As the images in this gallery illustrate, I have settled on five major techniques and styles over the years:
1. Wing-bracelets made from size 15 seed beads using Peyote stitch that are heavily influenced by tribal tattoos
2. Cuff-bracelets made from size 11 delica beads using Peyote stitch that are either pictorial or utilize geometrical patterns inspired by ethnic sources such as Persian calligraphy, Celtic keypatterns and African and American Textiles
3. Objects, necklaces and bracelets using Brick-stitch and a variety of bead sizes and shapes mostly employing circular, fan or serpentine patterns
4. Ndebele stitch bracelets either with a clasp or as a cuff with two segments laced together. The Ndebele either has other beads embedded in it, or shows pictorial designs that would also be suitable as loom patterns. The ripple cuffs get their effect from a combination of size 15 and size 11 seed beads arranged in a wave pattern that causes the bead fabric to buckle and undulate.
5. Bead embroidery, which is a fairly recent addition to my repertoire, but which I love because of its versatility and the ability to combine a vastly different selection of beads, stones and found objects
Fan-Tastic I Ellygator 1,414 613 Fan-Tastic II Ellygator 111 68 Peacock Paisley Ellygator 287 161 Maharanee Ellygator 96 98 Witching Moon Ellygator 20 8 Octopus Hug Ellygator 30 12 Pearl Vines Ellygator 116 46 River Serpent Ellygator 40 23 Gingko Gecko Ellygator 112 62 Moon Owl Ellygator 73 35 Stormbringer Ellygator 169 133 Elemental Collar - Earth Ellygator 52 31 Undine Evening Bag Ellygator 433 221 Ocean Dreams Ellygator 53 52 Caribbean Sunset Ellygator 15 4 Cellini - Interrupted Ellygator 66 10 Cellini - Interrupted Necklaces Ellygator 27 8 Ocean Treasure Ellygator 26 12 Cephalopod Dreams Ellygator 140 85 All the Juicy News Ellygator 37 17 Lilacs and lavender Ellygator 18 6 Mediterraneo Ellygator 45 4 Spring colors Ellygator 64 6 Daydream Ellygator 29 13