Embellishing the Runway, Season 12, Ep 3

The first episode was technically an unconventional challenge, having to use parachutes as material. But this was the actual unconventional challenge, using materials gleaned from the boardwalk at Coney Island.


A simple tubular herringbone stitch bangle, echoing the braided straw texture. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


The Other Blog

This, here, is my beadwork blog. And I haven't been doing much of that lately. Blogging about beadwork, that is. Or beadwork, for that matter. From time to time, I've mentioned the reason why.

Now we're writing a blog about that. My husband is terminally ill. We've been dealing with his deteriorating health for a number of years, and now it seems his condition is picking up speed. Our days are getting shorter. Together we decided to talk about it all. Life, as it is for us right now, warts and all - and in the days to come, life without my dearest love. 

It's raw, and rough, and funny, and strange. We use bad words sometimes. We talk about death. We laugh about life. Right now I'm the one doing most of the posting, but we'll get the big guy into this soon. 

If you're up to it, we're making noises here: Life With/Out Asa.

I'll still be posting my beady stuff here. Because life, and art, still go on.

And thanks for reading. It means the world.

Bead post tomorrow, I promise. 

I just realized I need a picture here.

This is our cat, Montag, attempting the legendary "Laying On of Paws" in an attempt to heal his best friend. 
Apparently, there was some unintended acupunture in there as well.


Embellishing the Runway, Season 12, Episodes 1 & 2

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Second episode of Project Runway. Two things I learned from this bracelet: round the corners BEFORE you do anything else, and if you're going to do this kind of finish on the edge, sail it around the (unthreaded) sewing machine one time, just to get even spacing.

This is from the first episode of Season 12. So far I'm actually enjoying Embellishing the Runway - not like LAST season. Finding inspiration from that group of designers