Sunday, January 27, 2013

February Pocket Calendar

Just a quick 'post and run' today with a gift for you.  ;)

Here is a pocket calendar for February.  Feel free to download and print it for yourself.

I made this heart pendant with the right angle weave stitch.  I used size 11 seed beads with Swarovski crystals and pearls.  The design is courtesy of Artbeads Korea.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New Year, New Work

I finally have a new work to show off!  It's been a little while that I haven't really kept up with my beading, but I think this piece shows that I have jumped back in with a big bang!

I bought the tutorial for this beaded dragon from Fantasia Beads.  It has 4 sizes of beads and 2 different stitches plus crystals for embellishment.  I found it just a little bit confusing, only because of the way the beads are oriented in the photos, but once I got used to that and after a couple of times reading it through I was fine.  I would even make another one, lol.

I used blue-green iris beads for this one, but I would love to see what he looks like in gold or silver.  Or maybe using one color for the body and a different color for the scales.

Anyway, take a look.  I love him!

I had made him to sell, but now I don't know if I can part with him.  I may have to bead a second dragon just so that I have one to sell.  But first I think I'll take a break by making a few simpler pieces.