Saturday, May 1, 2010

Montee Ring

Okay, so I'm STILL working on my Petalicious Cuff...and I know I have to take some progress pics, but I needed a quick fix so I made this. I used a crystal AB montee and 3mm GF smooth round beads and have the two strands intersecting in the back. I've also made a few eyeglass leashes and another ring. Will try to take pictures of those, too!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Still working on the Petalicious Cuff...but did find time to make some earrings. Wish I could say that the design was mine, but it's not. My friend, Mary Ann, came up with this! I made way more than three pairs, but didn't want you to see how obsessive I Again, I was greedy and wanted them in every color! :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rings, Rings, Rings

Ha! Can't say I didn't warn you. I promise I didn't make these one after another. I've made them at different times to give me a little break while working on my
Petalicious Cuff...and a girl needs one in every

Friday, February 26, 2010

Swarovski Bracelet

When I'm working on a project that is taking me a really long time (the Petalicious Cuff in a previous post), I HAVE to take breaks periodically to work up something quickly. Sometimes it's a ring or a pair of earrings (as you'll see in upcoming I did those, too), but this time it's this Swarovski bling bracelet! :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chain Link Bracelet and Earrings

I don't usually work with chain. The clasp on the bracelet is really cool. It's magnetic and the rose petal comes apart. It's sterling silver, and I think I got it at Hobby Lobby. I've turned off the comments on my blog because I couldn't get them to display like I wanted them; so if you have any comments or questions, please e-mail me at .

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Petalicious Cuff--Work in Progress

I finally managed to take some pictures today of the Petalicious Cuff that I'm making (designed by Melanie Potter). I have managed to do a few other quickie pieces (rings, earrings, and bracelets) and I'll post those later, but these are pictures of my "work in progress." You can see this cuff and Melanie Potter's other pieces at

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I promise I haven't quit beading! I've made a bunch of rings and a bunch of earrings and I'll take pictures of those soon, but what I've REALLY been working on is Melanie Potter's Petalicious Cuff. You can see it here:

I will try to take some "work-in-progress" pictures, but I usually stink at that, so that's why I posted the link. You know how sometimes when you're working on a project that is going to take forever and you just get sick to death of it? This bracelet isn't like that! :) The base consists of right angle weave and chevron stitches, which are two of my favorite. The pattern is very well written, so I don't have to think really hard (which is a good thing) and right now I'm really just enjoying the heck out of it! I'm almost finished with the base. I'm a very slow beader and I'm beading even slower on this because I REALLY don't want to have to rip any stitches out! Wish me luck!