Thursday, November 15, 2018

11/15/18 Holiday time!

This week I made a fun little beaded bead/ornament out of the beads I bought last week. Making it helped to inspire my holiday spirit and reinforced that my beady mojo is back! :)

 

I am not ready for the never-ending, never-changing Christmas music everywhere I go, but bring on the rest of it! I am excited to decorate and bake! I also started- and almost finished one beaded gift. 


Here is the necklace (which I know she will wear as a wrap bracelet) that I made for my Aunt. I haven't mailed it yet, but I figure since she isn't online much, and doesn't use FB often I am safe to share it here. It will (hopefully) be in the mail to her tomorrow :) If you know her- don't tell her ;)


Next week I am going to finish the gift I started, and likely start another. I really can't share what I'm making right now because it is for my mom. She likes my posts on FB. She has the link to my blog. I will come up with something to bead this week that is Thanksgiving inspired since it is coming next Thursday. I am grateful that I get to spend the day cooking, blogging, and watching football, a few of my favs!

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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, November 8, 2018

11/8/18 Earrings, planning, and more!

This week I made two pairs of earrings, I started a present, I finished the gift I had started (that I still can't show since I haven't mailed it yet), and I made November's component! I would call it a success! While on an adventure to look at the beautiful fall leaves I had the opportunity and stopped at Off The Beaded Path in Forest City, NC. If you read my blog you have seen a link for Kelly Dale's YouTube videos. She is the owner of the store- and FYI it is great! I was overwhelmed with the selection of shaped beads, but it got my beading mojo working again! I bought this great color of SuperDuos while I was there and managed to get two pairs of earrings made out of the bag! They are very Carolina Panther colored! Go team!

  

The first pair of earrings is made from my "Beth Duo Earrings" pattern. It is in the tabs at the top of this page and is free if you haven't tried it and want to! The second is a Dodecahedron made with SuperDuos and 11's- one of my favorite beaded beads :). 

I also made the 4th component for my International Beadweavers project!


Next month's color is pink and it should be a cute component, this weeks was a struggle since I had limited colors of dark red.

Next week I am going to make a "Christmasy" beaded bead. I bought these beautiful "lipstick red" GemDuo beads while at the store and I can't wait to turn them into a beaded bead. They are metallic, red, and gorgeous. I want to make a bead like this one except with a holiday color scheme. It should be awesome! 
  

In addition to making beaded things, and finding my mojo at a bead store, I made a plan for next year's blog. I am not going to share it until my December 27th post, but there is now a plan! WOOHOO! 


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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, November 1, 2018

11/1/18 Halloween Kitty Pendant

This week I stared at my beads, I looked at a couple of magazines, and I visited the FB groups to get inspiration. I didn't find any. I really didn't feel like beading. The only constant in my search was a cute, cuddly and annoying kitty named Thunder. 


A combination of Thunder and Halloween became my inspiration for actually beading this week! I made a couple of Peyote donuts into a kitty- a little beaded Thunder pendant! The big donut started with 40 beads and the smaller I started with 22. I made the ears with three 15's with Delicas on either side. Beaded Thunder's tail is made with Delicas. I think it turned out cute. I simply added a peyote stitch strip looped over as the bail on the back.


During my search for inspiration I found a bag of beads that I bought at Micheal's earlier this year that had these Jack-O-Lantern beads in it. Bead honesty- I had completely forgotten about them. I remember that they were 70% off with another 20% and it was June when I bought them- that has to count for something! I ended up making a stretch bracelet with them, just in time to wear it yesterday! It goes well with Thunder :)

  

I can't believe there are only Eight more Thursdays left! That means only eight more posts this year! Again, I don't really have a plan for this week. I know I am going to continue the gift for my Aunt- which I didn't even touch last week. Now that it is November I really should start to think about holiday gifts. Wish me luck! I think a big part of my job this week is going to be planning!

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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, October 25, 2018

10/25/18 Fall Donuts

This week I didn't think I was going to make it to my blog post. I have still been working on a secret project (aka gift I can't show the world) so I squeezed in making a small pair of Fall colored earrings to blog about!

   

These donuts start with 42 beads around and have both a mix of Fall Delica colors and metallic 15's on the inside. I had been wearing the 3d pointed oval earrings I made earlier this year all the time. I love that they are lightweight and up until my wardrobe changed to cold weather, they matched everything- everything Summer! 


Next week I am again winging it on what I am doing...I am not sure if this is a great plan, but it is the one I have for right now. Hopefully I will get to more beading in this week! 

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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