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Friday, July 28, 2006

YAY!!!!!! All 3 done!

I rushed to finished these 3 bracelets since I have to deliver them this Sunday. The first one is of course the Amethyst cuff in a size 7". The second one I am calling Spring Garden bracelet. I used size 8 seed beads in 3 green finishes and the flowers are all glass beads with yellow size 11 seed bead center. Last but not the least is my version of the caterpillar bracelet. This one is made using size 6, 8 and 11 seed beads in 5 shades of red. After making the loop base, I added clear and red glass bead shapes for accent. This one took me the longest time to finish.


These were all custom made orders. I will be posting these at my jewelry site here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

amethyst cuff for sale - SOLD!!!!!

I made this cuff for my sister's boss who ordered this from me. This is made with Japanese twist bugle beads in silver, size 11 seed beads in 2 colors and amethyst gemchips. She wanted it in 7" in length to fit her wrist size but this one turned out too big. This is 8" in length. If anyone is interested I am selling this one.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

headbands for jeri

I whipped these up for my niece Jeri. The crocheted piece is the same length and width as the plastic headband base. I used reverse sc's for the edges to give it a nice look. Both are made with Monaco threads.




Thursday, July 20, 2006

a couple of quick gifts

I was busy making these the last 2 days despite being down with flu. The pansy potholder is from the book Baker's Dozen from a private swap with Stacey and the bookmark is called 'Friendship Rings Bookmark' from hooked on crochet June issue. Thanks, Sonia! Both projects are done with Monaco threads. The pansies are more purple than the picture shows.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

spiral necklace- for sale SOLD!!!!!

I fell in love with this unique glass pendant when I saw it. I wanted to make something special with it and here is the result. :-) The crocheted part measures 18" with a bead closure. The pendant is about 2 1/4" long and 1 1/4" at its widest point. This is for sale if anybody is interested.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I'm on an earrings binge. I made these using size 30 thread. The hoops are made using Altin Basak metallic threads. The crocheted beads are made with Coats Big ball thread. Thanks to Angie for the Turkish thread and to Kathy for the other threads. Now back to the choker.......I'm warming up to working with tiny thread size. lol!


Sunday, July 09, 2006

New Cannon color cards

My supplier gave me this new Cannon color cards. She told me some of the colors have been discontinued.

more info here.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

earrings in a row

It's been awhile since I did any beading.....here are my latest in just one lazy Saturday afternoon. lol!



Friday, July 07, 2006

tested dennymare's beaded pineapple scarf

I saw Mary's post of her first designed creation at simply crochet. I loved it so much that I asked her if I can test it for her if she writes down the pattern. The pattern was easy to follow and worked up quickly. I used Familia Gold acrylic thread in gold for this. The only changes I made was to use size 8 seed beads and size 10 thread for the edging. For 15 motifs, the length was about 48".

Monday, July 03, 2006

2 RAOKs just in time for Fil-American Friendship day!

Another surprise from Monica......she sent a big box this time....lol! Look at all the goodies she sent! I just love everything!!!!! Thanks, Monica! You really spoil me! I can't wait to try the threads you sent me and the vintage Irish crochet magazine with gorgeous doilies!

Lookie at the beautiful earrings she made for me!

And this is of course from my idol, Kathy.........thank you so much, Kathy! I'll work on the choker now......lol!