my crucial eye This a single has proved to be a true challenge. I have been reading my new book, the fantastic Modern Geometric Beadwork by Kate McKinnon as well as a troop of wonderful beady persons (me incorporated). So my brain was full of beadweaving when I took on this challenge. That wasn't working out swiftly sufficient, I will have to think of it longer. So, I decided to create some peyote tubes. I really just like the greenish blue using the gold, it was a colour combo that brought to thoughts Egyptian faience. I picked up some green blue chinese beads and some magnetic clasps. Here is definitely an in-progress shot: The end bracelet is cuff like devoid of the bulk. I just like the boxiness of it even though. I may restring and make the ends go collectively to have one particular clasp point. Here is a further appear: Thanks, Lorelei, to get a yet another fascinating challenge. I'd have by no means picked these elements up on my personal! A different terrific Bead Soup Weblog Party by Lori Anderson! Right after getting such an awesome stash of beads from my companion, Brandy of Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry, I right away whipped up these earrings together with the vintage brass leaves and great green glass beads. She include things like a lot of amazing vintage beads and components! I then began in to the sead beads applying a peyote stitch. That creation continues to be in progress. I also gathered up the vintage lucite and made up a bracelet (inspired by my jewelry guru, Lorelei Eurto). I added a Green Girl bee charm due to the fact it went with the honey colored beads. I made use of waxed linen and a few improvised knots. I have to brush up on my macrame! After discovering that I had some quirky Monkeys to cope with, I made this necklace to show them off. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, a good phrase to reside with. I seriously enjoyed working with these beads and have lots of left to create countless more pieces. Thanks, Brandy! I have not blogged in ages, I have been working on my thesis. But I took a little of a break to participate in Lorelei Eurto's pinwheel challenge! It is a foggy day here within the midwest. So this can be an ideal pick-me-up! The Jade Scott pinwheels are so cute and remind me of summer time. I took this chance to use these terrific bottle cap beads from Glass Garden that I picked up in Tucson a couple of years ago. I like the colors but had in no way identified the ideal mixture to use with them. I absolutely appreciate green, but pink and green with each other remind me in the early 80s preppy time of my life. So I added some vintage blue glass beads plus a strand of aqua ceramic disks that I got at Michaels. That with all the czech faceted rondelles along with the cane glass, I really like the all round look. It will get me thinking of warm breezes as well as the pool!