Saturday, June 28, 2014

Here you go Grandma and Grandpa

Years ago when Grandma moved she was going to leave this chest in her basement. 
 It was old and beat up.....
.I loved it
It has now been collecting dust in my basement for 20 years.....
last fall it was drug out
 headed for the burn pile.......
it laid outside all winter...
I just couldn't make myself destroy it....
I think she would smile to see it now...
 A great new home for all my junk!

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.......
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!!


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)
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!

A time to stitch


So sorry I messed up.
I will have my post up tonight!!!  
What a fun challenge this has been!!
Be sure to come back
I had lots of fun!