Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pink Beaded Bonsai Tree

Pink Beaded Bonsai Tree, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

FINISHED! Took a several days, but did take a couple of nice days off to play in the gardens!!!

For the bonsai tree's soil I used real dried peas, the same color as the green in the tree's canopy.

Thinking a tire swing would look just quirky enough to be fun!


Alabama and other states... seems you cannot turn on the news without hearing more devastation! Terrible and strange, the weather doesn't seem to be quieting down. Good luck to all.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bonsai Tree Close Up

Hello again!
Here's a sneak peak. This bonsai is taking a lot of time to complete and tons and tons of beads.

Beaded Bonsai Trees

Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

Friday, April 16, 2010

First Bonsai Finished

First Bonsai Finished, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

"Nguyen sat under the old tree with his faithful pole. 'This time,' he said to himself, 'this time will be THE time. I will cast this magical cultured pearl into the lake and this time I will defeat my large, old and wise nemesis. And with his fine meat, I could feed the Village!' With a deep breath, he cast out his line. Ripples of water emanated from the point of the water's penetration. But within himself was conflict. Conflict not of his abilities but of his own true desire. 'What if I did catch him? What about tomorrow? What will give me desire to rise again, tomorrow? What would then be the challenge?' "

Where's the Spring?

What? Snow? Accumulating snow? Nooooooo! My gardens!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Contemporary Black Rose

French Beaded Black Rose

Contemporary Black Rose, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Who says black is only for funerals? There is nothing sexier than black!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

French Beaded Roses In Vase

French Beaded Roses In Vase, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Thanks for looking!

Been so Spring like with temperatures much higher than normal. Gardens are blooming sooner than most seasons. I cannot wait to see my rose gardens in bloom again.

In the meantime, I have these roses that will never wilt or die. Such a fun craft and I enjoyed making these. Might try a couple of other flower and plants!

Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

French Beaded Rose

French Beaded Rose, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Hi all!
I can't believe how easily distracted I am, artistically! There was a time when all I wanted to do was draw. Give me a pencil and I was happy. Ever since I left the corporate world of desktop publishing / computer graphic design and reacquainted myself to the arts again, I just can't stop exploring new things!!!! To be honest, I would like to find something with which to settle down, but due to Google and all the information available, I will probably always be searching and learning.

Don't know how or why I decided to do this today when I still have to finish the beaded purse, but out it came! The technique is called french beading and I made a rose! LOL!

Thank You DivaDea!

Hello again~
I wanted to share with you all DivaDea's blog post!

Her site is all about Polymer Clay Creations and she was so kind to mention ME (PeaSoupDesigns) among some other really WONDERFUL artists. I am so flattered and honored to be included.

Thank you DivaDea! I am glad you contacted me. Your blog has so much and is very interesting. I have definitely become a follower of your blog!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Beaded Handbag, Purse 1

Purse Work in Progress 01, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

This will take a while to complete. I am really enjoying the portability of this project. Never a dull moment.

So far, the purse has only glass beads. Eventually, I will be adding crystals and other goodies.

The purple flower will be fun to complete but I am really looking forward to doing the background. I plan on a fun paisley pattern using black and gray beads.