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/

Lanai Kinsky Slainte Necklace/Earrings...

I didn't want to make the necklace but wanted to make a pair of earrings as Lanai suggests in Beadwork Magazine Apr/May 2015.

This is a image of this necklace...

Here are the earrings I made...

Sylvie Camps Easy Twin or SuperDuo Bracelet Tutorial...

This is the final piece(es). If you want to make something easy, or something to make for gifts...


Four bracelets, each in different colors. Sylvie has a lot of tutorials at a very good price...https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeyoteBeadArt/items?ref=pr_shop_more&section_id=10522651

Monday, December 21, 2015

Do you know who Sabine Lippert is?


Well, she's a funny beader from Germany. She travels the world to teach her beautiful creations.  I was fortunate to take one of her classes here in San Diego.

www.trytobead.com is her web site, and trytobead is the name of her business. She is the author of at least two books.

She is known for making tiny intricate pieces in each of her projects. I don't know how she thinks of them. Above is her Dragon's Cross pendant...

I bought her tutorial for this one. It was fun and easy to make, and my cross (see below) came out so strong and hard, you'd think it was metal. I LOVE it!!! It's so sturdy, I just love holding it.


I also bought her Dimensional Lace bracelet tutorial...


and below is my oh so unprofessional photo of the one I just finished...


I loved it sooo much I had to make earrings to match...





Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sweethearts Bracelet by Juanita Carlos...

This bracelet is stunning! I had to buy the pattern and make one (bottom). This one on top is Juanita's. The colors she chose for hers (top) are the best for this bracelet. There needs to be a contrast to see the hearts. Mine (bottom) not so much. But it's east to make and turns out beautiful. The stitch is a right angle weave with three beads in stead of four.






Dyan Moon Earrings...

I found these adorable earrings while surfing through Pinterest, which I will do for hours. They were created by Svetlana. Her Etsy shop is called Svetlana Gallery Beads, where her tutorial for them can be found...


Below are the ones I just finished, and I love them!!!




Linda Genaw's Peyote Fan Earrings...

I love these earrings by Linda Genaw...


I downloaded her free tutorial for her Peyote Fan Earrings tutorial. I still want to make a flat pair, but I love what I did to this pair. I really tightened each row so they would curl on purpose thinking they wouldn't change that much. But they really did...




Caprice Bracelet...

Seems like everyone has made one of these bracelets except for me, and now I have. If you search for "capricho" or "caprice" on Pinterest and add the word "bracelet" in the search you will see many made by people all over.

It's very easy to make. The base is a basic netting stitch. See the picture below from a Fusion Beads tutorial:
After you make the base you add beads to the inside of each diamond. See sample below from Unicornio Pasion:


The one below is from AMIRkoraliki Jewelry and is the tutorial I used:


Round, diamond, or oval shaped beads work nicely.


It's hard to create a pattern like the two I recently finished below. Even though I counted rows, beads, many times they both still came out wrong (the mistakes are not showing)...



My next will be made with one bead, like the black one above. 


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Shibori Silk Ribbon and Beading...

Shibori is a Japanese tie-dying technique, and everyone is adding Shibori ribbon to their beaded embroidered pieces. Here are a few photos of beautiful pieces found on the internet...


  


I recently finished this one...



I will do a neckpiece next...