Category Archives: beading

Beading Project

Beading, it take a while. It’s one stitch, one bead, next stitch, next bead, next stitch, next bead. A close up of the one I’m working on now, with appliqu├ęd strips and beads on an amazing sheer fabric from the reborn Josephine’s fabric store. For pizazz, these cool extra long bugle beads and for punch, […]
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New for Craft2Wear

Coming up! The Smithsonian Women’s Committee’s fabulous Craft2Wear show. This Thursday evening for the Advance Chance Party, then Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 for the show. I’ll be there! With new work, like the pieced jacket below. Silk from a very cool, vintage kimono. Taken apart, then reassembled, highlighting the pine tree designs. […]
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Beaded Jacket, Step One

One hour in, sewing beads onto a jacket destined for the Smithsonian’s Craft2Wear Show. End of the day, it’s getting there!
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Beaded Jacket for a Mother of the Groom

It’s the season for weddings! A beaded jacket for a mother of the groom, finished! And ready for the party.
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Mother of the Groom

I’ve been working on a new suit for a wonderful mother of the groom. Lots of vintage beads sewn onto the most amazing watery blue kimono silk. I’ve sewn on all the beads, now I finish the jacket and skirt. What a treat to make something sparkling and bright for such an important occasion! A […]
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Beaded Swing Vest

She asked me, “Could you make this vest in a full swing version?” And I said, “Yes!” I pieced the grid and diagonal lines. Then, I sewed on the beads. And then more beads. And more beads and more. In the beginning I thought I’d never finish. But you know, after a while, well, after […]
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Beaded Jackets

I love the sparkle and glitter of little beads, especially when they’re scattered over beautiful kimono silks. A last look at beaded jackets from the Baltimore show. A beautiful teal color silk, with painted blue blossoms. The coral dots look like beads. I’ve added my own, the glass variety, for texture. It always surprises me, […]
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Out and About with Nina

Nina just sent these amazing photos of her recent travels. In each picture she is wearing an Ann Williamson original. How cool is that! Below, a picture of her on her way to see the Met Museum’s Charles James exhibit. I understand it was a fabulous show. Alas, I missed the exhibit [darn!], but my […]
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Week of Beads

I’ve been thinking holidays and sparkle. And beads. From pretty, lady like, hardly there, invisible bits of light, to glassy and hard, punk band spikes. The jacket below, an amazing kimono silk, covered with iridescent seed beads. A night sky filled with blue stars. This gorgeous, hand painted kimono silk. It looks like air. I […]
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Alpine Wedding

It’s my wedding pictures! 6 lovely ladies and 3 handsome men. My idea; it’s a photographer’s studio but it’s also an outdoor wedding in an alpine meadow. The sun is out, the air is cool, cheeks rosy from the fresh mountain air, hair blown a bit from the breeze, it’s a beautiful day and everyone […]
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