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Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall is in the Air!

Fall is in the air, one of my favorite times of the year, and yet a time that always kicks off the busy holiday season. I like to make my kids something to commemorate the season, and with the cute and affortable lampwork beads out there, this is relatively easy to do.

My daughter loved the bracelet, and I made a zipper pull so my son wouldn't feel left out.

Our family enjoys Halloween, and we usually have a party every year, with some of the most outrageous homemade costumes you have ever seen. For my mother and her two sisters, I made matching spider web earrings.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Daisy Stitch Cube Necklace

This is another design from Ruby. I love cube beads, but never seem to know what to do with them, they have so many posibilities. These beads are a teal color. It is a summery look that is versatile enough to be casual or classy.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Herringbone Bangle Bracelet

I've long been an admirer of Ruby and her wonderful beading tutorials. I thought these beaded bangles looked fun, and decided to give it a try. I did this in size 11 pink ceylon Toho treasure beads, accented with size 15 japanese seed beads in shimmering dark rose. The other beads are just crystal size 8 seed beads. I made this for my daughter, as she loves these colors, and it matches most of her wardrobe. Although I did not capture it in the picture, I added a guard chain to the bracelet, as my magnetic clasps are not the stronger ones that are out on the market.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Back After a Break

It's been a long time since I've been in the mood to create. Nothing like life's stressor to put a damper on the creative juices. Now with a new job for the husband and new friends in our lives, I've felt more inspired to be creative.

I've just finished this spiral bracelet for a friend who has a daughter in cheerleading. Their colors are purple, silver and white. I used size 8 opaque white beads for the core, and 4mm purple velvet AB bicones and size 11 crystal silver lines beads for the spiral.