Thursday, April 27, 2017

Moroccan Sunset Bracelet

This cuff pattern is by Shae Wilhite and I got from Beadwork Magazine Feb/March 2017.

You can buy the kit for the bracelet or the magazine HERE

The colors of DiamondDuos I used were:
Jet AB
Concrete Gray
Broewn Iris
Antique Silver

I purchased my beads at Beadology in Huntington Beach, California.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Firenze Pendant

This is another of Francesca Piombino's tutorial on YouTube.
I used 14mm Rivoli, Bronze Copper Superduos, Miyuki 15/0 galvanized gold seed beads, Miyuki 421 eggshell opaque luster seed beads 11/0, dark bronze Fire Polished 4mm beads.
 You can watch the tutorial HERE

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pendant Pia

This was another earring tutorial, I like it better as a pendant, since some of the tutorial for earrings are quite large.
This a pattern by Francesca Piombino,  a beader from Italy. I love watching the jewelry videos it doesn't matter what language as long as I can see the pictures.
You can watch her tutorial on YouTube HERE
I used 14mm Rivoli, white Superduos, 11/0 gold Toho seed beads, Chinese Rondelles and a Crystal Drop.
Have fun watching the videos and making a beaded masterpiece.
Stay tuned, I made another pendant using Francesca's tutorial.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Corona Pendant

As I promised you, here is the Corona Pendant, actually it is a tutorial for earrings, and I liked it better as a pendant, since it is a little to large for earrings for me.
My friend Shirley does not have her ears pierced, so a pendant it is.
The pattern is from YouTube by le Gioie di Carmen, and you can watch the video HERE
In her video she does not have the bead drop, I have been buying the drops at the Gemfaire from a place that sells them 70% off, this one is  Lapis Lazuli.
It matches very well the bracelet from the previous post.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dizzy Daisy Duo Trio Bracelet

I made this lovely bracelet for my friend Shirley for her birthday last month.
I made this bracelet to match a shirt I sent her.
The pattern for this beauty is from Bronzepony Beaded Jewelry on you YouTube.
You can watch the video HERE
I made two rows instead of three. I made another one with the 3 rows for another friend using the same colors.
Check the video and hopefully you also will make one.
I bought the SuperDuos at Hobby Lobby at 50% off.

 I will in my next post talk about the matching pendant.
Stay tuned!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party, Bead Hoarders Edition

It is finally here!!!!

For this challenge Lori Anderson from Pretty Things paired beader's and we sent each other a focal bead that we were "hoarding" and that were special to us, and we were to make a beaded piece from those beads.
This is a blog hop, so you can visit Lori's Blog to see what all the other bead artists created.
You can see her blog HERE

Thank you so much Lori for making this happen.
I am so glad for this opportunity.

I was paired with Valerie Tilghman from

The above postcard is from Valerie.

This is what I received from Valerie:
I am so honored by the beads that I received, because they were Valerie's Moms beads.
The fish is so cute and it looks like it made of shell. Such a cute little guy, Valerie also sent me some vintage beads.

This is what I created:

I made a simple strand necklace, I did not want to take away from the beauty of my fishy.
I used 6mm Aquamarine and pink Quartz beads. I also used the shell beads that I received.

This pendant was a bead embroidery and I used cup chain, bicones, and I used the vintage bead that Valerie sent for the center of my pendant,  I also added a ruby drop.

To finish Valerie sent me something else:
Georgia Peach tea, so I am relaxing drinking some peach tea and hopping around to see what everyone else created.
Thank Lori again and thank you Valerie!!

I hope everyone had as much fun as I had.

Happy Hopping!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bracelet Jilo

This is a pattern by Puca, I purchased her tutorial on Etsy here
I used the Arcos and Minos both beads were created by Puca.
I also used 15/0 seed beads and 3mm bicones.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mino Pendant by Puca

This is a tutorial by Potomac Bead Company on YouTube.
You can make it into a pendant or earrings, but for me it was a little too big for earrings, so I made it into a pendant.
It uses the Arcos and IOS beads by Puca.
You can watch the tutorial HERE

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mystic Pearl Pendant

I have been helping Natacha Silva to test her pattern Pdf patterns in English.
This is one of pendant, very easy to make, her patterns are easy to follow, with lots of pictures.
I am having a blast testing her patterns.
You can purchase her Pdf pattern HERE
The materials I used were:
8 mm glass pearl light gold
4 mm  glass pearl light gold
Black Superdous
11/0 galvanized gold(Toho)
gold bead caps and eyepin.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pendant Cinnamon

This pendant was a gift for my friend Shirley to match her Daydreamer Rope Bracelet.
I got this pattern from Bead Magic.
You can get the tutorial HERE
I used black and gold Superduos, 11/0 galvanized gold seed beads and black Chinese Crystals.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Earrings Karma

This another earrings Karma from Francesca Piombino.
You can watch the tutorial HERE from  YouTube

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tubular Netted Pearl Bracelet

This is another bracelet, using different colors.
From Spoiled Rotten Beads on YouTube.
You can get the tutorial HERE

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Daydreamer Rope Bracelet

This is another Daydreamer rope bracelet, a pattern by Jill Wiseman from Youtube.
I made this using Superduos in gold and black that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. and 11/0 seed beads in gold by Toho.
You can find the tutorial HERE
I made this bracelet for my friend Shirley that lives in Hawaii.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Ande Bracelet

This bracelet is a pattern I found on the internet many years ago.
I just love this pattern , I have made a lot of bracelets using this pattern.
The original pattern calls for 4mm crystal beads, but I changed it to 4mm cube beads.
These beads are Chinese cubes that I bought at the GemFaire for $2 a strand. I also used gold 11/0 delicas and 15/0 seed beads in gold as well.
This pattern is by Andrea Bánhalmi.

And this is the pattern I followed, but I used 2 rows instead of 3.
This a flat herringbone stitch.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tubular Netted Pearl Bracelet

This is a tutorial by Susan at Spoil Rotten Beads on You Tube.

You can watch the tutorial HERE.