Seattle BurlyCon 2013

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Last year I was a vendor at the huge burlesque convention in Seattle, BurlyCon. Burlesque ladies know and love their glitter! It was a great time with lots of awesome stuff which included (but was definitely not limited to) flashy costumes, rhinestoned accessories, sparkly makeup, jewellery and shoes.

Gaaaahhhh…..so much for a magpie to love!

Lux Mystica booth:

Burly Con 2013

Burly Con 2013

Luscious Red-Pink Cuff

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I really like this cuff that I made a while ago. I meant to sell it but I’ve worn it so many times that I think it’s mine now. Not to worry, I’ll make more – it’s fun to make and different enough that I think it will be as popular with others as it is with me! I will have to make a few sizes (S, M, L) as it doesn’t stretch or hang, but must fit nicely around the wrist.

Red Pink Cuff - On Wrist

Red Pink Cuff – On Wrist

The cuff was beaded on a sturdy base and lined with faux suede. My favorite round glass stone is the centre point (I think I like these kind of stones so much because they remind me of medieval cabochon jewels). There is a tiny pink Swarovksi heart bead at the tip of the point. A dash of sweetness and romance!

Red Pink Cuff - Flat

Red Pink Cuff – Flat

An Honour

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My beaded piece “Early 20th Century Headdress” (originally called “Gatsby”) received an Honorable Mention at the Kamloops Arts Council ‘s “Art Exposed” exhibit! :-) 

Headdress I

Headdress I

Headdress II

Headdress II

This is great because I wasn’t sure beadwork would be a good medium for a show like this, but apparently it is. Yay!

Sharesies!

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Naturally, I have a Pinterest account. As I overheard someone say the other day, Pinterest is like hoarding only you don’t have to store the stuff you decided you need to have in your closet.

I keep bead inspiration photos. My board “Beads Beads Beads” finally got too big. I don’t like scrolling Pinterest boards that are too large. I get lost and afraid that I missed something awesome.

So I put historically older beadwork from “Beads Beads Beads” into “Historical Beadwork”

Now I’m sharing my bead love… <3

“Beads Beads Beads” pearlsnetted

Couture beadwork, goldwork and
high quality beadweaving
from the 1930’s to today


“Historical Beadwork” matador

Beadwork from prehistory
to the 1920’s

More Pics from VIBF Fundraiser

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More photos from the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Fundraising event. The festival is fantastic – you should check it out if you are in the city in May of 2014.

VIBF - Welcome Sign

VIBF – Welcome Sign

Table - View 1

Table – View 1

Table - View 2

Table – View 2

Table - View 3

Table – View 3

Lux at the Fundraiser

Lux at the Fundraiser

Vending in Vancouver

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Lux Mystica at the Biltmore cabaret. Pictured is my beautiful assistant. Great fun! Met lots of cool folks and saw much neat stuff… :-)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Lux Mystica table to chat and check out our sparklies!

VIBF Fundraiser Event

VIBF Fundraiser Event

The photo is a little blurry. It was dark and atmospheric and very burlesque.

I hear there will be more VIBF events coming up and I encourage you to come out and participate!

Pastie Parade

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I will be at the Seattle Burlycon November 8 to 10th. I have new stuff: cuffs, fascinators, bags and PASTIES. Here’s a sneak peek!

Turquoise Pasties with Beaded Tassels

Turquoise Pasties with Beaded Tassels


Livid Red & Purple Pasties with Red Bead Edging

Livid Red & Purple Pasties with Red Bead Edging


Silver Pasties with Large Bead Edging

Silver Pasties with Large Bead Edging


Turquoise/ Blue Target Pasties

Turquoise/ Blue Target Pasties


These are lightweight but sturdy and will last until your burlesque days are long gone.
More on it’s way…

What Happened to “Gatsby”?

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A while ago I started a headdress by making medallions. I called the project “Gatsby”.

I left it for a while as I thought about assembling the medallions into the headdress the way I wanted. I changed my mind a couple of times, but finally I decided how to link the three circles. I used the thick interfacing that I used to back the medallions, making a band of two connected strips which are darted to form a curved centre. I was going to put a plastic headband under it, but I am still not sure it needs that. A wire sewed under might suffice, but we shall see once it has been completely beaded so I know the final weight of it.

"Gatsby" Headdress - In Progress - Front

“Gatsby” Headdress – In Progress – Front

These are pictures of it in progress – not done yet, but to show that I haven’t forgotten old Gatsby, it’s just that it’s a big project and I want it done exactly right. Click for larger views!

"Gatsby" Headdress - In Progress - Centre Medallion

“Gatsby” Headdress – In Progress – Centre Medallion


"Gatsby" Headdress - In Progress - Side

“Gatsby” Headdress – In Progress – Side

"Gatsby" Headdress - In Progress - Top

“Gatsby” Headdress – In Progress – Top

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