Thursday, June 30, 2011

30.6.11 "Flame tree flowers earrings" published in Kalmbach "Creative Beading Vol. 6"

On the 26.10.2010 I was announced by Kalmbach assistant editor that my Bead&Button article, "Flame tree flowers earrings" has been selected to appear in the upcoming annual project collection book, Creative Beading Vol. 6, due to be published by Kalmbach Books in summer of 2011. 
Today I have just received the copy of this beautiful collection.  
:-) Happy.

The article appears on pp. 69-71

Friday, June 24, 2011

23-24.6.11 Dax Designs' Earrings for Lior 30th Birthday

I once saved an image of a beautiful rose-lavender pair of earrings from Dax designs' Etsy shop. I was absolutely fond of their design, elegance as well as their simplicity, and wished to bead them one day.
I wanted to make a pair of earrings for Lior 30th birthday. Since I already made her a pair in blue and gold, two years ago, I didn't want to use again the same blue colors or tones, even if it fits her so well with her beautiful blue eyes and blond hair. Going through several pictures of earrings I had, I thought this design may fit her best. I hope she will like it too.
Dax has also a blog and a wonderful collection of Endangered peyote bracelets I recommend you to look at.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

19.6.11 DNA Earrings by Gwen Fisher

How can you see such a beautiful design, so clearly explained, for free, and not try it?
How to bead weave DNA double helix is another genius pearl from Gwen Fisher...
Thanks so much Gwen!!! and the Doceri software makes it so clear!
I am anxious to see Gwen's DNA replication spiral necklace when she manages getting to it.
See also her posts on:

In the pair beadwoven above, there are 9 ladder bugles. Honestly, I don't know what it encodes, but the pair is symmetric.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

15-16.6.11 Veva's Zig-Zag Tila bracelet "Con una sola Tila" clasp

Looking for bracelets done with the new TILA beads, I found this gorgeous design by Gasar. I had to give it a go and indeed it is simple and impressing. I omitted the multicuts (in Gasar's design it is 4mm, but I would recommend on 3mm for best fit).
I thought to make a pair of earrings to fit with, using a scheme that a friend addressed my attention to. The free scheme is called "Con una sola tila" by "el alfiler de cristal" , meaning "for a sole TILA only". It is useful for using rests of TILA beads, so I thought I could hit 2 birds in one shot.
However, I found out that it would be really complicated to transform this motif to an earring, so I just left it as is and had in hand one more thing to join the endless unfinished projects I have.
However, thanks to Eshchar, asking for some attention from me :-) I had to sit and stop everything in order to be with him. It gave me the few minutes to THINK. Which consequently gave me the idea to transform the motif into a clasp. The result is super to my opinion :-) and I like so much this Bordeaux color. The final look of the bracelet gives an impression of leather on the skin which I really like.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

14-15/19.6.11 Herringbone Cabled Bracelet

The bracelet was designed by Rae Arlene Reller, published in Bead & Button Magazine, February 2009, Issue 89, pp.48-49. The earrings were designed by Gwen Fisher, see my post here.
For the bracelet, which took me about 2-3 hrs of work, make sure to have a good tension during the work, in order to avoid "holes" into it.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

9-12.6.11 Narcissus Hair-Clip for Nomnom

The "Daffodil and Narcissus" flower appears on pp.51-52 in "Crochet Bouquet" book by Suzann Thompson. It is also shared for free here. Can you imagine I learnt to crochet thanks to this book?
Nomnom chose the colors and I had the pleasure to crochet it for her during the recent breastfeedings. Eshchar is a precious gift!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

7.6.11 Snivli Cabochon #2

Another Snivli's Vintage cabochon with some modifications.
What will it become? There is an idea but the question is: when will it be accomplished?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

2.6.11 Wild Rose Hair-clip for Nomnom's 26th birthday

Wild Rose by Lesley Stanfield from the book "100 flowers to knit and crochet", p.81.
The 4 stamens are French knots (7 yarn over each).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1.6.11 Earrings for Chen

I got inspired from Brser21 earrings she made to fit the "Charming Choker" project from Kelly Wiese's book "Beaded Allure". The earrings are going to be a gift for a young girl.