Friday, February 08, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Show and Tell

Visit Kelli at her "There is no place like home" blog for a list of others that share on Friday's.


Several times that I have visited with Mrs JoJo and Connie H they've been sharing with the Show and Tell bunch. It was fun to see. I wanted to join and share this week too.

I enjoy doing beadwork so I will show a couple pieces that I've made.

My biggest accomplishment is Doug's guitar strap. I designed and beaded it myself.

The guitar strap was a very long and tedious job for me.


He really likes it and he is worth the effort!


It took me about eight months to complete.

The peyote-stitched hybiscus is the flowery headpiece I designed and beaded for a young lady getting married. She was originally from Hawaii and wanted something made for her hair that reminded her of Hawaii. I made a hibicus flower. It took some figuring out and several attempts but I got it! I mounted the flowers on a comb. I made several strands to go around her head and down her back. The hairpiece was designed to sparkle in the light. She was very happy with it. Whew! Sometimes it's hard to please those brides!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my beadwork.

Thanks for visiting. You can see more of my beadwork on my other blog. Connie Marie's Beads.

36 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my goodness....am I ever glad you decided to join in on the fun each Friday...

MORE!!! More next week? These are so intricate...beautiful work.

My show n tell is a Valentine wreath I made this week. I do hope you can drop by for a visit.

mistyeiz said...

o my gosh, hats off to u!!! :) u certainly have the patience that i will never ever have. simply gorgeous.

Constance said...

Good Morning BBF!
Glad you could "come out & play!" Isn't this fun? I remember some of your other pieces you've shared. I am in amazement at your creativity! You have an eye for detail, I can tell! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love!
Connie

Carrie said...

You do such fine beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
Carrie

Gattina said...

You did a wonderful work with both but of course I love the wedding crown it's so special !

ellen b. said...

Both of those pieces are amazing. You are very talented. I'm glad you joined in to show us!

Cheryl said...

That guitar strap looks like something that should be on display somewhere. Your work ins incredible!

Penless Thoughts said...

You do wonderful bead work!
Susan

Judy said...

Wow, you do beautiful work.

Lori Stilger said...

Oh, my GOODNESS!!!! What TALENT - I love, love, LOVE the guitar strap!!! I'd NEVER have the patience for that - I'm good to do my stampin' projects. :D
I'm so glad you joined Kelli's Show & tell! :) Welcome to the gang! LOL!

Barbara H. said...

How beautiful! You do excellent work!

Mrs M said...

Absolutely breathtaking, intricate work!

You must have a lot of patience when a piece can take several months to finish ... Thanks for sharing.

mrsjojo said...

Hi Connie,
I'm so glad that you joined in the show and tell. Your bead work is absolutely fabulous! You have a special talent to do such intricate work.
Thanks for stopping by my show and tell.

genny said...

You have an impressive and creative talent. And its looks like lots of time to do all that. I know because i do crosstitch and it take months to finish especially if it is a big one.

nannykim said...

looks like toooooooo much work, ugh!!! nice.

Constance said...

Just think... I can tell your adoring public,
"I knew her way back when.."

Ha Ha!
Connie

Nora Lee said...

I am so glad you are at show & tell today, these are beautiful! The patience it takes to do that kind of work is amazing.

Sandra

kbbryant said...

You must have very good eyesight and small muscle coordination. Such beautiful workmanship.

Kathy b

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Connie! Thanks for your visit today. Oh, your bead work is amazing! I enlarged the pictures for the full detail. I think I'd go blind trying to make something so intricate. Each piece is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
-Karoline

Barbara said...

WOW!!

That guitar strap is something! I would never have the patience for that, ever in my life.

I'm such a girlie-girl sometimes -- I adore the hibiscus flower. It's so delicate and pretty.

Thanks for sharing the pics!

Sondra said...

Thanks for joining in and showing your beautiful bead work. you are very talented.

Muum said...

that is lovely bead work. You are so talented to be able to design and make such lovely things! thanks for visiting my blog today.

Julieann said...

Welcome to Show and tell:) All your work is just lovely, lovely, lovely.

Julieann

Dot said...

Wow! Those are so beautiful. It takes my breath away! I'm sure they'll forever more be treasures.

Betty said...

I sure did enjoy seeing your beadwork. You do beautiful work. I am afraid I wouldn't have the patience to do the things you have shown us today. Good job.

the teach said...

They are just beautiful! Such difficult work! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting me! :)

A Romantic Porch said...

I ran across your blog through your comment on Karla's Ramblin Roads. I'm the youngest of 10 kids. I was interested to see that you are one of 10 too!

Your artwork is beautiful. I'll enjoy dropping back by to see more.
Rachel

Charlotte said...

Beautiful beadwork. I especially like the guitar strap. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comments you left. I guess they don't have Brighton jewelry in Alaska. It is very popular here. They have a website if you would like to visit there to see what their jewelry looks like. http://brighton.com/

Mrs.T said...

What amazingly beautiful work! The guitar strap is my favorite, but both are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Myrna said...

You are talented! so intricate and beautiful. I imagine that wedding piece will become a family heirloom. I can just see generations of brides being proud to use it on their day!
so glad you came to Show and Tell!

Thanks for stopping by my place.

Jettie said...

Those are goegeous!! Iam gonna on tuesday post a pic of what my mom did you will love it and you can sew do it!!

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely bead work! Are those all
glass seed beads? Wow! You must have a lot of patience to do your craft.

Kelli said...

Welcome to show and tell Friday! Your beadwork is amazing! The guitar strap is beautiful and the headpiece is so delicate and feminine! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Kelli

Connie Marie said...

Hi Jewelgirl,
Yes they are glass seed beads. It was a long project and I was glad when I was done working on it so that I could do small projects. :-)
Thanks for viewing my show and tell.
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments.

jennifer said...

Gosh you are talented! Very nice idea, the guitar strap. It was lovely too hear from you - Jennifer

Betty said...

Connie Marie,
Beautiful handiwork....thanks for visiting with me...Betty