This is died turquoise pendent and seed beads.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I'm having fun playing with my hooks!!!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I added 3 rows of single crochet, then continued with double crochets for the rest of the piece. At the other end I did 2 rows of single crochet. To get the crocodile stitch right on the other end I made it separately. Finished it off with 2 rows of single crochet. Then joined.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I made this warmer. It's adorable! I'm going to have to start posting on my etsy shop just to decrease my increasing stash! Lol
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I also wanted a warmer that would go higher up on the arm.
I must say it is a warm little number!! If my white turtle neck were clean I'd wear them to work tomorrow ( after I made the matching one of course!)!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I love the way this color turned out!
I've got to write down my instructions before I forget!!!
> I'v been obsessed with this crochet thing the last two weeks. This week over thanksgiving break I've actually made several things. I'm glad I had yarn stashed away in the closet from previous attempts.
> Amen for YouTube!!
> I've tried to use the basics I've soaked up. I guess it's worked :) I made these new wrist warmers from my own design! And I made the yellow hat! So cool!
> Here are the basic instructions for my warmer below.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I've tried to use the basics I've soaked up. I guess it's worked :) I made these new wrist warmers from my own sign! And I made the yellow hat! So cool!
Here are the basic instructions for my warmer below the 2nd pic.
Friday, November 25, 2011
This is my first wrist warmer! I used this lovely tutorial/ pattern.
http://blueoceanspureskies.blogspot.com/2010/09/morgaine-fingerless-mittens.html Check it out!
I modified the rows above the cuff though. I like the flare look so I added larger shells to each row. Too cute!!
Need to do one for the other hand! :)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The link is posted in the previous blog!
This is fun! But lord knows I don't need to sink money into a new hobby! Lol but then again- too cute!! Woot!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Here is the link
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I absolutely love, Kim's classroom! The decor is wonderful- I wish it were my studio at home, lol!
I'm excited for my Angel and Fervent Love Cross classes in December!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I love wire as all my friends know. I am so excited to be teaching my wire angel and my Agape Cross! If you are in or around Urbana feel free to stop by or call Kim's Creative Designs for the class schedules!
Dates and times coming soon!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Now Syary Night is finished :) woot!!!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
$10 for class
$3 for kit supplies
all tools provided for use during class!
I'll also be offering the ring as a new tutorial in November! It will be a perfect holiday gift for any ring diva!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Anyway after that I felt a little more relaxed so I played with wire bits. Here's the 2nd angel. :). I'll be writing the tutorial soon. I may need 1 or two testers.
Off to bed!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Fun news- I'm also featured in an Artfire collection
Thursday, October 6, 2011
OMG! It was fun! I haven't been to anything like it. Normally I am not much of a joining type of gal. A lone wolf or a very very small pack is about my speed. However, I had been looking forward to hanging out at the Ohio Beaders' Retreat all year! I was so excited to go! Yep- me, the lone wolf!
It was amazing to get to be with a fun, creative group of ladies who all enjoy the same thing- BEADS!!! WOOT!!!!!! I particularly appreciated the fact that everyone made us feel welcome right from the car door through the end of the weekend! People were friendly and helpful. It was very cool that no one had "the-I'm-better-at- my-craft-than-you attitude. The ladies were helpful, insightful, creative, and a hoot!!!
The lodge itself was fabulous, rustic, Indian cowboy themed. I adored all the wood! My bunk was in basically a dark cave. I need to find out how to get it as dark in my apartment! I loved that it was pretty much pitch black without the light! That may sound crazy but I don't sleep well when lights are streaming in everywhere. Anyway, my room was dark, warm, and cozy! WOOT!!!!! Maybe it was called the Bear's Den- can't remember LOL
My first time teaching wire as a "real class" went well. I'm glad everyone seemed to have a good time! Thanks everyone who took it! :) Don't forget your retreat etsy coupon ;)
So I wonder what next year will hold at the Bead Retreat?!!!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I also saw cool crochet earrings! I think I'm going to try making a pair! I've got yarns and threads just sitting around. Why not? Ever expanding ideas!!! Have to love the creative collective!
I haven't tried these tutorials yet however I decided to list the links to free ones
Gorgeous fan book mark
Round motif earring
Simple 6 petal flower
Simple Mini motif
Texture Wrist cuff
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday begins work. I'm really not ready for that.
Anyway, my etsy shop is now reopen! Feel free to stop by!
In a week or so I'll have the new tutorials up! -a ring, cross, bangle, clasp & bracelet, and 2 earring types are all in the works!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
I started working on mine last night. This is what I came up with :). I wasn't sure if I liked the piece up side down or as a crown. So here are pics of both :)
Now of course I could not take queen pics and leave out the fantasy! Photo Wizard iPhone app- yeah! Hence my transformation to the Blue Queen.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I love this clasp! Definitely not a shrinking violet component :)
Several tutorials coming soon!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Today, I took time to relax with my wire!!! I wrote a new cross tutorial. It will come out for sale mid August. I made a bangle. A free tut I'll post. Maybe I'll just do one for right here on the blog- no download needed :) I also made this insect looking piece. I'm thinking a bracelet. Maybe a second free tut!
I like bead weaving! The versatility is awesome, but when I really need to chill and release tension- wire, wire, wire!!!!