Saturday, August 27, 2011

Making a Beaded Bezel for a Drop Cabochon

Have you ever wondered how to make a beaded bezel for a teardrop cabochon? Here is a good video you might want to take a look at. Knowledge of peyote stitch will be helpful but not necessary.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Crayon Box Collection

By now my jewelry has been featured in so many ArtFire collections (brag, brag, brag LOL!) that I thought I ought to curate a collection myself. It's called "My Crayon Box" and you can see it here. Please let me know if you like it and feel free to suggest a theme you'd like to see in another collection.

Meanwhile, here's a pendant you might like.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yummy Eye Candy

Another one of my necklaces was just featured in an ArtFire collection and I'm so pleased! It's a beautiful collection of beadweaving and you can see it here.

I regret not posting much lately but I've fallen way behind on my Year Of Jewelry project submissions and I'm beading madly to catch up. Other people have been posting some gorgeous work though so you'll enjoy taking a peek there too.

Here's a close up of a choker I made recently that I like a lot.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Leaf Corrections

Thanks to the sharp eyes of my friend Linda G, I need to make a couple of corrections. The most important one is #5. The illustration is right but the text should read: "Pick up 1 C and (purple) PDT the 3 Ms on the column directly below where you just came up. You will come out between the first and second M strung (first inside picot made)." Also, in the illustrations 9-13, the enter line of beads should be Cs, but they were Ms. Both are fixed now.

I hope if anyone else spots anything amiss you'll let me know, and please send me photos of your finished leaves and I'll post them here.

Happy beading!