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.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Earrings Karma

This is a tutorial by Francesca Piombino on You Tube.
I used white Piggy beads, Black Superduos that I got from Hobby Lobby on sale at 50% off, this comes in a tube, the regular price is $5.99 and I paid half of that, they also carry Silky beads. In my store they are on the bottom, with all the other Czech beads. I also used gold Chinese 4mm bicones and 11/0 Toho seed beads.

You can watch the tutorial HERE.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Earrings JLo

This is a tutorial from You Tube from MireMirarte channel.
I bought the black and gold Superduos and 3X4rondelles in gold and silver fro Hobby Lobby, they have them at 50% off sale this week.
I used gold Toho 11/0 seed beads and I don't know what color the Rivoli is, since I bought it sometime ago.
Now I will have to make a pendant and have a matching set.
You can watch the tutorial HERE.
Perfect timing for the holidays!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tubular Herringbone Stitch Bracelet

This bracelet I made using herringbone stitch, I followed a video from Artbeads on YouTube, the video is by Leslie Rogalki  and you can watch the video here.
I made my bracelet a little different, I used 3 different colors in each row.

This is the other side of the bracelet.
I also made another bracelet using one color for 2 rows, I post that bracelet later.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Russian Spiral II

This bracelet is another variation from Jill Wiseman's Russian Spiral.
I used Crystals and seed beads. I have colors of Crystals in this bracelet.
You can watch Jill Wiseman's video on YouTube here
I hope you enjoy making a bracelet for yourself.
I made one more bracelet that I will post later.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Russian Spiral Bracelet

This is another pattern from Jill Wiseman.
I really love this pattern!! This is from YouTube, and you can watch it HERE.
I made my bracelet using the one color at a time.