Monday, March 19, 2012


Today I' am gathering  my materials to start the magic roundabout. Below is a picture of the finished piece. I'm so excited to make this beautiful piece, one for each of my little granddaughters. They are so precious, like diamonds in the ruff, and they love, love beautiful things. My plan, I hope is to take photos of my progress. Please come back and see how I'm doing. If you'd like to do this project, here's the blog you can go to, There is still time to join. Happy Beading, Ladybeadress!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I've sign on to do this bead along. It's called The Magic Roundabout. I love trying new things. This lady has a beautiful web-site.  Visit her at  and take the ride. The picture shows  the piece we will be making. Come on ladies, join this project.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


BEADED BUGS!  I created these for my sweet grandson, who loves bugs. He had to name them. Top left we have Speckled Spider, next to him is Rudy the Scorpion, Wiggles the Centipede and  poky the Caterpillar. My little man is such a hammmmmmmmm Designer, Ladybeadress!


This Bracelet is Designed using a Peyote Stitch. The bracelet center section is made with 11/0 seed beads one half inch wide. Peridot Green Bugles beads  line the peyote strip. Swaroski  4mm Padpara  Crystals bring the bugles together creating this fun pattern. Designer, Ladybeadress!


 The Peyote and Netting Stitch were used to create these bracelets. Incorporating Netting between rows of the Peyote sections add texture, interest and depth to the design. Swaroski  4mm crystals are added between peyote sections to complete the design. Notice the Bronze and Olive Green pattern. It shows a slight difference in the designs. So may ways to create this beauty, just use your imagination. Kathy King is the designer of this pattern and it can be found in Beadwork Magazine, August/Sept. 2006. Ladybeadress!


Designed using size 11/0 triangle beads and size 11/0 silver lined medium purple seed beads. The three sections are beaded  individually and determines the width of your creation. Purple Velvet 4mm Swaroski Crystals are used to weave each section together with 15/0 light lavander  seed beads. A snap closer and 6mm crystals finishes this bracelet. Designer Ladybeadress!


This flexible bracelet adds grace and glamour to any ensemble. The bracelet has a flat bottom surface, preventing this beauty from turning over on your wrist. A core is made using 8/0 seed beads and flexible beading wire to help stabilize the core. The crystals are suspended between a zigzagging line of 4mm black crystals and size 11/0 gold seed beads creating an elegant embellishment.  The Designer of this pattern is Brenda Mac Lellan . The pattern can be found in Bead and Button Magazine 2007. Ladybeadress!


This Russian Spiral Bracelet does not have a core bead in it's design. It's created using 8/0 Hex Beads in two colors and 11/0 seed beads in a color of your choice, brings this Russian Spiral together. I used metallic hex green and metallic dark blue beads, with sliver blue 11/0 seed beads to create mine. Regardless of your choice of beads, this bracelet has plenty of spunk. The pattern came from a beading group I belong too. More then one designer for this pattern and any popular beading magazine would have a pattern.Ladybeadress!


   The Spiral Rope Bracelet is characterized by flashy loops swirling around a hidden core. Using size 8/0 seed beads for the core and size 11/0 seed beads in  two colors creates this spiral. The different styles that can be achieved are endless. Your look can be chunky or dainty. In my opinion there is more then one designer for the spiral. Two name just one would be unfair. Beadwork magazine and Bead and Button magazine are two popular beading books. Patterns can be found in one of their many issues. Ladybeadress!