Thursday, April 18, 2019

4/18/19 Bolas Baskets

This week I made baskets for my Bolas eggs from last week. It ended up that my eggs are way too big for the baskets I made, but I still really like what I came up with!


First I made the solid color basket.  It is a Big symmetrical Bola made with 15's, Delicas, 11's, 8's and 6's in my favorite bead color.


It was a little bit floppy when it was done and didn't really look like a basket, so I took the top few rows and folded them down into the top part of the Bola to make it look more basket like. It wasn't what I intended to make, but trial and error is part of beading! I made it work!

 


After I finished the "Big Bola" basket I knew what to do to make the basket I had envisioned. I was tired of using one color so I choose from the colors I had out when I made the eggs. I used 15's, Delicas, 11's and 8's to make the second one. 


My starting row had 1 blue Delica, 2 pink Delicas, 2 pink 11's, 2 purple 11's, 2 teal 11's, 4 green 15's, 6 magenta 8's, 4 green 15's, and 1 teal 11. I then started the increase side by adding two teals and a purple. It ended up being 38 rows around but I could have made it a little bigger with no problems. 

  

Next week I am going to make something based off of the idea of "Embracing Bolas Canastas by Friderike Strassman" The info can be found in the Unit 2 of Learning in the Facebook Group "Cellini Peyote Freaks".

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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, April 11, 2019

4/11/19 Bolas Eggs

This week I made some beaded bead "Easter eggs" from Cath Thomas' Bolas Canastas beaded bead pattern which can be found in the FB group "Cellini Peyote Freaks". Cath actually made several posts this week about her personal experiments making Bolas Easter eggs!


Some of them are more egg like than others, and a couple aren't egg like at all, but they are Easter colored so I included them in my makeshift scarf basket. I decided that for next week I am going to make a basket for these egg beads to live in. I have something in mind :) See you next week with eggs in a hopefully awesome Bolas basket!

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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, April 4, 2019

4/4/19 Twisted Pendant

This week I made the pendant that I imagined. That rarely happens! I wanted to use the size 6 Picasso beads and knew that a twisty pendant would be perfect for them.


I used the same diagonal peyote and zipping as I have been using for my twisty earrings but on a larger scale. I used 15's, two colors of 11's, 8's and 6's to make this pendant. 


I really like how it is a little beachy and kinda looks like some kind of freaky shell. I will definitely be wearing it like crazy this summer. 


Next week I have a plan to make little Bolas Easter Egg beads. Easter is in two weeks and I think little eggs will be adorable. I am not sure what bead count I will need to make them look "eggy" enough, but I will give it a try. I have a pastel assortment of beads I am planning to use so worst case the Egg Bolas will have the Easter colors going for them :)


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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, March 28, 2019

3/28/19 Bumpy Rainbow Bracelet

This week I used the same rainbow of colors I have been using (except I swapped yellow for gold) to make a flat Cellini peyote bracelet. The "bumps" go at a diagonal which makes for an interesting looking bracelet.

  

When worn it looks like two different bracelets, one with blue and purple and the other with pink and purple.

  


I based my bracelet on the instructions on flat Cellini Peyote that I found in the Learning section of the FB group "Cellini Peyote Freaks"

Next week I am going to make a pendant like the diagonal Peyote twisted earrings I have been making. I am planning to use some of the size 6 Picasso finished beads :)

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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