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I was a winner!

Posted in beading, beads, bracelets, cats, hobbies, seed beads, triangle stitch on December 30, 2009 by beadnfun

Yep the other day I was told by thebeaddreamer that I won.  I can’t believe it–I usually never win anything, and it was christmas eve as well.  Yeah!

So yesterday in the mail I received my win….

a book published by Lark called Bugle Bead Bonanza signed by the author Jamie Cloud Eakin.  This was a contest sponsored by TheBeadDreamer.  Thanks everyone!

Here is her link.  thebeaddreamer.wordpress.com

She had contest every once in a while and her blog is sweet!  Go check her out.

I’ve continued to progress on my triangle weave bracelet, but once in a while am getting mixed up and adding 13 triangles instead of 12…..oh well.  This is why I always work up one first, and if I like it I will do another.

Here is a picture of my glass drop bracelet where I had to remove part of my closure and add this button instead.  I had to reduce it by a couple of inches so the bracelet wouldn’t fall off my hand…this certainly helped.

Guess what, it snowed here.  This is our second snow.

More to come later.  I must fix breakfast.

Here is whiskers.

Later thanks for tuning in.

C

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Like I promised.

Posted in beading, beads, bracelets, hobbies, necklaces, netting, right angle weave, seed beads, square stitch, triangle stitch on December 29, 2009 by beadnfun

Here are a few photos of some of the projects I’ve been working on.

I finished the Peyote band collar… I added some 6’s rocailles and some drop beads.  Tell me if you like it.

Not too bad.

A little bit more of a close up.  This is taken with my telephoto lens, rather than my macro lens.

You can’t really tell but I did a “whip” stitch…at least that is what I will call it, with 15’s and it took me a long time to put that part on.  It definitely made it real stable and finished looking.  But I don’t think I will do that again on such a long necklace.  It took up about 10-15 gms of 15’s….which is a lot. Any way.

Okay, so I took apart a cheaper necklace so I could use the beads for the other necklace, so I went ahead and square stitch a band for a bracelet.  I alternated blocks of four clear and green just to make sure I had enough, and to use those beads.  They were not the highest quality, but makes a great foundation for something more memorable on top.

So I found some drops to sew directly on top of the band.  I put some seed beads and two drop beads, and covered two of the beads on the base, so four drop beads on each row.  I had the same color green and clear drop beads, and enough of them I was able to cover the whole band.

So when I put it on it was about two inches too big….eeks.  So I haven’t taken a picture of my fix yet, but I had to take off the “bead closure” and add a button to the band so my loop could go around that instead of the bead, that helped to eliminate some of the inches.

Okay, then I started this project.

So a design by Laura Shea from Bead and Button Magazine. Recent edition I’ll get back on that one.

This is the first row and the start of the second row.

By this time I’m really liking this, I like the stitch, it was a tiny bit tricky at first….I try to read the instructions, then I try to look at the illustrations without the instructions to continue….Just so I can keep going and not get mixed up. Either way about the fourth row I was getting it…..

So she calls this a triangle stitch.  So I definitely want to try this stitch on some better beads, some more even beads, and maybe even some different sized beads with the 11’s to see what happens.

Okay, so that is what I’ve been working on this break.  I still have a few days off, so I will keep you posted with lots of photos.

Thanks for checking in with me.

C