Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hi Everyone!
I can't believe that this is the last day of April. This month, year has just been blowing on by. A few weeks ago, to get a break from all the medical around here, DH and I took a ride down to Bandon, OR. It is the best town on the coast. The people are friendly, the stores unique, and great places to eat a meal. Also the absolute best quilting store. We spent two hours in that store. LOL It was a wonderful day. If you are ever on the Oregon coast you should put Bandon on your list to stop and play.


 I have shown this before but I love that the artists of Bandon take the garbage, that people think is ok to dump in the ocean, and create public art with it. 








 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY SALE ENDS TODAY

Hi Everyone!

I woke up today knowing that it marks the 64th year of my life. YIKES!!! LOL 
It also marks the last day of my huge Birthday Sale that has been going on all month. This is it, the last day to get 30% off your total orders from  Beadwright.com use code BrthdaSale      or Beadwright.etsy.com BrthdaSale64                Don't miss out!!!

Want a leaf pot lighter cover?  Just use the code at check out. Want paintings or leather art or sculpts? Just use the code, Want Nicole's BeadBacking, Ultrasuede or leather? Just use the code. Want bead sets, Looms by Mike or beading patterns? You got it just use the code. 

Hurry, this is the last day and the only time of year to get a huge 30% off. 




Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

3 DAYS LEFT FOR BRITHDAY SALE

Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that there are only 3 days left for my big birthday sale! Just use the coupon code at check out and you will receive a big 30% off your total order. 
Beadwright Etsy store use code BRTHDASALE64 
Beadwright.com use code BRTHDASALE 
The sale goes through April 27.



 
Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 Hi Everyone!

It has been so beautiful in Florence the last few days. Hot and sunning. Now this is going to end tomorrow but while it is here I am out as much as possible.  I did get some pot leaf lighter covers listed in my Etsy store. I have had lots of requests for the finished pieces. Ohhh and yes you can use the birthday sale coupon on them.  BRTHDASALE64 






This has 4 leaves two on front two on back.

Front

Back


Wishing everyone a fabulous day!!!!!

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

PPF RINGS n THINGS

 Hi Everyone!

First let me apologize for not making it to all of your blogs last week. "THINGS" life just got on high speed and before I knew it it is PPF again.  I do have some new art but it is storming something wicked here and getting a good photo was just out of the questions. It is suppose to be nice this weekend so I will get lots of shots. For now a big thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting Paint Party Friday.  I WILL be by to see all you this week.

I designed and created these rings more than several years ago now. 
 I cut, shaped and sanded base metal in different ring sizes, then cover the metal in deer hide. I used hand made fused dicro glass for the focal part of the ring and then beaded the finish. 
All of the rings here sold at one of the shows I did. They are very comfortable to wear with the soft hide.











Wish I could video the wind. It is just howling.



Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 4/8

Hi Everyone!

This has just been a crazy busy week. On top of everything else I do, Monday doctor apt, renew DL. Tuesday Doctor apt. Wednesday Doctor apt. This one was in Eugene, about 80 miles to the dermatologist. Yep a biopsy on this weird growth on the side of my neck. Yayyyy. (sarcastic yayyy) the doc just called. She told me it is a sarcoma but not the bad kind. OOOKAYYYY.... smile. I have to go back in to have  a larger margin around the area removed.  Like I have said before, this getting old is NOT for sissies.
 So, today I worked out, cleaned carpets, and created. I have 4 textured sculpts that I started last weekend. These take time because of sculpting and drying time so I work on several at a time. This one is complete. I hope you can see the brightness and the shine to it. I did this one on a 10x8" flat canvas. I had to staple it down to a work board as the cement dried so it wouldn't bend the canvas. It worked out perfectly.  Here is,   
Photo taken in tungsten light so it is more yellow that in reality. 

 "Sun Burst"
10x8" flat canvas, secrete cement mixture, acrylic paints and varnish.

I am pleased with the depth of Sun Burst

Close up of the top in day light

Close up of the bottom in day light.
 Linking up with the party ladies Eva and Kristin with Paint Party Friday. Stop in to see all the other artists from around the world who show their art.

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, April 1, 2016

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH

Hi Everyone!

 It is my birthday month sale! Yep I will be 64 at the end of the month. 
Yikessss... I sure don't feel that old, well most of the time LOL.
So here is the deal you get 30% off any item in my  
www.beadwright.etsy.com store when you use code BrthdaSale64
You also got 30% off in my www.beadwright.com store when you use code BrthdaSale
Use these codes at check out. It is the only way to get the huge 30% off! 


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 4/1

Hi Everyone!
Happy Paint Party Friday. I am shocked at how fast this week sped by.  It just goes faster and faster each week. Which means I have no new art this week. Sighhhh..... So I am going to show you a corner in my family room.  This is a small corner that leads into my art room. Here are my pipes and awl holders. I wore these with regalia at powwow. A few leather faces and some art not mine.  The drums are on a facing wall. The top one was made for me by a medicine man of the Spokane tribe the other two were made by me. 

Huge thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting PPF. I am so inspired by the other artists who show their art so if you have stopped by here be sure to click on the link and visit them as well.

BTW Happy April, it is my birthday month.
So when I won this giveaway  from  CozyDoodle I was thrilled. A magic start to start my new year off perfectly.






Corner of my little world


Close up of beading of the top pipe. 1994.
Peyote stitch with old Czech tri cut seed beads. Very shinny.

The rest of the dressing of top pipe. 1994

Dear antler and soap stone pipes. 1995

Awl holder made for my regalia for powwow 1986.
Made with raw hide, leather and beads.

Awl holder made for my regalia for powwow 1989.
Made with raw hide, leather and beads.

Ceremonial drums. The top one made by Tony Two Toes 1993.
 The other two made by me


Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Monday, March 28, 2016

BEYOND YOUR DREAMS KNITTED ART MUST SEE

Hi Everyone!

Last week my good friend and wonderful bead artists, Debbie Peterson invited me to see a small art exhibit at our local library. The art medium was knitting so we were both excited to see who created what. To our surprise there was only one artist, Louren Wold. Her art was displayed at the back of the library and as we walked through the rows of neatly shelved books we got our first glance. We both stopped is awe. Believe me this is not your grandmas, knitting.  Hold on to your seat this is exceptional art. Every stitch is near perfection.  Hope you enjoy.

If you click on the photos you will see the details








































Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PAINT PARTY FRIDAY 3/25

Hi Everyone!

I am not sure where this week has gone but when I woke up this morning I thought OMG PPF and I have nothing to show. Well kinda..... I posted a few days ago that a dear friend asked me to design a Pot Leaf bead pattern for her. I did and then thought I really need to test the pattern. I pulled out some beads thinking how the heck am I going to do this with lupus hands. I have no feeling in my hands. Hmmm I rubbed some bees wax on my fingers to keep the needle at least in my hold and went for it. Now I use to be a very fast beader, I mean "fast" so when it took me two flippen days to bead a two inch piece I was upset.  I am not one to give up easily though. I spoke to myself saying,  "You have been a bead artist for some 50 years, it is second nature, there is a rhythm to your craft so just do it!" I closed my eyes and began to bead. I of course opened them too ha ha ha..... but it was there, that natural ease of needle picking up a single bead and sewing it in place. That feel of peace in my soul as one row, two rows and then the last row finished. 
The satisfaction that lupus doesn't get to win this one.
 I already have bead patterns for Pot Leaf Jewelry and now for lighter covers.
Some one all ready asked if I smoke. No I don't, but it is legal here in OR.
 Thanks to Eva and Christen for hosting Paint Party Friday
Pot Leaf and Peace sign
 Black on Gold Pot Leaf
 Hot Pink on Black Pot Leaf.

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.