Monday, November 30, 2009

Pink Petals - Cellini Spiral Bangle


This is a Cellini Spiral beaded bracelet called "Pink Petals". It is made with seed beeds size 8, 11 and 15.The spiral and dimension of this bracelet is achieved by using different size beads. Had made a silver, black and pearl cellini but it sold immediately so I made this one - just finished it last night. I like the color combination on this one.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spring Bouquet - Freeform Netted Bracelet



Just finished this new freeform netted bracelet called Spring Bouquet - I also added some fiber to this one. One of my favorite bloggers is Beverly Ash Gilbert. I love her blog, of course for the beading, but also for the amazing posts about color and the wonderful photos she posts. Beverly has a book coming out in January - which I have pre-ordered - called BEADED COLORWAYS: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes. She makes the most amazing freeform netted jewelry so I thought I would like to try this - this is my fifth bracelet, they are fun to make, feel great on and are just beautiful with the combination of colors.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Silver Swirl - Cellini Spiral Bracelet


This is a Cellini Spiral beaded bracelet called "Silver Swirl". It is made with silver, pearl and black seed beads size 8, 11 and 15. The spiral and dimension of this bracelet is achieved by using different size beads. This bangle will roll over your hand and fits a size 6 1/2 inch wrist. This is the third cellini spiral I have made - I love the look but they make up pretty slowly.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Party - Peyote Cuff Bracelet


This peyote beadwoven bracelet is called Christmas Party. It is made using size 6 green seed beads in a 2 drop peyote stitch as the base. It is trimmed with size 11 gold seed bead picots and the focal is a white and gold poinsettia flower. It also has a handmade loop and toggle closure. This bracelet will fit a size 6 1/2 inch wrist and would be perfect for this Holiday season or that special Christmas party. I am trying to make up a few pieces for some Holiday craft shows I am doing. I love making these simple peyote bands and then embellishing them.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Artist Profile

Well this is shaping up to be a good day. Cyndi Lavin has profiled me this AM on Jewelry and Beading. It is a great interview IMO but then I guess since it is me I better think so! I want to thank her for the profile - it was exciting to do and even more exciting to see. Here is the URL so you can go look for yourself and leave a comment:

http://www.blisstree.com/jewelryandbeading/artist-profile-jean-hutter/

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Purple Diagonal - Peyote Cuff Bracelet


This is a peyote stitch bracelet called "Purple Diagonal". The darker violet beads are size 6 and the lavender pearl beads size 8. It also has a handmade peyote stitched loop and toggle closure. This bracelet will fit a wrist size 6 1/2" to 6 3/4".

I made another one of these diagonal bracelets awhile back and of course didn't write down how I did it and I had a hard time figuring out the stitch sequence - did I write it down this time - NO. Once you get it going it is easy to do but you have to get it going right in the first few rows.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Tapestry - Peyote Cuff Bracelet


This is a new bracelet I just finished - I am really going strong with the red, green and gold for the holidays. I am doing a craft show Thanksgiving weekend and I am hoping some of these holiday pieces might sell. This is a peyote bracelet made with size 6, 8, and 11 seed beads with a few cube beads thrown in. It has a handmade loop and toggle closure. I sure hope I sell this one because it is way too big for me - 7 1/4 inch wrist.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Flower - Peyote Bracelet



This peyote beadwoven bracelet is called Christmas Flower. It is made using size 6 green seed beads in a 2 drop peyote stitch as the base. It is trimmed with size 11 red and green seed bead picots and the focal is a red and green poinsettia flower. It also has a handmade loop and toggle closure. This bracelet will fit a size 6 1/2 inch wrist and would be perfect for this Holiday season or that special Christmas party. I love this bracelet - think I will make another - maybe with a white poinsettia.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Christmas Earrings


I am doing a craft show Thanksgiving weekend so I am doing some small Christmas things to sell. I just finished these earrings and another pair which I will post tomorrow. They are fun and so nice for a holiday party.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Blue Ice - Freeform Netted Bracelet


Another freeform netted bracelet - this bead soup was all different shades of blue. I really like making these bracelet and they look and feel great on the wrist. This one is a bit larger and will fit a size 7 1/2 inch wrist.