Sunday, January 24, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
I challenged myself to try this pattern, and it was done in under 30 minutes. Thanks to the beadaholique video I mentioned in my last post it was so easy. BUT! I was in love with the first row so I'm tearing the bracelet out and making it my way.
Oh and believe it or not I used seed beads from my stash and had an astonishing one seed bead left when it was complete. Can you believe it?
Friday, January 15, 2016
I actually started and finished a project with my first honeycomb beads in a single afternoon.
Hope you enjoy the new honeycomb beads as much as I do. When I get more I'll try the bracelet Beadaholique posted on youtube. Maybe I'll try it in Mardi Gras colors. What do plan to do with honeycomb beads?
Thursday, January 14, 2016
I won this Shelley Nybakke kit when I attended her class. I now love metal seed beads and right angle weave. I am, however, no more fond of a short needle than I was before. Check out Shelley's kits and patterns on etsy. Search for her shop Sturdy Girl Designs. If you choose a pattern instead of a kit Bead Parlor Beads on Etsy has the metal seed beads and English cuts you need to complete your own "Don't Ruffle my Feathers" necklace.
Now I am off to give CRAW a try. Wonder if this is another stitch I already know, but didn't have a name for when working it.
What are you working on?
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Thanks to my faster paced life since our last move
most of my creative sharing is done on Instagram.
I would like to share these with as many people as possible
because I love the Bead It Forward project.
So here are some Bead It Forward 2016 patterns for the theme:
SPACE: Out There Somewhere, There's a Cure.
|Since there is no reason to reinvent the wheel the next two were found, not created, by me.|
|Find Jupiter on the Bead It Forward pattern page.|
This one, Saturn, came from Pinterest.
I'm working on what will be a four part sun.
Anybody know how they create those 4 part patterns?
I've shared my peyote solar system with you...
Monday, August 31, 2015
I've actually been wanting to give water colors a try for 2 years. So that simple image actually captures yet another check on my bucket list. It also eliminates a media for me because I do not have the patience for all that dry time.
I also finally gave beaded kumihimo a try. Like my fear of RAW I've realized I have got to stop letting to people in bead groups convince me things are difficult. This is the second time I've found something so much easier than the majority had led me to believe.
Jumped head first in to a refinishing project too. No I didn't start on one of four pieces of furniture already in my garage. I took this one (with permission) from my neighbors garage. More on that when I get it back together. I will say hunting a ball bearing in the grass that is days over due for mowing is the most unfun Easter egg hunt ever, but suprisingly a more satisfying when one succeeds.
Finally, I'm still trying to keep my home based business with Nomades alive now that someone has decided to sign up beneath me. So if you know anyone who enjoys Pandora and the other similar charm bracelets please ask them to take a look at Nomades.
How are you playing catch-up? Or did you have a highly successful summer?
Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
So I picked my pottery up last night, and it's suprisingly not as bad as I thought it would be.
Anyone who knows the me behind this keyboard knows that I love youtube. Well in the weeks between creating in clay and my finished products I watched a lot of potters on youtube. It's so relaxing to watch them work, but intriguing at the same time. They turn wet dirt into awesome things. So hey, my pottery would be at home in a grade school art class, but if you consider it was given to me as a tough slab of dirt it's pretty darn incredible.
What have you been up to?