Is disco dead?

20070822_fg19Remember these days? Fortunately I don’t. But I know that they existed.

I made a necklace yesterday that resembled the roller disco era (lol). I like the necklace, but it does look very “that 70s.” It’s a ladder design with two peyote tubes and one of my paper beads. I wanted to create the peyote tubes with colors that reflected the paper bead. Humorously, the colors also brought up memories from my past life as a roller disco queen.

The tubes are connected to an antiqued, gold-plated ladder chain. I had fun making this piece and had more fun laughing at the images it conjured up in my mind. Disco balls, rainbow legwarmers, chunky roller skates, feathered hair, shiny shirts . . . .

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On a serious note:
Below is a necklace I finished a few days ago. I used peyote stitch to capture this stone. The stone was a difficult shape to capture with bead weaving, but I had fun trying. I kept the colors neutral and opted for a metal chain (same chain I used above), rather than a beaded chain.

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A Small Contribution

Yesterday I had the honor of attending a silent auction called The Silent Samaritan Luncheon where I donated a necklace and earring set. The silent auction was hosted by the Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque. This was a fundraising event to help women with limited resources receive access to counseling services. The event was sold out and had surpassed the number of attendants from last year’s fundraising events. There were a lot of small businesses in the Albuquerque area that donated their products, services, and time to the auction. Those proceeds will be turned over to cover the cost of counseling services for women who can’t afford it.

The set I donated received many compliments and five bids. It was a beaded piece with a glass teardrop detail and matching earrings.

I won a beautiful bouquet of flowers that served as the centerpiece at the table I sat at. The flowers were donated by the Flower Gallery in Albuquerque.

My beautiful flowers! Click to enlarge.

You can read more about the Samaritan Counseling Center here. Below is the jewelry set I donated.

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