Sunday, 31 January 2010

Beading Herringbone Watch Straps

Here are two watch straps I made recently. The black one was for a watch I was given by my daughter many moons ago. I was very upset when the strap of the watch broke on thinking and looking at the watch face I felt maybe I could make a strap for it..
The blue strap I made for a watch face I bought with the intention of doing something original-
I made both of them in herringbone stitch..
I am very pleased with them.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

The Princess Beading

I thought you would like to see my little princess beading . Actually she is quite taken with the bead embroidery. I demonstrate how to handle the peice and she is away..

Trying Bead Embroider

I have been having a very slow time with ideas recently. Just could not get going with anything.

While browsering I found quite a lot of people had gone over to embroidery with beads.
WOW maybe I could try this. It looked so beautifull . Have a look at Robin Atkins gallery. This is some really lovely eye candy.

However came to mind, I think I could give this a try for a little change. But all I can tell you at the moment bead embroidery is not as simple as it looks.

I wanted some thing in the style of Paisley Pattern. However (as you can see ) it did not turn out as I imagined. I am not going to rip it out or relegate the ufo drawer. I like it enough to try a bit more with it. I am calling it the Paisley Thingy.

Friday, 1 January 2010

These two bracelets were made from two bracelets of jump rings I picked up at a car boot sale. The one with the jade heart I gave to my friend and she bought the heart to finish it off..
The other one I added some beads that were lying on my beading table..
I searched the web to find some chainmaille styles.
these are made from one I found
called 'Byzantine.'
The bracelets were a lot of fun to do.

Here is a lovely story about the 'wild child'
He was in bed this morning chatting to his mum and he asked her ' How do butterflies say hello? ' This question made them all think. He is such a thoughtful wee boy.
He is looking forward to his 6th birthday on the 4th of January.