Beading

I started beading in 2009 after checking out a few off-loom beadweaving books from the library one summer…and have been obsessed ever since. While I am mostly self-taught, I’ve taken a classes with beading divas Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Melissa Grakowsky Shippee, Cynthia Rutledge, Amy Katz and Maggie Meister. I love the endless possibilities of color choices, patterns, shapes and techniques.

I  sell my jewelry at Jodi James Salon in Hingham, MA, Ooh LaLa Salon in Marblehead, MA.

News update: my pattern for ‘Voodoo Queeen’ necklace will be published by BEADWORK magazine in a special Fall/Holiday 2015 e-issue. I’m beyond thrilled, as this is my first pattern to be published!! ;D

Voodoo Queen pendant necklace, design by Sandy Kane

Voodoo Queen pendant necklace, design by Sandy Kane

Trefoil celtic symbol - peyote-stitched delica seed beads, attached silver chain.

Trefoil celtic symbol – peyote-stitched delica seed beads, attached silver chain.

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Crystal pendant hanging from seed bead and Swarovski crystal pearl chain (r.a.w. stitch) with custom toggle.

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Maggie Meister’s ‘Macha’ pattern – made adjustable into 2 lengths and reversible (maroon/navy) with amythest teardrop dangle, Swarovski crystal pearls, custom toggle closure.

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Maggie Meister’s ‘Macha’ pattern – made adjustable into 2 lengths and reversible (maroon/navy) with amythest teardrop dangle, Swarovski crystal pearls, custom toggle closure.

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Enamel pendant, stitched onto fabric backing, bezeled with glass seed beads and Czech rounds. Beaded chain and magnetic closure.

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Maggie Meister’s ‘Kilim’ bead pattern with turqoise dangle, bronze double-sided triangle and seed bead chain.

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Cynthia Rutledge’s ‘Milady’ pendant pattern made with Swarvoski crystal center, crystal and pearl pave setting, Swarovski pearl dangle, peyote-stitch seed bead chain, custom toggle closure.

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Maggie Meister’s ‘Montreale’ pattern, reversible, custom beaded closure.

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Pearl pod necklace using herringbone -stitched seed beads, Swarovski crystal pearls, bead and loop closure.

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Seaside freeform peyote necklace – glass beads, shells, seed beads, beaded toggle closure.

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Empress pendant made with Swarovski crystal focal, seed bead bezel, Swarovski crystal pearl, spiral-stitch chain and custom toggle closure.

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Crystal Blooms: Swarovski crystal pendants on 2mm leather necklaces.

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Diane Fitzgerald’s ‘little purse’ pattern made into teeny pendant: delica seed beads, gold chain and tiny pearl for handle.

 

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Three Graces cameo pendant on fresh water pearl and bead chain.

 

My first BEADWORK magazine challenge, published in Dec 14/Jan 15 issue.
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Tulum Magic necklace, turquoise focal with crystal skull; chain, leather, waxed linen, seed beads

Tulum Magic necklace, turquoise focal with crystal skull; chain, leather, waxed linen, seed beads

My first design to get published: check out BEADWORK’s June/July 2014 issue!

Queen of the Blackberries by Sandy Kane

Queen of the Blackberries by Sandy Kane

Spring 2014 ‘Retro’ Color Palette: pink, red, garnet, lilac, olive green….

Retro-inspired earrings and Swarovski bling ring.

Retro-inspired earrings and Swarovski bling ring.

My ‘Queen of the Blackberries’ necklace will be printed in the ‘What Our Readers Did’ section of Beadwork Magazine in June/July 2014

Queen of the Blackberries by Sandy Kane

Queen of the Blackberries by Sandy Kane

My ‘doll relic’ necklace is on ‘Jewelry Making Journal’:  http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/porcelain-doll-relic-necklace/

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Doll relic necklace by Sandy Kane

Grace Lampwork Beads has a few of my efforts on their ‘Artist Corner’ page:

http://gracebeads.com/artist-corner/lc-acorn-necklace.html

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Acorn lampwork necklace. Pottery by Sharon Nahill.

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Swarovski crystal ‘Bling’ cabochon rings by Sandy Kane

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Stone cabochon with chevron chain necklace by Sandy Kane

Lady Lavinia’s afternoon tea set

Amethest Swarovski crystal amulet pendant necklace

Rings – Swarovski glass pearls, Delica seed beads

Beaded starfishies necklaces

Eye pendant - peyote stitch

Eye pendant – peyote stitch

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Gypsy Moon and Stars Necklace – seed bead stars, Swarovski crystal moon

 

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4 Responses to Beading

  1. Sharon Nahill says:

    Everything looks so gorgeous. The photos and commentary are great. thanks for mentioning me and showing my pottery. I should have you fix up my site!

  2. lisette says:

    i wish you guys were in Florida!!! The pottery is outstanding!!! the jewelry is gorgeous!

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