Mix together some bead crochet, polymer clay and beads and you've got a little southwestern flavor.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
I intertwined one of my bead crochet bracelets with another and slipped them on to a 19" cable choker. I gently pulled upward to create the "circle" (above). A nice, big, bold statement.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
HERE), but could not get used to the accent beads sticking up. What were my choices? Wear them (not much because I don't like them), re-design & re-make or, tear them out & re-use the beads in something else. If the re-design doesn't work, the trash option is always there. Re-design it was. I had one magnetic closure left in my stash and it just fit.
I like it a lot because I can wear it with the magnetic closure in the back, on the side or as a focal. I crocheted the bracelets using a couple of patterns from Judith Bertoglio-Giffin's Circus Bangle Pattern book which is available through her website (click HERE) or Sova-Enterprises (click HERE). Hope your week is going well and is as much fun as a 3-ring circus.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I wasn't happy with the photograph of the bead crochet necklace set against the black acrylic, so I purchased the white acrylic also. My thinking was it would give a softer appearance. Now, I don't know. I think I am liking the white acrylic just because it's a new toy.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
I finished this zig zag pattern (from Patterns & Graphing for Bead Crochet Ropes by Judith Bertoglio-Giffin) and couldn't decide on whether I liked a simple "S" hook closure or the toggle. I ended up going with the S hook closure. I'm saving the pretty toggle for another necklace.
Judith's bead crochet books can be purchased through her Bead LineStudios (click HERE).
Monday, February 3, 2014
I had so much fun playing with color. I really needed a couple of days to restart my creative energy and this was perfect. Maggie Maggio is an excellent teacher. Her passion for color is contagious and her sense of humor is great. I came away with a very detailed booklet on color with many exercises I can continue learning with, a laminated color chart I absolutely treasure and an understanding of color I never had before. It was great.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
HERE). I purchased her book on color, but never got the hang of it……..until the workshop. A lot of "ah" moments for me. Love the book, "Polymer Clay Color Inspirations" by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio (click HERE)!