Monday, October 23, 2006

Paw Prints


Here are slices of my latest cane, ready to be baked before being turned into beads.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Something Old, Something New


This piece was commissioned by my aunt. The project involved taking a child's necklace that once belonged to her sister and expanding it to fit an adult. I added turquois nuggets and hill tribe silver beads and a toggle clasp. I don't do stringing work very often, so I was pleased with the way this turned out.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Red and Gold

The fire leaf earrings were a birthday present for my aunt. Unfortunately, the silverlined and translucent beads resisted my attempts to photograph them. The gold and red transition in the fringe is a color theme I want to play with more in the future.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Blue Necklace


The blue necklace is part of my personal collection. My grandmother bought the focal bead for me as a gift at the West Michigan Bead Expo in Grand Rapids. I completed the rest of the necklace during my stay in Germany.

Fringe is Fun


This is my most recent loomed piece. This is my first split-loom necklace, as well as the first that involves such steep angles. My favorite aspect of this piece is the fringe. The eye is drawn to the V-shape and the fingers are drawn to the fringe. I find that there is something irresistable about running my fingers through fringe, whether it be beaded or made of thread.

Introduction

Welcome. This site is dedicated to my artistic endeavors. My areas of specialty are beadwork and polymer clay. Here you will find pictures and descriptions of my work, as well as the occasional update on what's happening at the workbench. Inquiries about my work can be directed to ruckerl1@hotmail.com.