This week I made Mary Tafoya's "Peyote Tassel Earrings" from Beadwork Aug/Sept 2007. I found online where the pattern alone is for sale but I did not see a digital source for the entire magazine. I think there were some used magazines listed on Ebay!
I liked making these earrings, they were pretty simple even with fringe. I didn't 100% follow the pattern (go figure) but they ended up looking good. There was only one terrible tangle in my Nymo during fringe construction-which was lucky! I used the Duracoat beads that I had left over from earlier this year. They are a bit heavy for my taste in everyday wear, but I can see them being worn the next time I am taken out to eat :) These earrings would be great for stash busting and using the last bits of bead tubes.
Bead honesty-I did not do anything to last week's spike bracelet. I haven't figured out what I want out of it or how to accomplish it. I am hoping it will come to me in the middle of the night and I can wake up ready to finish it. That hasn't happened yet ;)
Next week I am going to make (or get a good start on) a Cellini Spiral. The pattern "Confetti Spiral" by Marilyn T. Arnson from Beadwork June/July 2008 is going to be my inspiration. It is a bright and pretty Cellini spiral. I will be using beads I have so it may not be the same, but the inspiration should be obvious!
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Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth