I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

Something you may not know about me

I used to do a LOT of beading… in fact, I have tubes of beads in all colors like painters have tubes of paint! 😉

I used to enjoy beading with needle and thread.  I also made and sold my jewelry.

My favorite stitch was Peyote stitch because I could create my own patterns.  Here is an example of this stitch in a bracelet:


Different sizes of beads like grapes in a vineyard.  I haven’t done as much beading in the last few years because I have been trying to improve my drawing skills.

So last night, I decided to try combining the two together in my art journal:


I’d love to know what you think!

Cheers! 🙂

26 responses to “I Heard It Through The Grape Vine

  1. You are such a creative person:-)

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  2. She’s all dressed up for the party! So fun! I can’t imagine working with those tiny beads!

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  3. GENIUS! and beautiful! and I love the color highlights in her face that carry through to the beading. Magnificent!!!!

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  4. Your beading is exquistiie., Jill. The combination of the painting/drawing with the beads is magical.

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  5. That’s great! And I think it could be a promising future direction! How about beads and birds? 😊

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  6. Beaded birds? Bejeweled and beautiful. Is that next Jill? Your creativity is inspiring. 👍👏❤❤❤

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  7. The beads go perfectly with the drawing in your journal Jill – lovely work….

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  8. I love it! Those colors in the beads are lovely. Peridot and Amethyst is what I thought of. I love wearing those two together.

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  9. What beautiful beading Jill and I love the combination with the drawing. It is always such fun to put together two different interests like that. Love to see more of your beading too. Karen

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    • Thank you, Karen 😃 I don’t wear much jewelry anymore so I was thinking of other ways I could use it in my artwork. I’m glad you liked it. I will show more of my beading in future posts. ❤️

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  10. So pretty, what a great idea!!!

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