Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Time to Stitch Five (finally)

 
 
 
 
I had quite the problem with this beading challenge....
I couldn't decide what to stitch! 
 How to solve the problem??? 
 
 You just make them all......
 
 
Christine and Therese you have created a monster!! 




Natalie Super Duo


Design by mybeads4you 


As a beadier  I know my limits. 
 I like  quick easy patterns! 
 This one hit the spot right away! 
I started with the bracelet on the right.  
 I wanted to use supplies I already had. 
 I had picked up some Super Duo's on one of our trips wanting to make something with them. 
With plenty of Czech beads on hand this was a winner!
Once I made it.....I went bead shopping for more Duo's.......yeah!!






Next while surfing I came across a beautiful bracelet by Adele Kimpell  at Bread Dreamers LLC



 
 
This pattern is called Lentille Bracelet.
 

I had a few questions and Adele was so nice to quickly get back to me.
The pattern  described:
The Lentille bracelet is worked in the designers adaptation of Ndebele Herringbone stitch
 for the Czech Mates two-hole, lentil shaped bead.



 
My first try at this pattern.....
I was a very bad reader.....
I skipped a whole step.......
but
since I did it the whole bracelet it came out fine!
It is just a little more narrow than the other 2.  
  This was my first time using lentils...
I had a great time shopping for these too!
 
 
I did use different size beads in the center to give them a new look

 
 


These Size 8's didn't lay down quite as nicely
I still like the end result!



My Favorite

Super Duo Rosette Bracelet


This design comes from browsing Etsy  and was found at WescottJewelry 

I tend to like narrow designs to wear.
I was also looking for a bracelet that I could make in a reasonable amount of time to sell.
This makes up quickly and I have had fun playing with different colors of beads



I have worn these and really like them! 
 I have my supplies ready for vacation....
it is an easy pattern to do while traveling down the road!




I had too much time on my hands
Another one!!

Stackers

I happened to see this bracelet beaded in an Etsy shop.....
I really liked the pattern so went on a hunt to find it
It took me a couple of hours on Sunday....
but, I found it!!

It's even a free pattern!!

Around The Beading Table



This pattern again uses the Super Duo's.
The bracelet also uses a brick Czech bead.
I haven't had time to get any of the Tila beads for the matching bracelets
ohhhhh,,,,,more shopping!!

I can't express my gratitude to Therese (who I met first)
 and
Christine(love her family)
 for all their support in getting these "flying missile's" under control

my pocketbook is hurting.....
I'm having a blast!!

Head on over to either of their blogs to see all the wonderful jewelry this hop contains!

16 comments:

  1. I told you I'd be back - and so glad I did :) this is some serious 'arm candy' !!!! Holy moly that is a lot of beading - LOL I think it just might be impossible to pick a favorite. I'd have to wear several at the same time! I do like those lentils and the herringbone look - really lovely pattern. But then they all are!

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  2. WOW! Amazing. You really make those super duos and lentils shine. Your pictures are great too.

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  3. I don't even know what to say here. You have been really busy weaving and inspired and busy weaving and spending good time picking out beads and busy weaving! I cannot even begin to pick a favorite pattern of color scheme. They are all That Beautiful!!! Once my week calms down (so next week!), I am looking into all of these tutorials. You have such an eye for color ~ good earthy beady goodness. Kim ~ you have completely embraced the missiles! Bead on, my friend, because we need to see more from Kimmykats :-)

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  4. The patterns, the colors, the clasps ... each choice you made was spot on! That is quite a beautifully awesome collection of arm candy you've got there! =)

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  5. Oh, wow! I can to see the hop reveals and was so surprised to see my SuperDuo Rosette Pattern! I'm so glad you liked it. Your jewelry is all so beautiful and I love your color sense. :D

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  6. wow, you made a lot of bracelets! No wonder you forgot to post yesterday! Some great variations there

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  7. Wow Kim, the beading bug has bit you and I am so proud that another bead weaver has been born!
    I love all of the bracelets you sewed together they are awesome and can be worn separate or stacked. I am going to have to check out these tutorials they look fun.
    Thank you for participating in this round of ATTS and be on the look out for ATTS 6 it is going to be a bit more challenging.
    Therese

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  8. I love all your bracelets! You use the twin bead so effectively in all of them!! Really great designs!

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  9. They all are awesome! I tried to pick a favorite, but it's not possible! Love them all!

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  10. Oh Kim....you are so so talented! Just beautiful, and your bead choices, exquisite!
    Kari

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  11. UM - WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't even know where to begin! I giggled in delight when I navigated to this page and saw your long row of bracelets. I love how this challenge grabbed you. And I love all the patterns you chose. Each one is fantastic by the way. The way you changed up your beads in each set was a great illustration in the way bead choice affects our design! HUGE BRAVO to you!! I would wear any one of these bracelets with pleasure!

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  12. Love your bracelets. I can't imagine how you could make so many and each one more beautiful than the last. You are surely an inspiration. Love your bead choices. Just gorgeous!!

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  13. I love your choice of patterns and beads too. I already knew the last two patterns but it's great to know beautiful new ones. Very well done.
    Enjoy the day.
    Ana

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  14. OMG, you're a crazy beader! ;) This is an awesome collection of stitches and bracelets. Well done!

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  15. Kim, you are amazing! These bracelets with there beautiful earth tones and all the wonderful stitches! Wow, you ROCKED this challenge!!!

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