Saturday, January 16, 2010

Smitten Heart Earrings

I finally got the heart with Cupid's arrow through it finished. I wish I'd had red delicas to work it with. I worked one with red czech seed beads, but It just didn't look right, so I used the pink delicas. Now if I could only get a good picture. My limited photography skills seem to lapse into NO skills sometimes. The point of the arrow is at the center top of the heart and the fringe forms the feathers of the arrow.

I've moved on to the "braided" bracelet and it's looking pretty good for now. I haven't finished a full design yet, so I can't be sure.

My thoughts and ideas seem to be somewhat difuse during the cold winter months when I should be getting most of my beading and writing done. It's hard to focus on one thing long enough to get it finished, but I keep on trying.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sculptured Hearts Bracelet

I've finally given up on the sculptured hearts bracelet for now. I've tried working it with various types of thread, finally settled on 6 lb Vanish fishing line. It was going very well, but I laid it aside for the night and the next morning it had drawn up into a little ball. I haven't given up completely, but I have to do something else for a while.

I have an idea in mind for a design that looks like a raised braid and a heart with an arrow through it, but I've worked that heart 4 different ways and still haven't gotten it to look presentable. I have one more idea, and it that doesn't work, its on to the raised braid.

I hope you are all staying warm/cool which ever is pertenint to your area and that you're having a great Sunday. The sun is shining here and thankfully we didn't get much moisture with the freezing cold. Prayers and good vibes go out to those of you still buried under mountains of snow.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well New Year's Day is winding down here in Texas. It has been a rather uneventful day for me, but I've enjoyed it tremendously. I hope all of you have had a wonderful New Year's Day and that the coming year brings even bigger and better things for you.

I'm still working on that RAW sculptured heart bracelet. I'm not very good at reading graphs even when I'm the one that made them, but I've finally got the hang of it and hopefully I'll have it finished by this time next week.

I'd like to share some of my favorite blogs with you today.

announced it's winners. Stop by and find out how to play and maybe win some fantastic goodies.

Bead Origami had a giveaway and a sale, which unfortunately, I didn't get posted here in time for you readers to take advantage of. Stop by her blog and Etsy shop to see all her fantastic beaded beads.

Juanita Carlos has a beautiful "Sweetheart bracelet" on her blog. I don't think she's finished the pattern yet, but hopefully she will have it up for sale soon at BeadPatternsBoutique.

And Jean sends New Year wishes and promises more goodies to come in the new year.


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