Saturday, April 30, 2011

Two Double Spiral Bracelets




I had a request to make a double spiral bracelet in black and gold. These are the two I made. The top bracelet is called Grace and the bottom Hope. I really like both of them - they are quite elegant. Now it is back to making a necklace to go with my copper pendant. I am still unsure as to what type of necklace I want to make for it so doing the bracelets was a nice diversion.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Work In Progress

This is a little pendant I am working on. The center is a copper disk, I have 3 of them and have no idea where I bought them - I know I should keep better records. I paired it with turquoise, ivory and brown seed beads. I wanted fringe but not too much so I think this works. Next I need to figure out a necklace to go with it - maybe stringing or a St Petersburg chain?? I have to make a couple of spiral bracelets for a customer so this will be on hold for a bit. I am also planning on a new bead embroidery collar - I think I pretty much have the design figured out now just the color and getting the beads together. My goal for this year was to not buy any new beads - so far so good I am using up what I have and I have lots!!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fortune - Bead Embroidery Cuff



Finished my bead embroidery cuff. I am calling it Fortune. The cab is a dark brown stone and I do not know what it is but it has some grey spots in it. The beading is done in shades of brown, rust and grey. At first I was not too happy with the color combo but now that it is finished I really like it. It is dark but rich and chocolate looking - gotta love that. I am not sure what I want to start next - I would like to start a collar but I don't know if I want to devote that much time to something right now.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

What I Am Working On

I am working - really I am. I started this bead embroidery cuff the other night - it is in shades of brown and silver/grey. I am not too crazy over the color combination but I have decided to continue with it. I took the color cue from the focal which is a brown cab with bits of grey but I think it may be a bit dark - at least it is for my taste. Next project brighter colors!!! I will be going to PA for the summer in a few weeks and I do not want to bring all my beads like I did last year. What I am planning is to pick out about 5 or 6 projects, get all the beads and components together and individually bag them - this way I have things to work on but did not bring the complete bead room with me. I hope this will work.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Enigma - Freeform Peyote Bracelet

Just finished this freeform peyote bracelet in shades of purple. It has a purple and copper button as the focal. I am feeling uninspired right now - beading has become a bit tedious - I think I will work on a bead embroidery cuff next - I always enjoy doing those. Part of the problem is I do not have a space just for beading in my new house. I take out my project and then put it away - I am beading on the kitchen table - but at least the lighting is good. I had hoped to bead in the spare room but have not set it up yet and I will be going to PA in a month so maybe when I come back.