Jewelry & Beading
Beaded Netting Necklace and Earrings © 2010 Diane Duncan
While traveling throughout the midwest of the USA we discovered a Escapee RV Park with an avid group of beaders. It quickly became a favorite stop on our trip south each fall. Beads frequently appear in my artwork but there is nothing like the joy of creating and wearing a new ‘bauble’.
This afternoon we stopped in Quartzsite at one of my favorite bead shops for an introductory lesson in soldering settings for jewelry. Because it involved using ‘tools’ I was able to convince Don that he should join me. We had a great afternoon with John Zwickl. When I think back to my first impressions of this small desert community and now realize that it has become a regular stop as we travel through the area, I just shake my head. Although we won’t be here long enough to do more courses this winter, I think it would be...
In December 2010 we spent almost a month at the North Ranch Escapee Park between Congress and Wickenburg AZ. What a great bunch of people at that park! Not long after our arrival I was invited to join a very active beading group that meets twice a week. I was immediately put to work learning my first stitches and in a couple of days had completed my first bracelet. By Christmas I had completed about a dozen, and after setting aside one of each design, I gifted a bracelet of choice to each of the female family members who joined us...