Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This is my variation of the bracelet that was in the June 2005 issue of Bead and Button. The one in Bead & Button had leaves, flowers, and even a ladybug (I think) covering the clasp...this one doesn't. Also, I changed the clasp. If you have any comments, please e-mail me at email@example.com!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I love the Tabac Swarovski's! Here are two that I bezeled around (I always want to say "embezzled"--that word gets stuck in my brain...lol) and connected. I wear it as a pendant on a neckwire. It doesn't photograph nearly as pretty as it actually is. I have two 23mm Tabac Swarovski triangles that I got from Cindy Beadlady (check my links). She's the only one that I've seen to have the Tabac triangles. I'm going to "embezzle" them, too, once I get the chance! :)
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
My boy graduated! Yay!!! He was named a National Merit Scholar and, because of this, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to the University of Alabama! It's a full academic scholarship, and he will leave in the fall. So, ROLL TIDE!
Not to be outdone, my daughter (who is 11) has decided that she is going to be the first woman president (and also the youngest because she plans on doing this when she is 35)! :)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I removed the comments option on my blog (at least I think I did it right). I want to receive comments because I like hearing from people, but I feel badly when I can't respond back to them if I don't have their e-mail address. This way, my e-mail is at the top of my blog and you can e-mail me personally and I can answer!
Friday, May 8, 2009
This is my design that was published in the February 2009 issue of Bead & Button as "Dimensional Diamonds." It can either be made as even-count peyote with an ending row of brick stitch or odd-count peyote. I made it as a cuff, but it can easily be made as a bracelet with a clasp!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Here's my doll that I have been working on FOREVER. To be honest, the reason that she took forever was because she was a "to-go" project. I kept her in the car and worked on her when I was away from home...never AT home. She started out as a Snow Queen or Ice Princess, but everyone kept asking me if she was an astronaut, so I decided to call her my "Space Cadet." The crown was my daughter, Rachel's, idea. I made a "Crystal Burst" ring from Laura McCabe's book just so I could be able to say that I could...lol...but knew I would never wear it because I would end up knocking the embellishment off. And I hate for things to go to waste and I didn't want to undo it...so, my Space Cadet has a crown. I really enjoyed creating her, but it will be a LONGGG time before I do another one!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This is a pattern by Glenda Payseno. You can find that and other patterns by Glenda at http://stores.lulu.com/GlendasBooks
I copied a friend's (again...lol) WITH her permission. This is a version of Glenda's necklace that was created by a friend, Dianne. She calls her version "Moonlit Dusk."
I loved Dianne's colors so much that I had to have the same colors, and it wears very nicely and looks so pretty that I'm going to make a bracelet to match! :)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This is a three-dimensional star designed by Glenda Payseno. This is an easy pattern. I am very geometrically challenged (lol), and I was able to make it! I added a string of 15/0s at the top so that I could wear it on a neckwire! Glenda's patterns are located at http://stores.lulu.com/GlendasBooks
And thanks, everyone, for the nice comments! :)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I didn't really use a pattern for this. I used crystal tabac squares and looped them with peyote strips. I used DB-31 Delicas for the peyote strips. I beaded the strips over the edges of the squares like a bail. There are other ways to do that, but I didn't want the crystals to be able to touch each other in the loops. I used a Swarovski button for the clasp.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
There really isn't a pattern for this. A friend made one from size 1 bugles, and I copied it! I seem to be making a habit of that, huh? Anyhow, it's simple peyote with a picot edge and a Swarovski button for the clasp. This is another one of those bracelets that is VERY comfortable and feels slinky. I'm working on another one right now in a gold iris mix. I hardly EVER make two of anything.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This bracelet is from a Lisa Kan pattern that was in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Beadwork. This bracelet is very comfortable and, thankfully, the colors that I chose go with a lot of different outfits. Usually I'm not very good at picking colors on my own. :(