I have always loved hands-on projects. I have been a big fan of counted cross stitch since I was a teen. I later discovered the joy of having my own business which evolved through a number of ideas including Baking, Stamping, Christmas Crafts, Cross Stitch and finally Beading. I love to bead with a variety of mediums and am also a big fan of Chain Maille. When opening Dragon’s Lair Beads I wanted to create a place for people to learn, share and gain confidence in their abilities to bead.
I designed this Embellished Herringbone bracelet after making a similar bracelet featured in the Brilliant Crystal Jewelry 2 magazine. The original bracelet was called “Confetti Bracelet” It featured Crystallized Swarovski Elements sequins designed by Bonnie Mountain. It received many Ooo’s and Aah’s. Wanting to make it again I turned to the Magatamas and have created my own version of the bracelet. Then I extended the bracelet and made a necklace using the Miyuki Long Magatamas and 4×4 cubes. It’s a gorgeous piece.
We are very lucky to have a friend who is new into polymer clay. She made me a gift of this piece and I could see it as a fish. This is what I did with it, using Delicas.
It is always interesting to see how people can take an idea and turn it into something beautiful and unique. We encourage our students to be creative and bold with colors and materials.
I can be reached at www.dragonslairbeads.com and look forward to hearing from you.