Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I continue to work on my Caldera bangle from Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. It is slow going and repetitive but I think I am going to love it when it is finished. I ordered a lot of delicas yesterday - some great colors. I am dying to try some of the other designs in this book but I always finish one before I start something new.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Just so no one thinks I have abandoned beading here is what I am working on. It will eventually be a Caldera bangle from CGB. I started this a few days ago and I know it is going to take a long time. I am dying to move on to some other projects in the book but I started with the ring and this is the next progression - I want to be sure I know what I am doing and how to do things, so I am following the book step by step. I also have never worked with delicas - so I need to buy a lot of them - I want to wait until I am more comfortable before I place a big order. I hope I am going to love this - I am not thrilled with the color but this is the color of beads I have right now and it will have to do for my first try. I am off to work on it right now!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
So I received my copy of Contemporary Geometric Beadwork a week or so ago. I had a couple of project to finish so I just took a quick look. Now I am done with any beading I needed to complete and can really look at and work with my new book. I love this book - it is beautiful and well written - like nothing I have ever seen and it is so exciting. I decided to start at the begging and work through it using it as a learning tool. As tempting as it is to skip ahead and try to make a fortune teller bangle or a helix I am going to start small and work my way on to bigger things. Above is my power puff ring. I am just finishing up the band and will attach it shortly. I couldn't wait until it was finished to take my photo!! Next I want to try my hand at a power puff or caldera bangle. I see lots of delica beads in my future in lots of luscious colors. I really love to learn something new and I think the way the information is presented in this book makes it ideal to learn and grow as a beader - I am ready to roll!!
Sunday, April 07, 2013
So I made another pendant - this one from a pattern by Beverly Ash Gilbert. Now I have two to choose from for the wedding. The problem is I like them both - sigh. This one is black and silver in a heart shape. I guess when the day comes I will pick one - or maybe wear one for part of the day and then the other - they both look great with my new dress.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
This is a beaded bracelet I made last night from a lot of left over beads strung on memory wire. For me this is a good way to use up a pile of beads and also to use up the memory wire I bought a number of years ago. I really hate to work with memory wire - it is very unforgiving - I have cuts all over my hands. It is finished off with some charms on the loop ends - one has the word imagine on it - hence the name.