Bead Weaving On A Loom
At the upcoming Whole Bead Show in New York City I will be demonstrating this bead weaving technique on Sunday March 19th. See me in the 92nd Street Y booth. Hotel Pennsylvania 401 7th Avenue. I became very interested in bead weaving several years ago when I came across some early 1700's cross stitch patterns from the Ackworth School in England. At the school the young boys were taught archery while the girls learned geography by cross stitching a globe of the world. The inno
Featured Gemstone For March. Tourmaline.
On a recent trip to India this delicious tourmaline slice caught my eye. I had to have it. My gem dealer was hesitant to sell it. I convinced him that I would use it well. In this ring I have set an exquisite tourmaline slice into fine silver. A second bezel made of 22kt. gold was added and encases tiny diamond cubes. I then set an off white diamond into a 18kt gold tube setting. The ring shank was textured with a special hammer. The whole piece was then oxidized black. To cr