Sunday, January 25, 2009

I've been working on my Beaded Beads for the Beaddreamz exchange.

This is the side view of an adaptation of a pattern from the magazine Beaders Handbook

Top view shows a five pointed star.
This is a dodecahedron......a 12 sided sphere, each side has a star design and is made individually then zipped together to form a self supporting bead.

This one is a peyote stitched strip added to a miniature thread spool painted black. I have another one of these finished too.

These are called Sparkly Wheels and are from the book The Art of Beaded Beads. They are really easy to do and are really nice looking too.

It has been very hectic at work, so I haven't had much time to work on beading, knitting or quilting lately. Things should slow down towards the end of the month and I will have some extra time to work on projects and maybe even have time to post more often.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More Beads

I've been working on more bead projects.

This is a bracelet and earring set that I made for my daughter. The beads are actually Rhyolite (semi-precious stone) that she sent to me a year or so ago. They are a beautiful green and tan color. The picture doesn't do them justice, but I never claimed to be a photographer. The seed beads and findings are a bright copper. I haven't mailed them yet, if she reads this post I suppose she will probably let me know and I will have to get them in the mail soon.

This leaf is a pattern from the Bead & Button website, they were having a half price sale on patterns last month and I purchased several. I plan to make this into a pin, haven't added the pin back yet, I think it will look great on a sweater.

This next picture is of a beaded bead, the Bead Dreamz Group is having a challenge and exchange in Jan & Feb for Beaded Beads. I have collected several patterns and am doing some practice beads. This one is netting over a 25mm wooden bead.
This is the top

This is the side

I have tried out a couple other patterns but haven't taken any pictures yet. Right now I'm working on both a dodecahedron and a tetrahedron in delica beads. If you are not sure what I'm talking about I'll post pictures later, so stop by again.