Sunday, January 24, 2016

Slow & Steady

So this is where I left you. ☺ To clarify I didn't buy enough Mardi Gras colors to make this bracelet and the style I really wanted. So the bracelet above was sacrificed to make this.
I LOVED IT!!! The best part is this way I had enough to make a second one. So here's where I was this afternoon.
I LOVE THIS ONE EVEN MORE!!! So the one on the right is in the Slidell Chamber of Commerce Marketplace, and the one on the left is MINE.

Now that I finished these. I'm back to my peyote for Valentine's day. It's supposed to be a bracelet, but it's too thick for me. It may become a wall hanging or something. Do you have any ideas?
I'm thrilled to be half way though this pattern. I miss my bead it forward squares. This is insane to someone who's never done anything bigger than a 1.5 inch square before. I will finish it! Hopefully before the bead society meeting in February.

Wish me luck.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello Honey

My sweetheart told me to have a great day out with the girls yesterday. Where did we go?
Yep, we went to a bead show! I was so good, and stayed within my budget. Which is why I am posting today.  -I didn't buy enough gold honeycomb beads.- The bracelet at the top, yeah the Mardi Gras colors, will never be worn.

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

Finally Finished Something!

While I wait for my pearls to arrive and I wait for the Bead Soup Blog Party sign up...
I actually started and finished a project with my first honeycomb beads in a single afternoon.
You can find a free pattern from Beads Smith by searching "honeycomb bead pattern" with Google. The original pattern is 3 rows, but I prefer a thinner bracelet.

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've spent days on this piece. I even jumped up yesterday and drove out of state to buy more metal seed beads and 14lb fireline. Now I wait for 14 3mm Swarovski pearls. I hate waiting.

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

Bead It Forward 2016 Patterns

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?

Until then...
I've shared my peyote solar system with you...