Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Delica 10s with crystals

This little bracelet took nearly 3 days. I fits very nicely but actually I don't care for t he 10s that much. 1 of them is twice the length of 2 of the 11s. The main problem here was getting the little circle clasp to fit over the big toggle.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Hoeschen's Harvest time bracelet

It took longer to find the right beads than to make the bracelet from Step by step beads Jan 2008 by Dottie Hoeschen. I used a lot less crystals but size 8 and I couldn't find the right spacers so used some size 6 gold beads in my stash. I might do it again. The button is Japanese and bought in Jakarta.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

My peyote stitch bracelet

I used KO Japanese bead thread in white. The color was a mistake so I added size 15s for a picot to hide it. The beads are a Japanese mix I bought from Gloria. I should have made a peyote clasp but felt like just using a lobster clasp. My own design such as it is.
I really like the KO thread. It doesn't fray and gets into the needle always with the first pass. I need to buy more of this.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Rogalski crystal earrings

Pattern is in Step by step beads Jan 2008. Very foolproof and fast and gorgeous too.