Showing posts with label bead embroidery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bead embroidery. Show all posts

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Revisited Recipe- Honey Stars

My Grandmother Redmond's Honey Star Cookie recipe was the star of a post back on December 23rd, 2005. http://stephaniedistler.blogspot.com/2005/12/home-vignettes-thursday for the post :)

She kept this side of the family together with her daughter's children, grandchildren, their current husbands, plus ex-husbands and pretty much cooked the entire meal while walking with a cane or holding onto whatever was near for support. She became crippled in the early 1960's from a car accident..
 Holidays were her thing going all out in that small house on Mill Street.  Those times with my cousins were the best and I miss getting together with them so very much.  We were blessed and did not even know how blessed we were at the time of course. That house would get packed with all of us approximately 17 including 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren, husbands and eventually ex-husbands packed in mainly 2 rooms.  The family had lots of smokers, of course, it was the time I guess.  As we got older we would sneak a beer heading upstairs and then share between the three of us girls thinking we were hot stuff.
Counter baking vignette December 2005




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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spikey Heart

This 3" artdoll continued to create herself in the 'building' process. Her faux Quartz face is one of mine, utilizing fabulous transparent pc as one component to get the depth and feel of stone.
Many different stitches, seeds, semi-precious stones, Bali silver and of course the dry felt embellishing all sing together in this piece.
If you want one of my copper hammered stands for her please ask and we will talk about price.
A simple one can be made for minimal cost.
They are 3-D fiber art to be viewed as a piece of sculpture in a prominent place of viewing showcasing stitches and technique.
~enjoy
March 21 spikey heart and choker21

March 21 spikey heart and choker7

March 21 spikey heart and choker6

March 21 spikey heart and choker5

March 21 spikey heart and choker9
For sale on ETSY
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Brooch listed on ETSY

I did 3 of this type of felt brooch and each one is different.
I am starting to put in some of my antique/vintage/retro button collection in my jewelry and embroidery work.
My button collection is huge and everywhere between my house, gallery and studio.
www.stephaniedistler.etsy.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Creating a Custom Order

A lovely collector of mine has requested a lariat with dragonflies and botanicals. I have set up some pics for her to help in palette and stone choices. Here you see Labradorite, Red Agate stars, boro lampwork, Serpentine Crosses, Yellow Turquoise, River Stone 4mm....Love this
palette/stones
I love this face with the handcarving.
  lariat creating
Giving her the option for perhaps an opera length necklace style.
lariat ideas for collector
Too fun with all the textures, palette and stone choices.
stone ideas

Saturday, March 12, 2005


Finished lopsided heart! All edged and ready to be worn. Look at all the different red seeds placed to add texture and effect. Posted by Hello

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Triskelion Symbol


Here is the back where I chose to backstitch a triskelion.
It has three spheres which symbolize land, sea and water.
Three aspects contained in all things or objects, which in
turn are everflowing outward and always returning to the point of
origin. Natural coral 4mm rounds and 11 seeds are being
used. Posted by Hello

I have returned from the show! We had a very nice time with all of the artists and attendees. I worked on Fall encasing her face in tubular peyote and started embellishing the body. I am still not sure if this doll is male of female. It has not hit me, usually does by now. Posted by Hello

Thursday, February 24, 2005


I am finally going to start working on my bendhi season series again. Two of the faces came from Celti on BeadArt and the other two are the negatives of the ones she created that I made. Aren't they different with the two having a reverse image and then the inverted ones. I am starting again with the Fall, for I really enjoy working with earthtones. Posted by Hello

My good friend has breast cancer and I am creating a comforting doll for her. She was just diagnosed last week and has started her treatments. The *true* symbolizes her inner power. I pray all will be okay...She has been a very important part of my life for 10 years. She is counting on her art to pull her through the ups and downs for the next 8 months of doctors and hospitals. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Don't they make a pair!!! They took along time to complete, oh my goodness. These were a round robin that me and my Kentucky friend tossed back and forth for quite sometime. For those not familiar with a RR, what happens is the participants take turns working on the doll and then pass them to the next person. Well, we did it amongst the 2 of us, it was great fun...shorter wait sometimes, lol...sorry my friend Posted by Hello

Monday, February 21, 2005


Another finished small Mermaid using antique pearl sequins and abalone fish scales on her tale. Her name is Thetis Silver Foot, the Mother of Achilles. Of course tons of detail lost in the scan...She came together so beautifully, I am extremely happy with the play of materials. Posted by Hello

A 2-1/2" doll completed, her theme is growth/renewal. I am not happy with my scanner and 3 dimensional work. The tear drop beads on her head are so crystal clear and so many other beads that I add to her for texture/light effect are lost in the scan. The face did not turn out too horribly... Posted by Hello

Sunday, February 20, 2005


Here are the brooches I have been working on along with the 2 shapes that are up soon. The Illuminated medieval style S is of course for *Me*. More of the postage stamp shape ones will be made up first before the mermaid and goddess shapes. Posted by Hello

Here are earlier brooches using my face cabochons Posted by Hello

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