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.