Did you guess what it was?
Some offerings were, Lipstick Holder, Pill Pot ... no - its actually a Needle Case. I currently tend to dot my needles around my beading mat, quite a work of art mind with their twists and turns. Then I came across a cute little Needle Case holder on R B Beads and decided I just had to make one. Rachel, owner of R B Beads, runs regular workshops and has a great tutorial for this. Not sure whether its available to buy on her site yet, but I'm sure she'll let you know when it is.
The needle case is wooden with a separate lid.
It was created using circular peyote, and a strip connects the lid so you don't lose it - how neat is that! A great tutorial.
As always, its the technique which is good to know as you can then adapt it to your own designs. Maybe do a plain one or embellish it with crystals - possibilities are endless!
You will see some amazing beaded vessels by visiting Eva Maria Keiser. Eva is an amazing artist who I admire greatly.
Ahem ... I have a long way to go to achieve such beautiful works of art; but that said, I am still proud of my 1st Beaded vessel - my wooden needle case.
Have I got away with it, or did you realise I'm behind on my earring self-imposed challenge? OK, I confess we are now into Week 12 and my last viewing was Week 7 - I know, I know ... but its not something I wanted to focus on. Good news though ....
|Bead Hoop Earring Tutorial|
Crystal Star Gems and Jewellery
These earrings are made using circular peyote stitch using grey Size 11/0 and 15/0 beads and purple crystal bicones.
The tutorial is free until the end of March, and is designed by Tracey Crystal Gwilliams. I believe you may need to 'Like' her Facebook to access or possibly join ... not sure, take a peek.
I'll also be entering these into the OTTBS March Challenge, whose theme is something Grey/Purple with a Crystal twist. These meet those requirements. Great prize this month, Rachel is sponsoring this event and I know its going to be such a popular event. Have a wander around at all the other entries ... there are so many outstanding projects.
I will be entering another item but I want to 'get into it' before letting on what it is.
Week 9 Earrings
Russian Leaves - peyote stitch Size 15/0 beads - silver/black.
Picture not as bright as it should be ... still banned from using 'The' camera!
So, I'm not as far behind as I was but STILL 3 pairs to do to bring me up to date.
Hello and Welcome ...
I'd like to say hello to two new Friends:
Ironwind - aka Lena
Lena creates a variety of craftwork some of which are: Needlework, Knitting and Crochet - including crochet jewellery.
Lena is blogs in Russian but there is a translator on the page so you can also view in English or whatever your preferred language is.
Haptree - aka Hillary
Hillary runs a Craft Blog Site supporting crafters, sharing hints and tips, reviewing books and a multitude of other helpful tasks.
Before I go, I almost forgot - have a browse over at Wendy's Handmade Monday to see what all my other friends have been up to. I've actually made it in time today ... I do lapse from time to time but like to pop across anyway to see what's new. You can be sure to see some great talent!
As you know, I don't like long blogs, so this is where I close for now but not for long. I'm reluctant to say when, but aim to post again this week. Very last thing ... I have added a Email for update, for those of you who would like to be kept updated on when I DO update my blog. I have to admit I'm not sure how this works, so be patient with me - or, if you use it maybe you could let me know your views.
'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'