Monday, 25 June 2012
All of these bracelets are my own design. The pattern was published in Bead magazine (along with two others in other issues) and I was so proud! Since leaving WeightWatchers, I have had time to bead, as well as doing stuff around the house that had been ignored. I have really enjoyed having bead time again and am hoping to get my online shop up and running again.
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Just a few things that I have been doing this past week. The intertwined bracelet is on hold as I have run out of the 8° beads! I will need to make another order from Bead Merchant soon... I am currently making a wedding bracelet for a Facebook friend, which is really exciting for me. It is one of the designs that I had published in Bead magazine, and I have had several orders for them...long may it continue!
Friday, 15 June 2012
This bracelet is from a pattern in Bead & Button magazine. Once you get the start bit done, it is really easy, but I think it looks quite difficult. It looks beautiful on and has a real twist on the usual cellini style. It will be going in my Folksy shop once I get a bit more organised and take some better photos. I am now working on another bracelet which incorporates herringbone stitch. It is looking promising!
Monday, 11 June 2012
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Spellbound beads. I like their kits and the beads they use seem to have improved over the years. This is a bit fancy for my taste and was very labour intensive. However, the patterns that the company come up with are always unique, which is fantastic for learning new styles and techniques. Oak Tree Crafts. The earrings were really quick to make, but I was gutted to lose one the first time I wore them. Different ear-wires next time :(