Thursday, February 14, 2019

2/14/19 Cellini Heart Pendant

Happy Valentine's Day! This week I made a little heart pendant out of the same beads from last week's arrow bracelet.


I am not sure that I would spend the time to make another one but I do think it is cute and I like the way the two loops on the top make it hang on a chain.


I have no idea what I am going to do for next week. I hope inspiration hits me sometime soon. I do know that I am going to get out the beads and give some thoughts a Cellini try!

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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, February 7, 2019

2/7/19 Bumpy Arrows

This week I had grand plans of making an arrow bracelet inspired by Contemporary Geometric Beadwork and the Pierced Arrow bracelet by Kim Van Antwerp. I thought "Cellini Arrows" would turn out to be a textural and wonderful thing. As many times as I tried, I couldn't quite work out a large increase and make it work. I did manage to make a very "Valentine's Day" bracelet that has a bit of a bumpiness to it!


I used Delicas, some Miyuki 11's and Toho 11's to get the gradual bumps. The bracelet is still pretty flexible, but does have an obvious curve to it. To finish it, I simply connected the starting ends together to form a loop and stitched a small tube from the Delicas to use as a toggle bar.

  

For next week I am going to experiment and try to revisit this idea in hopes of getting a more dramatic bump, but for my blog post I am going to make a heart.  As I took pictures of this bracelet, I started thinking that each section/"arrow" looked like it could be a heart with a few more beads and some creativity. Since Thursday is Valentine's day- my Cellini heart will be right in time :)!

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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 31, 2019

Cellini with shaped beads I

I am calling this week's post Cellini with shaped beads part 1. I am pretty sure that with the right combination of beads all shaped beads will work in Cellini  in one way or another and I will definitly be trying more shaped beads later this year! This week I stitched spiral pieces using Infinity beads and SuperUnos and also made a Bola Canasta with Rizo beads that turned into a bezel for a cab I have had for years.


The spiral with infinity beads I will use as a beaded bead slider.


This one with SuperUnos will go into a baggie as a UFO. My fingers need a break and I have more beading to do for next week. I will bag it with the SuperUnos since this is the only project I have ever used them for!


As for the Bolas based Rizo bezeled cab, I think I am going to stitch a loop for the back and call it a pendant. I really like the way it came out, I have not used this Opal triplet cab since I bought it- Bead honesty time- over 10 years ago! I am curious to try this kind of Rizo bezel again with a Rivoli!

  

Next week I am either going to show something awesome that I have floating in my head that turned out great and I didn't struggle with, or I am going to show off more bits and pieces that I played with. Let's hope for option 1 :)

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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 24, 2019

1/24/19 Bangle time!

This week I made a small Cellini bangle using the colors I picked out last week! I need to remember that with these bangles and the donuts the main color is gonna be the 8's- the big ones- I really thought the galvanized purpley 15's were gonna be more dominant.


  

I actually made this bangle a couple of twists smaller than the bangles I made in my "Cellini time" blog post! Since the Cellini stitch "rolls" over the hand when putting on the bangle, I made this one as small as I could where it still fit it over the widest part of my hand with a little squishing! I love it!

  

For next week I am planning on playing with different shaped beads in Cellini. I don't have a particular project in mind, but I have a bunch of one and two holed shaped beads. I am not sure where I am going, but that is part of the fun of bead experimenting. I will do my best and keep the camera handy!

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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