Friday, June 26, 2015

Polymer Clay Sea Life?

16 x 20 wrapped canvas, polymer clay, air dry polymer clay, PaperClay, felting, beads, dried moss, netting, crocheted wire spirals, leather spirals, string, acrylic paint, glue and I don't know what else is in there!
Sure was fun.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Cellini Bead Crochet

I used Alicja Kosarzewska's pattern (click HERE) of 1 size 8/0 round, 3 size 11/0 rounds, 1 size 8/0 round and 3 size 6/0 rounds.  
 Like I said in my previous post, this was my 7th attempt.  The size 11/0's must be consistent in size and have a large enough hole to accommodate the Tuff Cord #2.  I used a size 7 crochet hook.  The start of the rope was the most difficult and then keeping the 11/0's and 8/0's from disappearing to the inside of the core was challenging.  Because of the tight twist, the beads at each curve's tension point wanted to slide to the inside of the rope.  So, every few rows, I had to go back and pop them back in position.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cellini Bead Crochet

Yes, I'm still working on the other sample rope, but in the meantime, I spotted Alicja Korsarzewska's pattern (click HERE) for a Cellini Bead Crochet and had to try it.  I have already torn out the above piece and started another.  Actually, I started 6.all epic fails and tore them out.  I'm stringing my 7th, so we will see.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bead Crochet Sample Necklace

 I designed this pattern and thought I would just love it.  I do love the pattern, however the colors are wrong.  The dark red is off and the yellow is non-existent.  It is going to be a necklace of color experiments.  On to the next section.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wearing Bead Crochet

Above the bead crochet rope is doubled around the neck and magnetic closure is worn on the side.
Above it is looped through itself in the back.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Crystal Tomato Cage Tree

 My generous friend gave me these crystals because I had an idea to make simple holiday tree of just crystals hanging from a tomato cage.  I see that I need to add one or two more rows of wire to fill it in more.  Then maybe some type of light or large candle for the inside.  It will make an unusual centerpiece.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Magnetic Focal

 An elegant magnetic clasp from Ezel Findings (click HERE) becomes the focal point of this simple bead crochet necklace.  I used size 8/0 Japanese glass seed beads in a 6 around pattern.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wearing Bead Crochet

 All knotted up.  Magnetic closures on two bead crochet necklaces.  One necklace knotted makes a bracelet, two knotted makes a statement.