It was my turn to provide the Component of the Month over at Art Jewelry Elements this month. I chose to make beaded beads for everyone.
I got the tutorial from Datz Katz over on etsy – Debra Schwartz has many tutorials for beaded goodies if you want to visit her store!
Here’s what I made from several pairs of my beaded beads!
Of course, there are other things you can do with pairs of beaded beads besides making earraings, but I really love making earrings so….
Please check out what everyone else made with their beaded beads!
Today is the reveal for the Bead Peeps Swap and Blog Hop! My partner was Shai Williams. I’ve “known” Shai in the cyber world for a while now, so was happy she was my partner. This is what Shai sent to me. Please visit Shai’s blog to see what I sent her and what she made!
I’ve been quite over-extended this past month, and while I wanted to accomplish more with the beads she sent me, I just did not have enough time with the other obligations on my plate. But I did manage to make three things.
First is a bracelet I made with the bracelet bar, some chain and the blue sea glass type beads from Shai. I used one of my own lampwork beads and some brass filigree beads and Indian glass purple beads. I have to say that I’m really not totally happy with it, and may play around later on when I have more time.
I also made earrings with these rough cut beads from Shai. I used some brass tubes I had. I wanted them to be longer, but the paddle headpins I had were kind of short, so I gave the earrings length with these ear wires!
Here’s what took me so long to make – this awesome spiral stitched necklace used with the focal from Andrew Thornton!
It was very fiddly – using the teardrop beads with the seed beads was a little bit of a challenge but I really like how it looks. You can see in great detail in the photo below!
I really really want to make something with those blue teardrop beads, but can’t think of anything yet. Maybe I’ll get some inspiration from your designs!
Thank you so much to Shai for being my partner and to Linda Anderson for being the host of this very large swap and blog hop!
Please check out what everyone else made by hopping along over the weekend!
This is the second installment of the yearly Beading Back in Time blog group. This quarter, the challenge was Early Human – make something that connects to the Early Human time period in the Earth’s history.
I was inspired by the Chauvet and Lascaux cave drawings in France but wanted to relate to the United States, so I studied Native American cave drawings. I searched many web sites and google images and came up with the following cabochons.
These are the ones I am happy with. Clearly my stringer control needs some work, but I think I did pretty good on these ones. I did, however, run out of propane in the middle of doing one of the cabochons and it turned into a disaster!
The big blob was supposed to be the sun, but as I was making the cabochon, my propane was running out and totally fried the cab. The animal is supposed to be a caribou or deer or something, but just looks terrible. I’ll be practicing these!
Have fun checking out what everyone else made in the Beading Back in Time group!
Lindsay Starr, Phantasm Creations:http://phantasmcreation.blogspot.com/2015/05/beading-back-in-time-blog-hop-challenge.html
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame: http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2015/05/beading-back-in-time-reveal-early-human.html