Sunday, August 15, 2010

Canterbury Neckalce

I have been having a bit of beaders' block this summer.  I think that a lot of it had to do with so much going on.  I can tell that the spell seems to be ending as I am starting to have visions of beads again and my desk at work is being covered with scraps of paper that have ideas to try on it!

This necklace is one that came about as I was playing with the beads.  I will do that sometimes.  Just sit down and decide that I am going to start with a particular base and see what happens from there, which way the beads lead me.  I find that some of my favorite designs happen this way.  A few months back when I shared the Canterbury Bracelet with you, it was a bracelet that happened in the same manner, just playing with the beads.  I think that these two designs work very well together, hence the necklace being named Canterbury.  I hope you enjoyed seeing this necklace!   Have a great start to the week everyone!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Celebration Winner!

Thank you all for entering and for your kind comments.  I really appreciated reading them.  Without further ado, the winner of the Cranberry Pretty Picots Necklace is Lynn Catnes!  Please email me your address so that I can put your prize in the mail!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Celebration Giveaway!!

To celebrate my first design in Beadwork magazine, I am giving away one of the necklaces that were featured in the magazine.  This lovely cranberry necklace is perfect for the fall!

There are lots of ways to enter!  If you leave a comment including your email, you will be entered.  If you blog about the giveaway leave me a comment and you will get an extra entry!  If you are a follower or become one, leave me a comment that you are a follower and you will get an extra entry!  The winner will be selected from the comments area.  (Duplicate non-valid entries will be eliminated.)

I will draw the winner next Saturday August 14th!  Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate!


Please if you are also a follower, leave a separate comment as I am new to this and wouldn't want someone to be deprived of a chance!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Marbrae Bracelet

I don't know if anyone remembers but back in June I started to play with the herringbone stitch.  I made a bracelet that was good for learning the basics of flat herringbone, which is this bracelet, Braenock.

I had worked up a second bracelet that was the next step up that is good for learning to increase and decrease in herringbone but I didn't have time to take a picture of it and share it with you!  This is that bracelet, Marbrae.  I love the way that it forms soft ripples with the increases and decreases.

Life here has been very busy.  Once the boys got out of school, life took over!  We were busy getting my husband ready for a missions trip to South Korea to help building a language school.  He just got back at the end of last week.  While he was gone, I was picked to serve on a jury for a homicide in our county court.  That was an interesting experience and one that I would prefer not to repeat!  Once was enough.  The boys have started their soccer practices and that keeps us hopping at night.  I think though that things may settle into somewhat of a routine and I can get back to beading.  I haven't done too much beading this summer and I am ready to jump back in!

I hope you are all having a good summer!!

Happy Beading,