Sunday, January 15, 2012


A Ndebele Stitch Cuff made using triangle beads This is made with shiny triangle's. I've also used matte and shiny to give the piece texture and interest. The Colorblock Cuff has been a favorite of mine and every time I make it, it is a hit. The cuff can be made using as many as twenty-four colored sections or less colors as shown in this cuff. The Designers name is Perie Brown. I came across this pattern on the website, The pattern can be purchased from them. This is another favorite piece. I made several for family and friends and in many different colors. All were very pretty. Ladybeadress!


WOW! This is a beauty. The necklace is soft and textural looking. You will hardly know your wearing this beautiful piece, it's so soft. The core of the necklace is made using the Raw Stitch, also known as Right Angle Weave, and #8 seed beads.. Number 11 seed beads are used in lenght of twenty seed beads and slipping your needle in the lower #1 core bead and, exiting out of that bead and entering the fourth core bead, going left to right  through too the #2 bead in the core and exiting out of #2 and looping the strands to pick up #5 left to right entering #3 bead. This is done the full length of the necklace on both sides. I've explained a little about the necklace because I do not know the designers name or where this pattern can be found. Right Angle Weave Stitch takes practise and I would suggest you use size 8 seed bead before trying size 11 or smaller. Ladybeadress!   


,Designers name for this pattern is Jenna Colyar-Cooper.Using her design I recreated this bracelet which I'll call Basket Weave because of the weaving technique used to make the bracelet. The colors I chose are, Silver Lined Dark Turquoise Green, Antique Gold, Silver Lined Spruce Green, Silver Lined Plum and Light Turquoise.  The bracelet is made using the Even Count Flat Peyote and size #11 Seed Beads. Using one color to make each strip, they are then woven together. The Peyote Stitch is easy to learn. The pattern is not for beginners. I wear this bracelet often and receive many compliments when I do. You can find the pattern in Step by Step Bead Magazine, May/June of 2009. Ladybeadress!