Monday, April 2, 2007

Kumihimo

A kind online friend gave me this kit. The braid is done by using a kumihimo disk. It was a lot of fun to do. I can't wait to try some different kinds of braids with it.

Butterfly wishes

A birthday present for a family member.

Pattern by Sandra D. Halpenny

Lilac dreams

This is a set that I made for an upcoming family reunion. I bought a black and white print dress and wanted to add a little color to it. I love how this set came out. I am going to make a bracelet for it but haven't decided on a pattern yet.




The Star and Earrings are based on patterns by Gwen Fisher and Florence Turnour.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Simple Net Necklace & Almond Drop Earrings

This is a gift for an online friend. The necklace is based on a design by Sandra Halpenny and the earrings are based on a design by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher.




Thursday, March 8, 2007

My DH and boys wanted to get out of the house yesterday but didn't want to just go "nowhere". So he said to me, don't you need to go the bead store? I just chuckled, no dear I don't NEED to go but I'd like to! Anyway I had made this Sea Star from a kit from BeadInfintium and didn't have the accents to go with it to make it into a necklace. I picked up the "pyramid" or "diamond" beads yesterday with the elongated beads. The Sea Star bead is based on a design by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher. It is long, about 26". I made the bracelet to match.


This is "Necklace 200" by Sandra Halpenny. I had made two necklaces previously that used copper seed beads and I thought that they would look great in this pattern. There are gold seed beads in this as well. The picture does not do the necklace justice, it just shimmers!


This necklace is one that I started last fall and set aside while making my Christmas gifts. It is based on a pattern by Glenda Payseno. I used 5 colors instead of the 6 she used in her pattern. This just reminds me of spring and Easter.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Winter Wine Necklace

This is a kit that I got from Sherry Wayt at Ready to Bead. The pattern is by Sandra D. Halpenny.


(Excuse the pins in this picture, I have it setup for a necklace/earring display and didn't want to pull them out :-))

Hematite Stars

I had these Hematite Stars left over from another project. I saw a pattern by Varvara Konstantinov (A Necklace with Hematite Beads) and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. (Click to see bigger picture)



Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Penguins

I made this for my sister's birthday. She loves penguins!! The pattern is by Julie Ann Smith.

Sea Star

This is the finished necklace that I was working on last week and asked opinions on. I am really pleased with how it came out. This will be donated for a silent auction for the local chapter of YFC. I hope it does well for them. The center "bead" is called "Sea Star" based on a pattern by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher. The side beaded beads are based on their "cuboctohedron" pattern. Thanks for looking! (You can click on the photo for a better view)

The set: Necklace and earrings


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Other pretties!

A Sandra Halpenny design, I love this one!



This uses cultured pearls, labrodite and gold spacers.

This was in the June 2006 issue of Bead and Button magazine, the pattern is called Arabesque Bracelet by Joanie Jenniges. This is one of two color combinations that I did.


Another Sandra Halpenny design


A gift for a friend

These beaded beads are based on pattern by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher.





Opinions needed



Which side do you like better, the left side has a caramel brown in between the whites, the right side has a light pink between the whites. (Note the center beaded bead is based on a pattern by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

One more for today

A dear friend had watched my boys from the time I went back to work after their births through the end of summer last year. (She still watches them occassionally though) I wanted to make a special remembrance for her of her years watching them. This is what I made for her. There is a close-up following. The pattern is by Sandra Halpenny.


pt 2

This is the close up of the last necklace in previous post.

This is a necklace/bracelet set that I made for another online friend!!


And yet another for an online friend. This one was for a Secret Valentine exchange.
This is actually the first piece of jewelry that I made. While on a women's retreat I noticed a bead store where you could actually make something there. That was how I spent my free time at the retreat. Needless to say the addiction started!


Feb 2007

I started this blog to share some of the jewerly that I have been making.

So here goes:

This is a pattern by Sandra Halpenny called "Seed and Fire". I wanted to make something for fall and this reminded me of little leaves.
This bracelet is based on a pattern by Glenda Payseno. I came up with the colors for it. It is one of my favorite bracelets to wear. The picture following is a close-up. I made this to wear with the necklace that is following. It uses the same beads that were used in the necklace but isn't an exact match but I like it.



This necklace uses beaded beads based on a pattern by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher. They just add so much to the necklace. I am so HOOKED on making beaded beads. This is one of my favorite necklaces as well. (Of course I have several that I could say that about! :-))

This necklace as well incorporates beaded beads. This was made for a special online friend as part of a Secret Santa exchange at Christmas. She mentioned that her favorite color was green so I made this for her with that in mind. The first picture in next post is a close-up of the beads.