Back to the beading:
I have toyed with the idea for quite some time of what I was going to do for the hop and kept going to my bead wall and trying to decide what I wanted to work with. I changed my mind so many times so I decided to confer with hubby. He laughed at first then said, "Why don't you start with the Rivoli's?"
He was referring to my massive amount of packages of Rivolis hanging on the supply wall in various colors and sizes plus the numerous projects in various stages of completion.
Rivolis are fascinating to me. I am always amazed at how the colors change according to the beads that are put with them. Needless to say, I've never met a rivoli I didn't like.
The very first time I ever worked with a rivoli was a few years back when Nikia Angel was coming to Kansas City and taught a workshop for The Bead Society of Greater Kansas City. I joined Bead Society on a Friday night and met Nikia. I wanted to go to the workshop the next day, but it was full. I was asked if I wanted to be put on the on-call list in case of a cancellation...I jumped on it. I really didn't think I had a chance of getting in but was trying to be optimistic.
Saturday morning approx 9am I get a phone call while standing next to my motorcycle getting ready to go for a ride, when a member called to say that there was a last minute opening if I would like to attend. The workshop was in 3 hours and I was an hour and a half away...I ran into the house, grabbed my beading supplies, stuffed them into the saddle bags on the bike and set out to class.
The Crystal Pagoda was my first Nikia project and definitely not my last...I have made several projects of hers since that time and have also had the opportunity to be a pattern tester for her design "Tudor Lariat". That photo will be posted in a separate blog later this month.
Below you will see some of my Rivoli obsessions. I have bezeled them with Super duos, 2 hole triangles, seed beads, dragon scale beads (my new favorite bead), fire polish, crystals, daggers, pearls, etc...Still working on a few more ideas but working out the details.
This is the one that I an currently working on to wear on Christmas day. I really like the Green and Red combo against the crystal rivoli
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Until we Bead again!!!
Until we Bead again!!!