|Two bracelets by Jennifer Porter
It's a very different take on sculptural or freeform peyote. She starts with a base of standard peyote stitch in size 8 beads, 3/4 - 1" wide and however long you wanted for the project. She works loose, arching bridges off of the surface, building them up in layers and twining them through each other until the base is completely obscured.
|Brooches by Jennifer Porter
|Brooch by Jennifer Porter
Above right, a brooch made from a satin covered button adorned with a freeform seaweed ribbon creates yet another look.
|Beth McGowan works on a seaweed peyote brooch
Upcoming Meeting Topics
|Bead Embroidery by Georgia McMillan
Worked on a base of heavy-weight interfacing, Georgia's bead embroidered birds and 'Happy People' are too much fun. The birds also have wire-worked feet, which will also be covered at the meeting.
|Seadbeeders hard at work
This is a huge group - I would guess upwards of 40-50 people at Sunday's meeting, with an incredible range of skills and knowledge!