Thursday, August 15, 2019

8/15/19 Experimental Cellini Gourds

This week I tried to make gourds or gourd like shapes out of beads. My husband is in the process of growing a bunch of different kinds of gourds and I thought they would be cute interpreted into beads. I made a few little things, but nothing I am super excited about.

  

I am not crazy about any of the shapes...I don't think I am going to be able to out do that time I made a beaded pumpkin when it comes to gourds.


Next week I don't really have a plan for yet. I am hoping that the beads come calling and I am hit with inspiration before next Thursday! I do know that when October comes I am making a bigger Cellini pumpkin- but I have to wait for Fall :)

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Thanks for Reading & Happy Beading! -Beth

Thursday, August 8, 2019

8/8/19 Glowy Twisty Earrings

This week I made a pair of twisty earrings that match my Glonut from last week.

  

They turned out really nice though I haven't added the earwires yet. I really love the glow that they make. I have no idea where I will wear them to show off the glow!


Next week I plan on trying something I have been thinking about with Cath Thomas' Bolas Canastas pattern. We will see how it turns out :) 


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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, August 1, 2019

8/1/19 Cellini Glonut

This week I made a small Cellini donut with glow in the dark beads.

  

I enjoyed the challenge in making it since all the beads looked very much the same when stitching. I had to pay close attention not to confuse the sizes on the mat!


Next week I am going to keep on with the glow in the dark beads and make myself a pair of twisted glow earrings!

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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, July 25, 2019

7/25/19 more "Cellini CRAW"

 This week I continued my "Cellini CRAW" adventure and made a piece based on "Totally Twisted" by Julia Gerlach from BEADING BASICS: Right Angle Weave, A Bead and Button special from 2008. 

  

My piece is not exactly like the one in the magazine. First I had to write out a pattern to follow since I struggled a bit with the written directions. I used the charts to figure out the bead count and started CRAW the way I am used to, not as the magazine says. I also didn't use 11's to embellish the rope, I simply added drops in the big gaps of the 8's to hide the thread.  

Next week I am going to make a simple Donut to try to get back into the Cellini beading. I am still dealing with a little bit of beady block, but it is better, I am going to let the beads inspire me- next week's donut is gonna  glow in the dark!!! :)

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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