Sorry I haven’t blogged for a few days, we have been up to our eyeballs in new items to get on the website and on the road meeting new friends. Today we met up with some fantastic ladies up near Truro, Nova Scotia who are taking dreamcatchers to a new level. We met up with them because they are really eager to put their creative stamp on this ancient Native art, using contemporary colours and patterns.
Sally and Delta have created some fabulous dreamcatchers and I was priviledged to see their collection so far. I have a sneaky suspicion that this is only the start of it-after showing them the range of Miyuki Delicas we stock, as well as the fire polished czech beads and crystal, I think they will be creating a whole lot more! Dreamcatchers are usually made using metal rings, which are covered in woven seedbeads, and sinew, which is stretched across the middle of the ring in different patterns and with different embellishments. A ‘tail’ is then created using varying lengths of beads in beautiful patterns. We will be stocking some of the essentials shortly, so if you have always wanted to give it a try, here is your chance!
I wanted to share with you some photos of their work. If anyone is interested in purchasing anything, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can pass on their details.
Also, please let us know if there is anything you would like to share on the blogspot. We welcome and encourage you to share your beaded treasures with the rest of the beading world!
I had better get back to photographing and sorting Peacock beads. We hope to have them all on by the end of the weekend. If you knew how many there were, you would be shaking your head right about now.