Thursday, January 17, 2019

1/17/19 More Bolas!

This week I went a little Bola crazy! I made a bunch (7) of them in different colors. I like the fact that they have a nice big hole so they can be worn on any chain (atleast any chain that I own). They make me want to get one of those bracelets meant for wearing beads on- you know the ones :)


I really enjoyed making these. They are quick and once you have made a few they are easy too!

  

I will definitely be making more Bolas Canastas beads this year! For next week I will be making a bracelet like the ones from my "Cellini Time" blog post from last July! I have already picked out some colors and am hoping that by making a bracelet it will encourage the spring weather to arrive early! Hey- a lady can dream right! Here are the colors of my soon to be Cellini bracelet!



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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, January 10, 2019

1/10/19 Bolas Canastas beaded beads


This week I made a pair of "Bolas Canastas" beaded beads designed by Cath Thomas. 


In the FB group Cellini Peyote Freaks there are optional challenges to participate in. I missed out on the first challenge, but used this blog post to make Bolas and enter challenge #2. The challenge is to use a color wheel to pick a palette outside of your comfort zone. Not only are these beads in a color I rarely use, but they are also monotone.


I am usually a bright- in your face colors- probably a rainbow kinda beader! These are pretty and delicate. I am sure they will make pretty earrings eventually :)


Next week I am going to make more Bolas! I am going to make them in more of my style- with lots of colors!!!

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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, January 3, 2019

1/3/19 Happy New Year!

It's a new year and I have a new yearly project for my blog! 2019 is going to be the year of the Cellini! I should start off with a mention of the Facebook Group "Cellini Peyote Freaks" since it is going to be, and has been a big inspiration for my desire to make Cellini projects. There are so many wonderful ideas that I shouldn't lack for projects, just the time to do them :) This week I started off with a little Cellini donut inspired by the colors of the Chicago Bears NFL team! GO BEARS!


I really liked the way both my holiday donuts and this one turned out so I will probably be making several of these during the year, especially when I'm short on beading time! 


Next week I am planning on making "Bolas Canastas" beaded beads designed by Cath Thomas. The instructions for these cute beads are available in the files of the Cellini Peyote Freaks group! If you aren't a member, click on over and request to join the other 3,156 Cellini freaks!


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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, December 27, 2018

12/27/18 Last post of the year!

My plan this year was to "do something with it" and I feel like I did that. I made something from at least one magazine from every year I own. I spent time experimenting with Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. I used beads and cabs from my stash and even finished a couple of UFO's! I would call it a success! I didn't bead anything this week, but I do get to show off the beaded gifts that I made this year!

First is the brooch I made for my sister-in-law. It is a bead embroidered piece of Eudialyte that I surrounded with seed beads and finished with a gorgeous white leather.

  

My sister-in-law is from Russia and so is the stone, so I thought that was nice, and she seemed to really like it when she opened it! Bead Honesty- I struggled for weeks to figure out how to surround it and make it look good. I ripped out at least five tries before I made the alternating seeds and mini crystals work. I ended up very happy with the final results. 

The other beaded gift I made this year was for my mom- who reads my blog so I really couldn't share it till now! Hi Mom! It was a framed peyote panel of her kitty. (I made the kitty wider and striped to better resemble her cat :)


I used a frame from Micheals and inserted the stitched panel. I based my pattern on a picture of a panel from the internet, but changed it so the kitty was bigger and tabby striped and the bead count fit into the frame! The edges of the Peyote panel are red but the frame covers most of it. I really like this one, and my mom loved it when she opened it! It was obvious it was her kitty!

I have debated back and forth about my decision for next years plan. I had first decided that I was going to make earrings each week, but as I thought about it while beading the Cellini donuts I changed my plan and decided that 2019 is going to be the year of Cellini. Each week I am going to make a donut or some kind of Cellini inspired beadwork. I might make a bracelet, or earrings, or beaded beads, or maybe some thing I haven't even envisioned yet, but every week I will be using beads in multiple sizes to create my blog post! 

Happy New Year! I will be back and posting on the 3rd with my first Cellini of 2019!
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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