Thursday, July 30, 2009

Something old, something new

I am working on adding a couple of my older patterns to the lulu store. I also hope to have a few new ones to add in the upcoming week. I will be in the process of trying to provide better pictures for the site so that it is easier to see how the pattern is. This isn't easy as I am limited to what lulu will allow for a cover. If there is a preview available, click on the button below and to the right and it will open in another window and provide a larger copy of the cover. I will be slowing working at adding previews to more of the patterns as well. Here is a peek at some of the patterns I have added and will be adding over the next week or so.

The first two shown here
are remembrance bracelets based on Scriptures. They are to remind you of key truths found there.

The last two are an older pattern, Esther's Garden Bracelet and a new one, Sweet Petunia.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vintage Entangle

This bracelet incorporates an odd-count peyote base that is embellished with "cording" and crystals. I did the cording on another project you will see soon and I liked it so much that I had to play with it some more. I have some 15/0's on order so that I can play with this pattern some more. It is very sleek and supple when worn.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Heard at the beach

Yesterday the boys and I went to the beach with friends. The boys were having fun catching fish in the pond with a net and putting them in a bucket of water from the pond or just looking at them then letting them go. They had caught a couple of small fish and brought them to show me and my friend sitting up on the beach. Unfortunately one of the little fish died and one of the boys said very seriously "I guess he is dead, unless he is faking it."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bangly Bracelet

Can I just say that I love this pattern! I can't seem to stop making them. It is a very versatile pattern. The bracelet works up in just a couple hours. I can see making these for my son's teachers for Christmas this year. Hope you liked seeing them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Why Seed Beads

Marcia Decoster posed this question on her blog. It is a great question. Recently I have been oohing and aahing over ceramic beads that some talented artists (like Jennifer Heyden) make, beautiful metal work (like Cindy Wimmer's) and other's that do amazing things with wire. While I would like to dabble into those, along with polymers and PMC, I LOVE working with seed beads. I would have to say that they are my first love (and probably always will be in the bead world). The versatility that they offer, the variety of "stitches" you can create with, the intricate way that they link together to create something beautiful are all part of the reason that I love working with seed beads. I like to be challenged and I don't like to always do the same thing. I love that I can use the same medium and achieve different results just by the way that I sew them together. They can be used in fun and whimsical ways and for more intricate weaving. That is why I love working with seed beads. Thanks for asking.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I hope that you had a wonderful 4th of July holiday. We went to Kirby Park and enjoyed a wonderful concert by the NEPA Philharmonic. There was a playset nearby that the boys enjoyed while waiting for the fireworks. The fireworks were wonderful as always! I hope that you enjoy these couple pictures that I took on the 4th. Below is one of my favorites from the night. I love how things just "happen" to create an interesting photo. Taking pictures of fireworks is not something that I have a lot of experience with (I usually forget the camera). Taking it with me this time was rather spontaneous so I wasn't really prepared with "how" I was going to take them. I just love how the time delay of the shutter caught the falling embers and recorded the next firework going off. Have a wonderful day!! Nancy

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Patterns Posted

The Dresden Twist is now available and the Sliding Slider was added to the site.