Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What I have been up too....






Ahhh - so at long last I finally have some pictures to upload to my blog. I am very proud of the pieces that I have created in the past week as they represent a first for me on 3 levels: These are my first pieces I have created using flat peyote stitch. The bracelets are the first I have made where I have made the clasp as well. And this is my first attempt at making a ring. I have already started a 3rd bracelet in red, black and white. I will not be listing these pieces in my shop right away as they are part of my inventory for Comfest which is 10 days away (EEK!!!). I am thinking that there are not nearly enough hours in the day at this point as today will most likely be my last day off before Comfest.

Please let me know what you think of my newest adventure in beading. I am really loving working with Peyote stitch, so hope that I have some knack for it.

Oh - and for those of your wondering out there - the silver and blue bracelet and ring are made with size 11 Delicas in steel and size 15 seed beads. The purple bracelet is made with size 11 seed beads.

Oddly - I choose to do the purple bracelet based on the lightest color. When I go shopping for beads, I often choose colors that I like and want to play with. I discovered when going through my beading stash a few nights ago that I had 3 tubes of the lightest color in this bracelet - decided that I must really love this color which is "gold lustered lavender." I had to chuckle at myself a bit for this one - my forgetfulness hits home at this point...lol.

10 comments:

GrandmaMarilyns said...

very good, Jules. Isn't peyote fun?

Regal Beads said...

these are great :)

thebeadedlily said...

I love that you made the clasps too!

Julie said...

Thanks Marilyn - Yes peyote is fun! I am really enjoying it!

Jean Hutter said...

Great job with the peyote and especially the clasp. I am glad you are enjoying yourself - learing new stitches/techniques is really fun.

Kerrie said...

Looking good Julie and I love the matching clasp :)

Dawn N said...

I really like your purple bracelet. I shop like you do. I buy what looks pretty or interesting and then come home and try to put something together. I always end up with lots of duplicate colors too.

Heather said...

Great work. I subbed with bloglines, so I will be able to catch up whenever you post. Keep it up

Heather (Ohio Beaders)

Anna said...

Love flat peyote! Beautiful! I need to get back into creating patterns again and doing my flat peyote...it's been a while!

Stella & Sugar said...

This looks really intricate, very nice!