Beads · Bracelets · Jewelry

Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

I used tubular Chenille stitch for this bracelet. (Sara Spoltore has a detailed video tutorial for this stitch.) The finished pattern in mine looks different from hers because of the bead types that I used -- a small change in size or type makes for quite a change, doesn't it? 🙂 The beads that I… Continue reading Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Beaded Earrings for a Set

I made companion earrings to wear with my beaded pendant -- the image-transfer one. While I was looking up stitches to use, I ran into a tutorial by Bronzepony Beaded Jewelry for exactly the design I had in mind! That's the second time this month I'm running into ready-to-use recipes for stuff that I want… Continue reading Beaded Earrings for a Set

Beads · Jewelry · Pendants

Image Transfers and Hollow Bead Weaving

I squeezed in my second PCA-inspired project for the month just before this very hectic month ended. And I'm thrilled to bits with it! The course by Syndee Holt is all about image transfers, monoprinting, and coloring using alcohol pens. The image transfers were pretty frustrating in the beginning -- they'd turn out patchy and… Continue reading Image Transfers and Hollow Bead Weaving

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Peyote Stitch Tube

Before I get started my next PCA project, I thought I'd practice some peyote stitching with the beads currently in my stash. (Yeah, the not-so-uniform beads.) And I ended up making a small tube that I can thread a rope necklace or thick chain through. This is not tubular peyote, it's flat peyote whose top… Continue reading Peyote Stitch Tube