OnAThousandHills is a delightful Etsy shop featuring delightful beaded wonders. The necklace pictured above is called Break Forth. Cheryl, the artist behind OnAThousandHills, explains that for this piece, she started out with a porcelain cabochon featuring a beautiful butterfly, and stitched a bezel around it in peyote stitch. She made the necklace using a "tubular Ndbele herringbone stitch." Wow!
Cheryl is a member of Etsy Beadweavers, and invites you to vote for the Etsy Bead Weavers challenge. See her shop for more info!
This suncatcher (above) is an item she made as a gift--how lucky that recipient is!
Cheryl's work is so intricate. She stitched the gorgeous Sleeping Gypsy wall hanging (below) one bead at a time! She explains, "This wall hanging
A few more facts about this talented bead artist:
1. Cheryl loves backpacking and would love to hike the Appalachian Trail!
2. She is mom to two teenagers and wife to a trucker.
3. She took 4 years of Clothing Shop at a vocational high school.
4. She discovered beading "in a serious way" about five years ago.
I hope you make it to the Appalachian Trail soon, Cheryl--and don't forget your beads!