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September 15, 2014

A few more pendants

Beaded leaves.  This item is still a work in progress.
This is a 3-D triangle, or a pyramid maybe.  Less than 1 inch total.
A Sea Urchin with a pearl.
Another Sea Urchin.  These were also inspired by Marcia De Coster





September 10, 2014

A little cluster

 This is a pendant I made that I wear quite often.  It's a few tiny leaves clustered together, held by a green crystal.  Some have said it looks like a bee or fly.  The whole cluster is just smaller than 1/2 inch.

September 8, 2014

A few more creations

This beaded bead can be a key chain or dangle as a pendant.
The bead in the background is a large, barrel shaped monstrosity that I won't wear anytime soon.  I just needed to experiment.

Two more beaded beads for key chains or pendants.  The peyote stitch is such a tidy finished product.  I used bead caps on the ends.





September 6, 2014

Help! I can't stop beading




A bit darker, more on the 'gold' side.  Both of these are woven with Herringbone, aka Ndebele from the Native Americans of the same name.  
Below are the same bracelets but the right one is reversed.  Very versatile.

September 2, 2014

Day three of beadings

The on on the left started out as Daisy pattern and embellished with crystals.
The one on the right features my favorite colors of Delica beads and Druks.
The left one is quietly dramatic with understated chic.  While not usually my style, I like the juxtaposition of matte and shiny Delicas.
The right one is Herringbone (my favorite pattern) embellished with crystals.

I made quite a few bracelets as gifts for female family members.





August 30, 2014

More Beading

Here are a couple more pics of bracelets.  These are simply samples of my experimenting.
Bugle beads and Druks

Two of my favorites.  
The one on the left was inspired by a piece made by the incredible Marcia DeCoster.  The one on the right features Druks and mostly Delica beads.






August 29, 2014

Bead Weavings

Most of the jewelry I bead are bracelets.

I have also made pendants for two necklaces that I wove.
More later as I get pictures uploaded.
 
Thanks goes out to our son Jake, who helped with a ton of technical questions I had.









July 9, 2014

Hello out there...

I'm still here.  I've been beading again since I've last written.  I sat down and photographed pictures of all the juicy beadlings that I made.  Alas, the camera-to-computer gods are not with me.  Hard as I've tried, I can't get the pics to upload.  My Techie (son) comes in from Colorado next month for a visit.  I have done everything I know how to do.  The rest will be his job.  Grrrr....it's just so frustrating.

Hope to blog again soon with pictures.  Anni



February 1, 2014

I'm still here


Hello Blog world.  I was busy crocheting a throw for my son in Colorado for Christmas.  Alas, It didn't get done until after Christmas, so that means I felt like a slave to this project.  It turned out well and finally made it's way to CO.  Below is a pic of the afghan.
After it was done I crocheted a sampler of a throw for our home.  (much less stressful)  It consists of 10" squares of assorted designs in the off-white yarn left over from Jake's throw.
I've now picked up beading again.  We'll see where that takes me...
Bye for now.
Anni