Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tidal Pool Bracelet

Finished! And I love it. I took these photos down on the beach, but later I'll try a couple indoors with the flash. Most of the beads I used were silver lined and they really sparkle in the sun.
I mentioned to Gary that the glasses I just got last year don't seem to be strong enough anymore, he looked at the bracelet and said 'no wonder'.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Herringbone with Cubes

This worked up really fast, less than 2 hours.
Herringbone done with 4mm black matte and silver cubes.
Santa knows how good I was this year and left my Christmas present early. It's a 12 mega pixels Olympus with a 26 optical zoom. Love it. I'm still learning all the 'bells and whistles'.

Bead Shops in Fla

Yesterday, I visited the Celestial Beading shop at 201 150th Ave in Madeira Beach. What a nice shop. Very well organized, bright lights that made all the beads just sparkle and cry out -
"Take me home!"
I had to pick up some 6/0's for my sea theme bracelet. I had bought some from ebay before we left, but after starting the project, I realized what I had bought were labeled 8/0's, but were actually 6/0's. So I found both sizes at Celestial. Now I think I can re-start the bracelet.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snowflakes Are Tumblin'

We just had a big snowfall, so finishing this piece just in time. Named in honor of my friend, Suzie, who is always encouraging me to be even more craftier!
I'm convinced photographing bead work is harder than beading the piece. If you click on the photo to enlarge, the detail shows up better.
Next, I need to switch gears from a wintery theme to seaside. We'll be leaving for Fla in just a couple of days. I've got plenty of beads packed for the trip.
Happy Holidays to All

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crow Bag

Big enough to hold my license and a few bucks. This was done on the loom with delica beads. Approximately 6200 delica's and some bugles and other beads in the fringe and strap. I started it over a year ago and put it down for awhile. I just recently started again on the fringe and finished it yesterday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What a nice way to start my day!!!

Ah, that Suzie! Makes me work and work. " You could make and you could make that!" rofl - You know I love ya! lol
Now, as a part of this award, I am to answer these question with one word answers. .that is a real challenge to me! Then, I'm to share this with six other Wonderful Women!! So, let's get started. . .

1. Where is your cell phone? by the tv, we almost always forget
it when we go out. I think only a handful of people have the
number anyway

2. Your hair? short, getting more gray all the time.

3. Your Mother? Well, sure, I had one. Mom died when I was 19.

4. Your Father? Dad died when I was 23

5. Your Favorite Food? way too many - steak and lobster top the list, french fries,

6. Your Dream Last Night? Bear was in the yard again

7. Your Favorite Drink? Pepsi

8. Your Dream/Goal? just to be happy

9. What Room Are You In? Living room

10. Your Hobby? Gardening, beading, tea tasting, ceramics, a little of this and that.

11. Your fear? Fire

12. Where Do You Want To Be In 6 Years? Right here

13. Where Were You Last Night? Home

14. Something That You Aren't - lol - thin

15. Muffins? blueberry - but prefer a bagel

16. Wish List Item? good health

17. Where Did You Grow Up? New Jersey Shore

18. Last Thing You Did? packing hosta

19. What Are You Wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? Off

21. Your Pets? none

22. Friends? Priceless

23. Your Life? busy retirement - lol

24. Your Mood? good

25. Missing Someone? No

26. Vehicle? Hyundai

27. Something You're Not Wearing? Shoes

28. Your Favorite Store? craft stores, bead stores

29. Your Favorite Color? blues, red, burgundy, black

30. When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Today

31. Last Time You Cried? September

32. Your Best Friend? Hubby

33. One Place I Go To Over and Over? woods

34. One Person Who Emails Me Regularly? Suzie, daughter Debbie

35. Favorite Place To Eat? Home

Now, I'm passing this award along to 6 women who truly deserve it! (And as they say on DWTS, in no particular order!) This is always SO hard for me, because I think that everyone that I follow has an absolutely outstanding blog! Some already have been given this award, so I'm trying to spread the accolades, not ignore anyone!
NOW I HAVE TO FIND 6 PEOPLE - rofl - I'm such a hermit!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Black Cat Cuff Bracelet

Wow, the whole summer has flown by. I don't do any beading during the summer. I am in the garden as soon as the weather warms. Our plant co-op keeps me very busy. But now, my
friend, Suzie, has me thinking of Halloween, fall colors, fresh baked breads and homemade soups.

So my first project for the fall is a Black Cat Cuff Bracelet worked on the loom. When finished it will have approximately 3,000 tiny delica beads. I like it so much, I'm thinking of making an amulet bag to match.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This bracelet almost has a slight optical illusion in the photo. It almost looks like cubes, but it's actually triangle shapes stitched together.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Amulet Bag

This was my first amulet bag on the loom. It's been about 5 years since I made this one.

Brown Wolf Beaded Bag

One of the amulet bags I made on the loom.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Herringbone Bracelet

Trying to take better photos.
Delica Beads 904, 1576, and 115,
Toho 15/0's 162C

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This Starfish pattern is a pin. It could also be used as a pendant.
It's a easy pattern. Makes up in just a couple hours.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

This one came out a little larger than I expected. It's like a little pincushion!
SB 645, 134 Fr, 1061L

Triggie - intertwined triangles
DB 601 and DB 1051

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crystals and Delica's

This one worked out well. I started with a center strip worked in RAW and then peyote from there. It came out pretty good since I had no plan in mind when I started.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Beaded Starfish

The pattern is here
The top two in my photo are worked in 8/0's and and 11/0's
The bottom right is worked in 11/0's and 15/0's as the pattern calls for
and the bottom left is worked in hex cuts and 11/0's
These are fun to make and work up really fast.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ziggy in Black

A small version of Ziggy - a pattern you'll be seeing a lot of in beading patterns.
Done here in Delica Beads DB 310 Matte Black and DB 021 Steel.
The stitches used are peyote and herringbone.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jan 3

Another one before we leave for Fla. Beads are all packed but I promise I 'll post some photos of the scenery too. We'll be on the gulf coast off Tampa.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

A cold start to the new year. Ten degrees this morning. I don't know what the wind chill was, but it's pretty darn cold. Ah, but just a couple more days and we'll be on the way to Fla for a couple weeks. I think I have way more beads and projects packed than I'll need but you never know what you'll need.

And my latest bead. I'm waiting for some larger seeds beads in the same colors to make the necklace portion.