Monday, January 23, 2012

Earrings #15

And the last for a while...
I love the end result of these earrings but to be honest they drove me mad!
I had to use the frog stitch many times (rip-it rip-it!).
So I made 15 pairs of earrings learnt some new techniques and had some things to blog about.
Now on to other creations....
What are your january plans?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Earrings #14

More right angle weave...this one I thought was impossible. It was all sloppy and floppy but came good in the end.
Another pattern from Beadwork magazine, this time by Maggie Roschyk.

So I have decided that all these beadwork designers are incredibly clever and I have no idea how to go about designing my own earrings.
I am so in awe of their skills and realise that it must take hours and hours of dedication to even think about creating your own designs.
So I'm not that I will carry on with the earring challenge - I have other things that I should/want to do.
But we'll see!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Earrings challenge #13

I found this pretty design in the latest Bead and Button magazine.
I adapted a bracelet pattern by Kelli Burns .
I have found that often bracelet designs can be adapted and picked apart to make an earring component.

Earrings challenge #12

Inspired by the arrival of my Bead and Button magazine I chose to comd to grips with right angle weave - a stitch that has previously had me tied up in knots. Anna Elizabeth Draeger shows how to make Hattie Newman's square pieces.
I used size 6 and size 11 seed beads.

Monday, January 16, 2012

What number am I up to?

#11 I think.
Sunburst earrings designed by Nancy Rocknich in Beadwork magazine.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lovely earrings

I just made these lovely earrings designed by Lanai Kinsky that I found in Beadwork magazine.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Peyote and crystal earrings

Friday, January 13, 2012

Earrings #8 and a half

I started making these earrings in the matt black beads but realised I didnt have enough to make the second one :-(
That'll teach me to count my beads before I start.
So I now have a pair in opalised clear cubes.
What do you think?

More earrings

More cubes....something very simple with swarovski crystal drops in fave colour.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Earrings challenge

I love cube beads!
I adapted this design from a bracelet pattern by Barbara Falkowitz in Beadwork magazine.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Earrings # 5

I enjoyed making this colourful design by Julie Olah published in Bead &Button magazine.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Earrings #4

So it's the 10th day of the month and I've made precicely how many pairs of earrings?
I am way behind schedule : (

In my defence I have to say that I have been on vacation and travelled for a couple of days and then my daughter returned from overseas on!

And then this last pair of earrings was quite fiddly and took me 2 days to complete!

This is a design I found rummaging through my Bead and Button magazines - they are so great for inspiration, techniques and stretching your boundaries!

These earrings were designed by Aurelio Castano.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Earring challenge #3

Some simple little medallions today...again from Beth Stone's book.
I like these...I might make them in other colours...what do you think?

Earring challenge #2

I need to do a bit of catching up!
Day 4 and I have made 2 1/2 pairs of's not so easy when you are on holiday and the surf is calling...but maybe I can catch up when I get home next week?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beading challenge

I've decided to extend myself and take part in Beading Daily's earrings-every-day challenge for January 2012.
These are all going to be made by know using those impossibly small seed beads.
The first ones I made using a design by Beth Stone in Seed Bead Stitching.

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