Archive for July, 2010

Bright, Bright Orange

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Originally, I wasn’t going to use color as a theme, but this color reminds me of sunsets, flowers, one of my favorite eye shadow colors, and a sort of rich spontaneity that shouts, “Look at me!” Autumn Leaves in seed beads by greendragon9 is a pointillist painting using tiny glass seed […]


Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

It rained today. The sky was blue and sunny and then completely overcast in the afternoon. It rained tiny droplets. A quiet rain that moistened the ground then disappeared and now the sun is out, dropping towards the horizon. Google asks, “Are you feeling lucky?” I typed in “raindrops” and hit enter. The first site […]

What Your Closet Reveals About You

Monday, July 26th, 2010

My closet would tell a variety of tales about me. First, that I hide organization behind what at first glance would seem disorganized. Second, that I have an exotic taste in clothing. Third, that I either expect to lose weight and get back into shape (I was a Ballerina years ago) or that I can’t […]

Artificial Flowers

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks It’s true there are plenty of live flowers in our gardens and pots, but here are some that will last a lifetime and longer and they won’t make you sneeze! Gothic Flower Choker proves that Goth doesn’t always mean chains. Le Sacre du Printemps is an adornment for a room. Stunning […]

Where the Winter Winds Are Blowing Now

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Here in New England (or at least my part of it) Summer heat is raging furiously. Ok, so furiously is too active a word for sweltering heat that makes one want to melt away. But this heat does seem to be aggravating a lot of people! This Wednesday blog post reminds us northern dwellers that […]

Your Car Your Style?

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Does the car you drive reflect your style? How about the car you’d like to drive? How much of a role does one’s sense of style play when car shopping? At the moment, my favorite car is the Saturn Sky. I really want that car. Preferably in bright red (or one of those shifting color […]

Flights of Imagination

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Apparently, today’s theme is feathers. Or possibly flights of imagination. You decide. Feather Fascinator with Birdcage Veil by Ellen MarieA cross between a hat and a brooch, a fascinator is a small hair accessory that acts as a delicate cap. This one has feathers, and pearls and a veil. I love […]

Bobby Pins Are What’s New in Bead Weaving

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Well known art and craft jewelry supplier Rings & Things has added an interesting new line to their findings lines: metal bobby pins with 10 mm diameter smooth round pads. They advertise them for soldering and gluing but I had the idea of using them for a bead weaving base. I contacted the company via […]

Mastery of Style: Where We Are Now

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Time to take a breath and take a look of what we’ve covered so far. Hopefully you’ve had a lot to think about and this pause will let you put it all together in your mind, both conscious and subconscious. We began with the obligatory course introduction where I presented some terms, definitions and concepts […]

Waves on the Brain

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks From heat-waves to wavelengths, the treasuries this week all describe something related to wave phenomena. Parabola Gold is a bracelet in an unusual (for bead weaving) three dimensional wave form by Glenda of Dax Designs. Glenda is an award winning artist from Australia whose work, I suspect, is infused with that […]