Thursday, May 17, 2018

5/17/18 Beaded Beads


It is no secret that I love beaded beads! This week I made three pairs of beaded beads, two of which I know will end up being earrings. I am not sure what is going to happen with the other pair, I don't mind adding them to the many beaded beads I already have! 


Two of the sets are Dodecahedrons made out of Rizo beads, and  larger beads are made with Infinity beads, drops, and 11's using the same technique as my "Dodecarizo" beaded bead which I have a tutorial for in my Etsy shop. It is amazing how the same technique can produce such different looking beads. I did make a couple of other beads this week, but two were too squishy to keep and one I broke a Rizo on. All of them will be cut up the beads reused.

Along with a little beading, I did dig out my collection of beaded beads including ones I wear and ones that I keep in a large jar. I honestly didn't get a great picture (I will do a better job next week) but I did get a picture that shows the scale of them :)


Honestly I looked at and dug the beads out for Gwen's Crater Moon but haven't had the motivation/courage to try it. I am weary of bugles, I have rarely worked with bugles. All bugle excuses aside, it is my challenge for next week. Wish me beady luck! 

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*As always, please read my disclaimer:

I am not affiliated with, paid by, or endorsed by anyone. By posting about beading and/or beading products I am not claiming to be an expert, nor am I suggesting the way that I do anything or the products I use are the best/correct/only way. All opinions expressed here are mine, and aren't meant to be taken as anything more than an opinion or suggestion from some stranger on the internet 😀


Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, May 10, 2018

5/10/18 Warped & Twisted Earrings!

After weeks of exploration of CGB I ended up making a pair of smaller warped and twisted squares and made them into some all gold earrings for my mom for her Birthday. I liked hers so much that I spent this week making more!


This week I took the same idea I used to make her earrings and made 3 pairs! Each warped square has an added wing on each side. Every wing is twisted in the same direction to create the twisted shape. 

  


The first ones remind me of Flamingos in water. The color of them is a perfect Flamingo. The second pair I made way out of my comfort zone on purpose. I made them from yellow and orange, the two colors that I never use. The last pair is made in a luminous rainbow! I couldn't resist trying these with Luminous Delicas.

  

 Both the "Flamingos" and the rainbow pair glow under blacklight! I have decided after wearing them all week that the rainbow pair will be mine :) I am going to eventually list both of the other pairs in my Etsy shop. If you love the flamingos and have to make them your own right now, feel free to get in touch with me ;)

Next week, and for the rest of the month of May, I am going to make beaded beads! I have unused Rizo beads that want to be earrings, I have some "kits" that I made myself to make focal beaded beads that I haven't started, and I want to (try to) make Gwen Fisher's Truncated Icosidodecahedron or "Crater Moon" beaded bead from her blog.
Beaded beads always take time, and for me a little motivation and inspiration, so I won't really be planning each week, but I know I have until the 31st to beaded bead!
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*As always, please read my disclaimer:

I am not affiliated with, paid by, or endorsed by anyone. By posting about beading and/or beading products I am not claiming to be an expert, nor am I suggesting the way that I do anything or the products I use are the best/correct/only way. All opinions expressed here are mine, and aren't meant to be taken as anything more than an opinion or suggestion from some stranger on the internet 😀


Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, May 3, 2018

5/3/18 Bead Embroidery Pins

This week I ended up with two finished pins. It isn't as many things as I made last week, but the weather was so nice, it was hard to stay inside and bead! Both of these glass cabs were already glued down and waiting to be made into something- aka -barely started UFOS!

  

Both of these pins ended up being sort of purple, but neither used the same beads! That is one of the things I love about beadwork! The one on the left (which is an Artisan made glass cab and I don't remember who made it- I will do my best to see if I can find that info) took me forever to finish the edging on because I made a mistake that I try to never make when doing embroidery. I didn't test the "poke-ability" of the leather I used to back it. It took three times as long as the one on the right (a cheap glass cab that came from a broken pendant). 

  

Next week I will be going back to 3D beading. After my explorations with CGB I made the best earrings for my mom for her birthday. I couldn't share them on here until after I gave them to her because she has been reading my blog!!! I didn't think she read it until she asked if I had decided to sell my Moon Marble cuff! (I offered it to her and she tried it on and decided not to keep it because it was too heavy for her... incase you wondered :) Here are the golden Warped & Twisted earrings I made for her. I took the idea of my large rainbow pieces and tried it on a small scale!


Next week I will be making a few pairs like these in other colors! I enjoyed making my moms and really wanted to make more!!! Some will be for my personal collection, and if I have the time and motivation, likely there will be a few for my Etsy shop!
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*As always, please read my disclaimer:

I am not affiliated with, paid by, or endorsed by anyone. By posting about beading and/or beading products I am not claiming to be an expert, nor am I suggesting the way that I do anything or the products I use are the best/correct/only way. All opinions expressed here are mine, and aren't meant to be taken as anything more than an opinion or suggestion from some stranger on the internet 😀


Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, April 26, 2018

4/26/18 Lisa Peters Art Cabs

This week I bead embroidered multiple Lisa Peters Art Cabochons. If you aren't familiar with her cabs visit her page and get ready because this post is gonna be full of cab photos! Of course these are my selection of her cabs, she has soooo many more, in a variety of styles and shapes!


I either finished or started and finished all of these this week! It was rainy and good for beading :) Have I mentioned that I have purchased a few of these cabs? It is a beady addiction of one of a kind art! Did I also mention that with every order (at least every order I have ever made with Lisa- I can't imagine I'm that special...) you get a freebie?! This blue cab with the flower was a surprise in an order!!! I made it into a brooch/pin. It isn't something that I have done often, but I felt like it was a brooch/pin.

  

I also finished this cute cracked flower cab. I had started it an shoved it into a drawer until this week. It is also a pin. I think I like making pins. I feel like they can be worn on anything. I also heard they are making a fashion comeback. *please read my disclaimer!

  

 One more did I mention... Lisa also sells her cabs on her Facebook page sometimes. I bought this purple cab from a corner of a picture of a pile of cabs she was getting ready to list. I am keeping this one for my personal collection. It is a pendant with a peyote loop on the back.


Currently listed in my Etsy shop which doesn't include anything I made this week I have seven necklaces with LPA cabs in them! -Tell your friends ;) - One of them I will not be renewing again in August- it will be mine to wear! I am not going to say which one since I really want to keep the leaf too ;)
    

   
  
    

Next week I am going to continue with bead embroidery and finish/make some things with cabs (possibly LPA) that I have. Expect to see a few more pins!
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*As always, please read my disclaimer:

I am not affiliated with, paid by, or endorsed by anyone. By posting about beading and/or beading products I am not claiming to be an expert, nor am I suggesting the way that I do anything or the products I use are the best/correct/only way. All opinions expressed here are mine, and aren't meant to be taken as anything more than an opinion or suggestion from some stranger on the internet 😀


Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth