Thursday, December 17, 2015

Year long project: Final Bead!

Bead #25  (12/17) The last one!

This bead is the "2015" bead. I used DB 310 as the background and DB 42, DB1341, DB 608, and DB 147 for the numbers. It really is a cute bead!



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!

To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

On the 31st I will post a picture of the completed necklace and my "summary" of what it is like to have a year long project!

 Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Year Long Project Beads #23 & #24

Bead #23 (11/19) and Bead #24 (12/3)

Gobble Gobble! Happy Thanksgiving!

 I had big plans for my bead last Thursday, but I didn't want to jinx the Panthers by making a big deal out of the 9-0 record. So I hesitated to make my bead when due and now the record is 10-0 :) Oh- and they are playing again today! In honor of the Panthers AWESOME season I made a mixed up bead in Panthers colors as bead #23!



Because the Holidays are fast approaching and I delayed last weeks bead, this post is a two for one! I am posting the bead I would have posted next Thursday (12/3) so that I don't forget!
For this bead I was inspired by holiday wrapping paper! I used DB 35, DB 148, and DB 603.





To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!

To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

Here is a picture of all the beads so far! Next time I post a picture of all of them it will be as a finished necklace! I can't wait!

My last bead is due by 12/17. It is the last bead of my year long project, then I get to assemble the necklace and wear it proudly!!!

1 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tutorials



For a few months I have been trying to figure out a better way to provide my tutorials without stressing out about having to be near a computer to send emails and having to send apologies about downloads not working!

I have also wanted to have more of my time for designing, creating, photographing, and selling of my jewelry.


To make it easy on everybody, and to try support the bead community like they have supported me- I have decided to make all of my tutorials free, with an option to donate $3! My tutorials can be found in the page tabs at the top of this blog!


I would like to thank everyone who have purchased my tutorials in the past either on ArtFire or through this blog! I appreciate every one of you!

I hope everyone enjoys these tutorials (and the new ones that I will be posting)

Feel free to share your creations with me!
Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Year long project: Bead #22

Bead #22 (11/5) The Green bead. For this bead I used DB 776 and DB 432 using the same pattern as bead 4, but with less contrasting colors. 432 shows up as a blue in listings of the color and in my pattern, but to me is more of a soft green. Next week (or sooner if I get motivated) I will post a picture of all the beads strung together!



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!

To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make! I can't believe there are only three more!


Fall Dates: 
 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

3 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Year long project: Bead #21

Bead #21 (10/22) I used DB 340, DB 1051 and DB 312 to make this subtle zigzag bead. This pattern is the same as the first pattern, using three colors instead of two.


Here is a picture of all the beads strung together:



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!

To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the dates of the fout remaining beads I have to make!


Fall Dates: 
 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

4 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Year long project: Bead #20

Bead #20 (10/8) The Panther's bead. This bead is the same pattern as "The Galvanized" bead, but in Carolina Panther colors. At 4-0 I might as well pay my tribute to them! My other team is in a "rebuilding" year, or something like that. For this bead I used DB 310, DB 351, and DB 164.



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!



To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"


 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!


Fall Dates: 
 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

5 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Year long project: Bead #19

Bead #19 (9/24) The Fall colors bead! For this one I used a random mix of fall colored matte beads. The colors are all in the 850's and 870's Delica color range.

Here are all the beads strung together so far. I am still thinking the 5mm silver bead looks really nice as a spacer :)

To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!

To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"


 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!


Fall Dates: 
10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

6 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Year long project: Bead #18

Bead #18 (9/10) This weeks bead is in the colors of my football team (The Bears) In honor of the best time of the year! (football season) I used DB 787, DB 200, and DB 722.



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!


To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!


Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

7 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Year long project: Bead #17

Bead #17 (8/27) The Woven bead. For this one I used DB 335 (which was still sitting out from last weeks) DB 247, and DB 729. I think I will use this pattern again in Red, Green, and Gold, when the holiday season is upon us!


To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!

Summer dates 
9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

8 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Year long bead project: Bead #16

Bead #16 (8/13) the "Flowered Wallpaper" Bead. I promised last time that this weeks bead would not only be on time, but a more complicated pattern than stripes or zig-zags. For this weeks bead I used DB10, DB56, and DB335.




To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!

Summer dates: 
 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

9 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Year long bead project: Bead #15

Bead #15 (7/30) These beads seem to keep sneaking up on me. I plan to make a more complicated pattern for the next bead. I might start designing today to make sure it actually happens. :) I used DB1345 and DB 610 for this ziggy zaggy bead.

Here is a picture of all the beads so far! The true purples of the last bead aren't accurate in the picture, in the photo they look blue.


To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!

Summer dates 
8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

10 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Friday, July 17, 2015

Year long bead project: Bead #14

Bead #14 (7/16) "The delayed bead" For this one I used DB1015 and DB 264. This bead was made a little later than the deadline. Hopefully this will be the only one that doesn't get made on time!



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!

Summer dates: 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

11 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Year long bead project: Bead #13

Bead #13 (7/2) The Red White and Blue bead" Happy soon to be 4th of July! I used DB47 for the blue, DB 231 for the white, and DB mystery red (I don't know the number, but if I had to describe it I would call it red with color lined red.)




 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!

Summer dates (5 more)
 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

12 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Year long project: Bead #12

Bead #12 (6/18) The "Palladium polka dot" bead. This is the last bead of the spring, and it is clear that summer is already here from temperature outside! Since it was my birthday this week, I used my DB38 palladium coated beads that I bought and have never used for anything before because I was "saving" them :) I also used some DB 2035: the luminous hot pink!


This bead also marks the half wayish point of my necklace. I decided the mood beads I was using as spacers would have made the necklace too heavy. Currently the beads are spaced with 5mm silver beads. I think this is what I will stick with since the peyote tubes look really nice closer to each other.



To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Here are the remaining beads I have to make!

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

13 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Year long project: Bead #11

Bead #11 (6/4) "Peyote Stripes" bead. For this bead I used some of the newer Delica colors, the luminous ones! Next time I will have another picture of all the beads together. For this bead I used (from right to left because that is how I wrote them down :) DB2031, DB2051, DB2054, DB2037, DB2040, DB2047, DB2038, DB2035 (then repeated the first four again) and black DB10.





To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Remaining Spring dates: 
6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

14 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Year long project: Bead #10

Bead #10 (5/21) For this bead I used my friend Stephany's pattern. Being a beader and crafter herself, she liked my idea and made me several patterns to choose from. :) She also made the earrings that inspired my "Duo Fan Earring" pattern! If you want to see some of the things she has made you can visit her blog by clicking here. From all of the patterns she made I chose the one I was least likely to design myself. It uses DB 721, 722 and 723. Red, orange and yellow, my three least used colors! I think it looks like fire!

Here is a picture of all of the beads so far. They are temporarily strung together, I am not sure what the final necklace will look like, but I am currently liking these mood beads as spacers....




To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Remaining Spring dates: 
6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

15 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Year long project: Bead #9

Bead #9 (5/7) "Diamond time" bead. I used DB 335 and DB 310, both Matte colors. After bead #8, a structured basic color bead was in order!


Next time I will update with a picture of all the beads temporarily strung together!


To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Remaining Spring dates: 
5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

16 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Friday, April 24, 2015

Year long project: Bead #8

Bead #8 (4/23) I am a day late with this post as I have been busy.... this week's bead doesn't have a pattern, it is a mix of my Delica bead soup. I recently cleaned out some boxes and decided to dump all my little bags of leftover Delica projects into a jar.... out came this bead!




To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Remaining Spring dates: 
5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

17 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Year long bead project: Bead #7

Bead #7 (4/9) "The Galvanized" bead. I used DB 413 and DB 410, both are galvanized colors I had in my stash, neither are the fancy new permanent finishes, so this is a good use for them. Most likely this necklace will get less wear than a bracelet or pendant would.

Here is a picture of all the beads so far. (Temporarily strung)


To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Remaining Spring dates: 
 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

18 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Year long project: Bead #6

Bead #6 (3/26) "The Easter Egg" bead. I used DB 244, DB 246, DB 247, DB 237, DB 249, DB 243.
Easter is still a few weeks away, but better early than late :)


To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

 Remaining Spring dates: 
 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

19 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Year long project: Bead #5

This winter has seemed very long and I am ready for spring! This bead is my "purple flower" bead, it is the last bead I make during the winter!!! I love purple and I really hope it brings springtime!

Bead #5 (3/12/15) DB 145, DB 1347, DB 200


To check out all the bead patterns in one place check out my post 2015 project bead patterns!
To read about the inspiration of this whole project check out  my post "Inspired by the Spice of Life"

Here is a picture of all of the beads so far,
I temporarily strung them on some Softflex and spaced them with some silver beads. I am still unsure of what the final necklace will look like, but this will do for now :)

Here are my remaining beads:

Spring dates: (7 beads)
3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18

Summer dates (6 beads)
7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10

Fall Dates: (6 beads)
9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3

Last bead due by 12/17.

20 more to go! Thanks for reading! Happy Beading! -Beth

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2015 project bead patterns

Rather than post every bead I have made, in every post, I will keep this post updated with all of the patterns for the year! I will still make a post about each bead I make, but this is a good way to keep all the patterns in the same place! If you haven't read my post "Inspired by the spice of life" click to check it out to see what all this is about!

Here are the bead patterns and pictures of the beads so far!

First bead: (1/15/15) pattern is zigzags. I used DB 114 and DB 001
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Bead #2 (1/29) The colors I used from darkest to lightest were: 
DB 165,   DB 167,   DB 76,   DB 57

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Bead #3 (2/12)  Colors used DB 165, DB 200, & DB 159.
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Bead #4 (2/26) I used DB 247 & 249
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Bead #5 (3/12/15) DB 145, DB 1347, DB 200
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Bead #6 (3/26) The Easter Egg bead
DB 244, DB 246, DB 247, DB 237, DB 249, DB 243.
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Bead #7 (4/9) "The Galvanized" bead. I used DB 413 and DB 410.
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Bead #8 was made from bead soup (no pattern)
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Bead #9 (5/7) "Diamond time". I used DB 335 and 310. 
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Bead #10 (5/21) "Stephany's bead" I used DB 721, 722 and 723.

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Bead #11 (6/4) "Peyote Stripes" bead.
 To see the luminous colors used please click to the post!



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Year long project: Bead #12

"Palladium polka dots"



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Year long bead project: Bead #14



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Year long project, bead #15


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Year long bead project: Bead #16



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Year long bead project: Bead #17


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Bead #20 "The Panther's Bead"


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Bead #21


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Bead #23 Go Panthers!


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Bead #24 "Holiday wrapping paper"

 

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Bead #25 The final bead "2015"



Thank you very much for checking out my patterns for the 2015 bead project!