Thursday, July 26, 2018

7/26/18 Cellini Time

This week I ended up making a couple of Cellini spirals! The pattern "Confetti Spiral" by Marilyn T. Arnson from Beadwork June/July 2008 was my initial inspiration. As I started to gather the beads, I remembered the thing about a Cellini- it uses tons of beads. Not sure that I would have enough beads of each color, or the time to make a thick spiral, I played around and made a little one! It is bright like my magazine inspiration!

After looking at what I made I realized that I unknowingly made what Jill Wiseman calls her "Teeny Cellini". I didn't use her pattern to make mine, but I am sure I have seen one and it must have snuck into my creative memory somewhere. Jill Wiseman has a YouTube video about the Cellini spiral and 1:41 in she talks about her Teeny Cellini. I know she sells kits and the pattern for the Teeny Cellini on her website if you want to make one! This was so quick (and fun) that I actually ended up making two bracelets!


Obviously I won't be wearing them together since they don't go together at all! The second one I made is made with the Picasso beads I had leftover from earlier this year. After the first bright bracelet I knew I had enough Picasso beads left to make another. I really love the finish on them. I could stare at them for hours. Honesty time- these beads are the kind I wished I had when I was in high school. When I was bored I could have stared at each individual one for a while and passed the time :)

I didn't get very far into 2009's magazines before I figured out what I want to try for next week. "Hibiscus twist" by Kerrie Slade from the April 2009 Bead & Button is going to be my project. Last year while playing Putt-Putt I came across a gorgeous Hibiscus growing in the course. I stopped and took a picture of it. It is going to be my Hibiscus inspiration :) 

It had just rained and the light was perfect, I was amazed how wonderful it turned out being this was a cellphone pic! Wish me luck beading it!

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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

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