Here are some beads I got done last week, and strung for my mum as it's her birthday a week today - 73!! I've used sterling silver clasp, chain, and beads and some tiny amethyst beads I bought about a year ago that I've had in mind to use on something for my mum. I think she'll be getting a matching bracelet for Christmas!! They're strung on hand painted ribbon from Diane of SowZere Designs
You see! Like waiting for a bus, there are none for ages then three come along together!!
Right, I've been having a a nightmare with formatting today (sorry for those of you who get alerts when I've been playing around with the posts and wondering what on earth I'm up to - You know who you are!!)
Anyway, I've given up trying to upload a larger picture of Japanese Silk in my first blog of the day, so I'm uploading it here :-D
I really don't know where the time goes!! I've been doing some collaborative work with Lynn Davy (Nemeton) a UK designer, for a ISGB/Bead & Button competition, the closing date of which is February 1st, but obviously I've needed to get the beads to Lynn (they arrived in the UK yesterday) so that she has time to do her seed bead and stringing magic with them to turn them into our representation for the Four Elements.
A project titled "Japanese Silk" appears in this months (November, 2008) edition of Step by Step Beads magazine, and it features my focal bead - which was originally titled Chinese Silk but the mag changed it.
"To get your creative juices flowing here are a few of the enticing projects you'll find in the upcoming November/December issue:
Japanese Silk: As elegant as a cherry blossom, this pearl and seed bead necklace features a lovely lampworked pendant"
I am a self-representing artist handcrafting flameworked glass beads in my home studio in France. My work has been featured in Step by Step Beads magazine (collaborative piece with Lynn Davy/Nemeton), and can be seen on pages 46 and 125 of the Kimberley Adams/Michele Sauvelle published book - Verre et Flame: Creation de perles de verre (available from www.Amazon.fr)
Items listed for sale can be viewed at
www.billiejeanlittle.etsy.com or purchased from The Art of Good Taste gallery in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg.
I am SRA and SRAJD registered, and a member of ISGB and GBUK.
As well as being a glass artist, I am mum to two beautiful girls - Daisy (aged 6) and Ruby (aged 4), wife to James, and carer of two house rabbits _ Twinkle and Luly.