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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Blue Heart Bracelet

So I bought the Boss's Bead Bag from Fire Mountain Gems a while ago. It was an interesting experience that yielded a lot of dodads for my daughter to play with. Among the various items were quite a few of these heart beads. I liked the look and feel of them, but I stashed them to the side for years, until I heard their lonely call. They said "Lady! It's time to do something with us." And here is the end result.

Monday, March 13, 2006


No, it's not an alien spacecraft, it's a project that had been languishing for about two years. The wire knitting portion of the project was easy, it was finishing the ends that drove me to procrastination. The unfinished ends of the bracelet were just taunting me, and my only response was to shove the project under piles of beading supplies. Every once in a while I would come across it, and it would challenge me anew. Well, I just couldn't stand it anymore, and decided to use these sterling silver cones I picked up at the Bead and Button show a while back. I haven't engaged in another wire knitting project since this project. I'm not sure I'm totally happy with the results, but now it can't plague me anymore.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Some New Work

Red Woven Bracelet
This is my first successful attempt at a Sandra Halpenny design. I started to really grow in respect for Sandra's design talent. The patience it must take to map out each design bead by bead is amazing.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

For a Friend

This was crafted as a birthday gift for a friend and colleague. Once again, I thank Ruby for her wonderful tutorial for this pendant. The seed beads in the necklace are size 8, the ones in the pendant are size 11 and size 8. The glass pearls are 6mm, and the faceted round Czech crystals are also 6mm.