I was in the process of making a large oyster shell pin and I got this far. I still had the props set up in the light tent so I started fooling around with the lighting, etc. and never did finish the pin.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
First you learn how to make a tiny beaded heart, then you put three of them together and you have a shamrock pendant. Click HERE to go to the HandmadeJewelryClub.com to see the free video on how to make the beaded heart. Eri Attebery is the teacher.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A cable is threaded from front to the back on the right side, around the back and from the back to the front on the left side. I will be making more of these because I love the way it hangs. I used scrap clay from the black and white canes to make jelly rolls. I took 8 slices from one of the jelly rolls and placed them on a black sheet. I rolled it through the pasta machine on #2, turned it sideways and rolled it through #3. I cut out the shape and then used a knitting needle to make angled indentions. I then curved it and baked it. Then I drilled the two holes.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
I finished using the rest of the black and white inclusion cane by making some extra large tube beads. They were kind of lost by themselves, so I strung them all and threw on a tassel. Made me smile.
I will post some of the pieces from the black and white inclusion cane later. To learn more about inclusion canes see this post (click HERE). Tomorrow is black and white simple canes.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
HERE) and Beadaholic has a great video tutorial for flat right angle weave using crystals (click HERE). I also have free tutorials on my Pinterest board (click HERE) for right angle weave.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
(click HERE) and the second one is from this creative blog (click HERE). I apologize for not supplying the artist's name and blog. Translation was not provided, but the great photos are self explanatory.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day my friends. Above is the cake topper from my wedding February 15, 1969. Yes, I had red velvet, Valentines and pink champagne flowing from fountains. I wore antique ivory lace and a veil longer than my train. It was a big, beautiful reception that I will never forget. Life is good, I am blessed and give thanks for my groom everyday. Hope you have a memorable Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The inside of the card gives a short biography (click on photo to read). I loved having this handwritten explanation of what beads were used and where they were from. Such a wonderful personal touch.
I love her book, "The Art of Beadwork". If you are interested, it can be purchased through Fire Mountain Gems (click HERE).
"Short Narrow Bar"
Monday, February 11, 2013
I wanted to get photos of the back and both ends of the Valerie Hector brooch.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I got this pattern from the BBB Sisters on Design Sponge (click HERE). The instructions' link is in the 5th paragraph down. The post is called "Hunt, Gather and Host a Knitting Party". Everything from the invitations to what to serve is included.HERE). The lacy ones in the top photo lasted about a day and off came the lace. Simple and practical; love them.
How cute are these? Free knitting pattern from Coco Knits (click HERE). A great Valentine's gift.