Hand Brooch

I'm working on a mini version of my hand to make a pin/pendant...all done here except for the back, finding and edging which I'll finish this afternoon while I'm gallery sitting.
We've had several days of sun, with at least another one to come, so I've been sitting out on the sun porch beading. Next weekend is our seafood and wine festival, so it will probably be wet as usual...it's amazing how rarely the weather is nice for it, but then it's held in a huge tent so I guess it doesn't really matter. I hear this year's theme is the Wild West...hmmmm, that makes me think of beef and beer, not seafood and wine, lol!


Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Very elegant , I love the colors.

Dotti said...

I just love your work!

Deborah said...

Beautiful work!

Debby said...

This is so beautiful!

goatman said...

I like the blues you do.
Reflections of the coast

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i like the colors, but i really like the face in the middle. it's all very beautiful.

Carol said...

Nice pin. Love the blues. You are lucky to have sunshine to bead in. We have a winter storm watch for tomorrow night, so I have been watching the olympics and waiting for a bead order.

Beadwright said...

Hi. Love your hand. Looks like the sea. I was up North yesterday. Saw Lynn at Nye Beads, then over to Roots. The sun was warm and lots of people out. Yes the Wine festival has a strange theme this year.

Have a great Sunday

Pat said...

I enjoy the fact that the soul of the hand is a woman's face. This piece is charming. Can you work while you are gallery sitting?
Do you use a Mac? Your site is so creative that either you are really good at PCs or you have used a Mac. I am finding that I stumble all over like a toddler learning to walk.
It is so good to be able to go the sites that inspire, such as yours.

beadbabe49 said...

thanks for all the great comments...this piece is so small (less than 3 inches long) that I wasn't sure it really "worked"...so the comments are especially appreciated.

I know we are carol...it's a lovely interlude between the rains of winter and spring!

hi nicole...lovely to see you here! I do like roots beads too, especially their selection of japanese seed beads and tiny bugles!

yes, pat...I can bead while I'm gallery sitting, in between talking to visitors about the current show in the gallery, where they are, and where the "best" food can be had, lol!

I don't use a mac but I worked as a graphic artist for years so have a lot of experience with PCs, especially layout and photo manipulation programs. But I still remember the early days when everything seemed so difficult and the learning curve sometimes seemed too high to cope!
(I love your photos of your work and your beautiful cats, by the way!)