Tuesday, November 27, 2007

EBWC - Caught in a Net

November's EBW challenge is "Caught in a Net". The entries are posted and the voting has begun. Please stop by and vote here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My First Netted Bracelet

This is my first attempt at a netted bracelet. The photo above is the finished bracelet. This bracelet was made from a pattern by Bev Herman which I purchased here. The bracelet is awesome and the pattern easy to follow. I always consider the first time I try a pattern a learning experience and this was a very positive learning experience. I can't wait to try another one.

The two above photos are the finished netted bracelet before I added the beaded focal.

This is the beginning of the focal. For the middle of this focal I used a button which I cut off the shank. In this photo it is glued to Lacys Stiff Stuff which I colored black with a marker. It also has three rows of beads sewn around it. Next I will finish off the back with ultra suede and add some finishing rows of beading.

Finished bracelet with a button closure.

Another photo of the finished bracelet - not a great photo as I could not get the bracelet to stand on its own very well.

A close up of the finished focal with all 5 rows of beading and a good look at the netting stitches.

One last finished photo with a look at the plain black button closure. I love this bracelet and I can't believe I made it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

EBWC- Treasury

Treasury for the November Etsy Bead Weavers Challenge - "Caught in a Net". My entry is the first row, third item over. You can find it on my Etsy Shop here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Gingerbread - Beaded Fringed Bracelet

New fringed beaded bracelet called "Gingerbread". This one is made up of brown, amber and topaz seed beads size 6 and 11. It also has a beautiful copper toggle clasp. This bracelet will fit a wrist size 6 1/2 to 6 3/4 inches. This is in my Etsy Shop now.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Twist & Shout - Double Spiral Bracelet

This is a double spiral bracelet made on a base of size 6 seed beads. The spirals are made using sapphire blue size 11 seed beads with a size 6 silver and blue used a focal in the center if the spirals. I am trying to try some new patterns for a craft show November 24 in PA.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November EBWC - Netted Choker

I finally finished my November challenge for Etsy Beadweavers. The challenge was netting and this is my second try. The pattern looks simple but it was quite complicated. The beads are seed beads size 11 in a sapphire blue. The name of this piece is "Sweet Dreams". When I was listing this item in my Etsy Shop I was unsure about what to name it - my husband was watching a movie in the other room and I could hear Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams" in the background - I knew the choker wanted to be called just that.

Monday, November 05, 2007

First Netted Necklace

This is my first try at a netted necklace. My neighbor's daughter asked me if I could fix a necklace of hers that was broken and it was netted. I was intrigued by it and decided to try to bead one and this is it. Interestingly enough the November Challenge for the Etsy Beadweavers is netted stitch. This will not be my entry but it is a start.