Here are some of Mary's pieces....I didn't take pics of all of them. If you click on the pictures, you'll see the pieces better. They are beautiful!
They display very nicely!
So walking the hallway the Gift of Art program has lots of exhibit ongoing at the hospital. These were beading sculptures by Betsy Youngquist. They are fabulous!! You know how much I love beading but putting beads on a sculpture is beyond me! She calls her work 'sculptural mosaics'.
Just look at the detail she did with her beads! Wow!
Most of my friends know how hung up I am on Margaret Ball's book 'Embeadery'. I do go to her blog almost daily to see what's new in her bead life. On her most recent blog post, she showed how to do a twisted ribbon w/beads. So I had to try this new stitch! Of course with Margaret's instructions it's very easy to do. So I did! Here are my ribbon stitches w/beads. I used some cheap bugle beads I picked up at a flea market along with cheap seed beads...you know the old saying 'don't do as I do, do as I say'...well, DO NOT use cheap beads. I keep my cheap beads for testing stitches or fiber cards or ATC's..the stitches would be more even if you "use Japanese beads" (per Margaret's email to me). But I'm still happy with the stitch.