Sunday, October 17, 2010

24.6-17.10.10 Charlstone Beaded Amulet Bag for Miranda

To make a long story short:
I wanted to thank my cousin for all she does for me and for offering me a beading book she had and wouldn't use, in ITALIAN!!! Such a perfect combination :-)
I Received the Mini Bag di Perline book by Patrizia Nave Cerutti on June 2010.
Nevermind that I was very disappointed from the book, to my opinion the projects are very poorly explained and the work isn't neat. Nevertheless, I asked Miranda to choose some project she liked from there and ended up beading her the Charlstone Beaded Amulet Bag.

I made some changes and added a Russian Rosette Flower, based on this free tutorial.
Added some Herringbone donuts and used the following twisted Ndebele spiral. You can also have a look at a similar embellished one, here.
I sent the bag to Italy, but it came back to Israel after a while because of customs issues. Miranda finally got it on the 14th of January 2011 and seemed to be very happy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

13.10.10 Sternenspitze/ Starlace Bracelet designed by try to be better (Sabine Lippert)

Thank you Sabine for sharing for free this beautiful design of yours!
I intended to do the wider version but got lazy so remained with the narrower version which became asymmetrical (pearls on one side and 4mm Swarovsky bicones on the other).