Monday, April 23, 2012


Hi Everyone! and happy Monday.
Today if the sun comes out like it did yesterday I am pulling out my Bissell and cleaning my carpets. Ohhh what fun. Actually it is pretty easy and I love the fragrance after it is all done. So that will be my Monday.
In the mean time most of you know Dawn Ducette of Designs by Dawn Marie if you don't know Dawn then you need to head over to her blog and introduce yourself. She is a delight to be around. She is funny and fun and has so much to offer. She has a passion for her art and it shows in the fine details that she pays attention to. She is also very vocal about the supplies she uses and that include Nicole's BeadBacking. So she tried out my new colors of Tropical Berry and Chartreuse Shine. The colors truly do inspire the art. Here is what Dawn came up with. I love these colors.

Here is just a bit about what Dawn thinks of Bead Embroidery
Bead Embroidery as an art form has given my creative soul the ability to dance! Just letting the artwork talk has provided me with so many ah ha moments in the last year! I encourage you to step out of your box and try something new. You just might really like it!

And here is what she says about Nicole's BeadBacking (NBB)
I saw Nicole's 2 newest shades Tropical Berry and Kermit the Frog... no not Kermit, but it is called Chartreuse Shine and I was immediately drooling. I began seeing vibrant flowers, fruity drinks and yet, Kermit & Ms. Piggy did pop into my brain. The colors are very vibrant and when put together I think even the angels in heaven are singing because they are gorgeous!
If you create bead embroidered jewelry, or you are contemplating trying, you have to give NBB a try. She has a sampler pack that includes all of her color options - including the 2 newest options - so you can try something new without breaking the bank.
I created this piece using Nicole's Bead Backing in Tropical Berry. I like how the vibrant pink edges the design. It makes the pressed flower pop and adds that summer feel. The necklace chain was created by braiding Softflex Beading wire with teal fire-polished Czech Glass crystals.

Angels singing??? Well Dawn is an angel and she is singing so I will take that. LOL Please stop by Dawns blog to read her complete review on Nicole's BeadBacking and to she all of her amazing beaded art pieces.
Plus once you get to know Dawn you will see what a beautiful soul she is in all aspects of her life. I am truly blessed to have her in mine.
Honor and Integrity.... that is Dawn

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. Wow - gorgeous necklace. Going to check out the bead backing, too, as I didn't know it came in so many colors!

  2. Lovely example and beautiful colours for your bead backing.

  3. I am familiar with Dawn's amazing work--this piece is beautiful!

  4. I just love the necklace, stunning. As for your bead backing, Nicole, I am a huge fan and will not use anything other than that. Will definitely get the new colors, too. Thanks for an amazing product. Lorraine

  5. Frische Frühlings - Farben! Tolles Design!!!

  6. Nicole you know what they say about like minds! I just love your beadbacking and these two new colors are a pop of happiness in any piece! Thanks for sharing my post. Now about those carpets... it's sunny here in WI, wanna come do mine. I promise, I won't tell anybody if you sniff them when they're dry! ;)
    Hope your day is full of sunshine! {Hugs!}

    P.S. Happy Birthday-ish! ;)


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