Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Have you taken an on-line class with your favorite...

beading teacher?

Just finished one of Apollinariya Koprivnik, I think It was her first one. It was a success, for me any way. I don't like traveling and then sitting in a classroom all day and then barely getting anything accomplished. Also I can't see anything when everyone gathers around to watch the teacher do something in her hands, it's very hard to see unless you're one of the ones next to her. This on-line class is another great invention. You have access to the teacher for two weeks, you get up and bead when and if you want. Hey, I finished a piece before the class was done!!!


She sells pieces and tutorials at her Etsy Shop.

After completing a few of her tutorials I did all right, but I never thought I could make something architecturally like her piece above. But I did and it turned out pretty good, I think. What do you think?


Now, if only I could take photographs like her.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Storytelling Jeweller...

2017 was the year I found soooo many new and different innovative beaders. They have taken beading into a whole new level. Erika Sandor is one of those beaders who is also The Storytelling Jeweller. Besides knowing everything about beading her website will tell you everything about famous bead artists, her fabulous easy to read beading tutorials, beading materials, learning beading, selling beading, shopping for a special gift, event organizing, and even writing for a newspaper. She is a wealth of information. You can get hung up at her site for hours.


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I have just finished one of her tutorials, this one is her Caleidoscope Ring, and it was sooo fun and easy to make...

Finished two of Apollinariya's Tutorials...

See my previous post about this fascinating beader.

I have finished two of her many tutorials she has for sale on her site. This first one is her Morocco Earrings...



The second one I finished is her Lunasoft (I love Lunasoft!!!) Earrings...


These were easy and fun to make.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Have I mentioned Svetlana Kossman?

Good for you if you're already familiar with Svetlana's beadwork. However, I just found her, so I'm soo excited to share. Her work is somewhat similar to  recently discovered Polinas', with layers of detailed architecture and numerous components, but also soo originally different at the same time. "Amazing Beading" is what I call Svetlana and Polina's beadwork, while I call everything else (of course including mine "plain beading".

Svetlana's Beaded Treasures book is definitely a keeper, I've purchased sooo many books in the past 17 years that I put a lot up for sale on Amazon, but not this one!!!

Look for her work on Instagram, and Pinterest also.

Here are some of my favorites by Svetlana...












Sunday, October 15, 2017

Architectural Beadwork by Apollinariya (Polina) Koprivnik...

Polina creates one of a kind pieces of jewelry that are totally original. I've never seen anything like her beadwork. Every once in a while a bead artist comes along and blows everyone's socks off. Well because of the wonderful Pinterest application (I made a board with just her beadwork), I have recently come across Polina's beadwork. She lives in Slovenia, and is originally from Russia. She's a beautiful young woman barely 30 years of age.

She's not that new, she's been beading up a storm for a few years now.

Here are just a few of her magnificent pieces which she posts on Instagram...




I predict she will be one of the most famous world known bead artist. I know I'll never be able to produce anything like she does, but it's fun to try.  I don't take beading classes any more because I have trouble sitting so long but if and when she is in my neck of the woods I shall take a class of hers. But thank the Lord she has tutorials!!! I just finished two of her tutorials below...





Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ulrike Gunther's PrettyNett Pendant...

Beaded by me. This was fun and easy!!! I once again had to use what beads I had on hand and well, not a great combo...

You can find her work at her Etsy shop...https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyNett, which is where I bought this tutorial.

Isabella Lam's Trivoli Pendant...

Found in her new book "Beautiful Beadweaving"

I don't like my colors but I used what I had in beads. I'm so amazed at this piece and how she designed it. It was fun and easy to make.






Miriam Cielo Shimon a Soutache Artist...

She's amazing! You can see or buy her products at her etsy shop below...
This is her Carnival Soutache Earring tutorial made by me. I love the finished pieces from her but I don't like how my Soutache always turns out. It's sloppy looking...




If you want to see a lot of her artwork go here https://www.flickr.com/photos/cielodesign/

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Be Still My Heart by Sabine Lippert...

Another beautiful cuff by Sabine Lippert. This is her elegant masterpiece...



She has wonderful kits and tutorials at http://www.trytobead.com/

I don't know why I did it, it just happened, and I made the columns different sizes for a little bit of a messy but artsy look...




Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Hubble Button Cuff...


Using hubble stitch for the base I then embellished with these beautiful lustrous button beads...




Monday, January 23, 2017

Persian Tiles Bracelet Tutorial by Heather Collin...

This was fun to make. Heather creates easy to understand tutorials, and I love how mine (below) turned out...


Her Etsy shop is at https://www.etsy.com/shop/heathercollin where she has her tutorials, and patterns to purchase, and she is from South Africa!!!

Dream Catcher Tutorial by Regina Atkins...

This was published in Bead&Button magazine Dec 2014. I LOVED MAKING IT!!! The rope is an amazingly creative idea that I will use on other pieces of mine. This is my finished piece...



I really enjoyed making this. Thank you Regina!!!


Elizabethan Cuff by Helena Tang-Lim

Loved Helena's Elizabethan Cuff  as soon as I saw it, and knew I wanted to make one. So off to her Etsy shop to buy her tutorial. But alas, I had shitty beads, you have to have a lot of beads for this one and I settled for using what I had on hand. I will do one more of really nice beads. Here is mine...



Here is Helena's beautiful original...


Monday, October 3, 2016

Prolific Sabine...

Here is a new bracelet by Sabine Lippert, It's name is Ferrara, it's very lovely and easy to make...http://www.trytobead.com/en/Patterns-and-Kits/Ferrara.html. She has very good pricing on her tutorials.


and here is my finished piece...





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Cynthia Poh's Net Some Glamour Necklace or Bracelet...

Cynthia's piece is from the August 2011 Bead&Button Magazine. I started this without enough pearls, and therefore, made a choker size necklace.  It's a beautiful piece, I'm just not happy with how mine turned out...



Shelley Pleines Nybakke Egyptian Cuff...


LOVE THIS!!! It was easy to make, uses a lot of beads. I usually give away my pieces but this one goes in my jewelry box. Shelley is a wonderful beader, and teacher. Check out her Etsy shop...https://www.etsy.com/shop/SturdyGirlDesigns


You can download the instructions here...http://img2.tapuz.co.il/CommunaFiles/46256867.pdf

Akke Jonkhof Tri Bead Earrings Tutorial...

These are sooo neat and easy to make and I love the final product...


Her site http://www.akkesieraden.nl/ and her Etsy shop http://www.akkesieraden.nl/my-etsy-shop/