It's time for yet another reveal at Art Elements, and this month, Claire Fabian has thought of 'White' as the theme. I ran through my ever-growing to-do list of projects, wondering if white could be the star in any of them. In the end, as it happens more often than not, I made a brand… Continue reading Elegant White Earrings
This month's Art Elements challenge has the theme of Seed Pods, and is hosted by Jen Cameron. When I signed up for the challenge, I didn't really have any idea of what I would make, but soon after, I was reminded of seed pods from my school days. On our way to school and back,… Continue reading Helical Key Fob
The team at Art Elements has recently started hosting themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for April is Horses, picked by Jenny, with the reveal being hosted by Cathy. At first, I thought "Seahorse!" These creatures have inspired so many artsy pieces (especially… Continue reading Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge
I haven't had an opportunity to test my buffing wheel further, but I did get some time to work on Kumihimo. I haven't tried Kumihimo ever since I bought uniform Preciosa beads, so it was exciting to work on. And do uniform beads in bead-work make all the difference, or what! (Just look at my… Continue reading Kumihimo’s Back!
I came across this herringbone bracelet video by Jennifer Biedermann recently, and since I wanted to try out Herringbone stitch anyway, I just *had* to make this! I don't have 15/0 beads that would match any of the 11/0 beads that I thought were suitable for this project, so I scrapped the 15/0's. Also, I… Continue reading Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet
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
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
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
I finally sat down and finished the beaded jewelry set that I was working on! And I'm pretty thrilled with the result! These are essentially beaded bezels around the polymer clay button beads that I made a while back. I used Peyote stitch for the bezel, of course. I started this at around the same… Continue reading Beadwork!
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