m participating in Sally Russick’s ‘Creating with Cabochons’ challenge, which turned out to be the ‘gentle push’ I needed to try some new ways of working with and embellishing cabochons.
My beaded goddess for August is named Jázmin. She features a gorgeous floral design Peruzi cabochon which instantly reminded me of Hungarian folk art designs.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
During June, I was drawn to these rich meditative blues, the focal cabochon is a polymer clay creation which I find very soothing and calming. I have named her Indigo.
My goddess for May features a beautiful tree of life pendant; named “Olive” she is symbolic of some of the positive changes that are happening in my life at present.
My goddess for April commemorates ANZAC Day on 25th April; a public holiday and national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.
My goddess for March is in celebration of St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. I have named her Felicia which means happy, lucky and fortunate.
My goddess for February is in celebration of my visit to Melbourne and meeting my niece Miekayla. I have named her “Sugar and Spice”, that’s what little girls are made of, after all.
‘Flame’ is symbolic of the heatwave currently occurring in Australia and the bush fires that are flaring up and being fought across much of our country….it is absolutely devastating!
For 2013, I’ve decided to focus on expanding my skills and dedicating more time to my art. I recently finished my first beaded goddess art doll – my first attempt at bead embroidery. ‘Mother and Baby’ celebrates the birth of my sister’s daughter, Miekayla.