Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
This is a variation of a pattern by Nancy Owens. She has the most beautiful pattern for a ring in Bead & Button Favorites. It's called Bicone Bijoux and is on page 38. If you look at the ring pattern, you can see what I did...I used all 8mm Swarovski's instead of varying the sizes. The ring pattern is so versatile...I just love it!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I am so sorry that I have been lax in posting. I am still beading every chance that I get...just not photographing and posting messages like I should. Anyhow, I finished this bracelet. It was so easy. The base is kind of boring and time-consuming, but once you start embellishing, you can see that it is absolutely necessary. The pattern may be found in the April 2006 issue of Bead and Button and is designed by Karmen Schmidt. It's on page 115. I am SOOO going to make this again in other colors. I am going to try to be more diligent in posting! :)
I hope that everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I have finally finished after a year! I learned so much doing this, but am sooooo glad to be done. I'm going to do some things now that won't take very long before tackling a project that takes a while. I finally figured out how to respond to comments (I think), so I am going to try to e-mail those of you that have commented in the past. I just found them today by clicking on things...lol.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I am so sorry that I have been negligent in posting updates. I have been working on this cuff for a VERY long time. I have stopped occasionally to do other quickie pieces of jewelry, but not often. The only excuse that I can claim is that it has been very difficult to find time to just sit down and bead, and I really don't know why because one of my kids is at college! I have to finish this row of petals and there is a stand-up ruffle of petals around the stone and then three clasp parts on each end...so there is still quite a lot to do. I will try to get photos of the pieces I've made while working on this, but like I said...they are quickies...earrings, rings, and eyeglass leashes...and I think a chain-mail type bracelet. Thanks for being patient with me.