Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year


Wishing all my friends and visitors a Happy New Year!

May 2012 bring you good health and prosperity!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Finished!



















I have finished my long list of to-do for Xmas gifts. This is the last pendant from the row and as it's really beautiful I want one for myself too. The white one will go into a long lariat and several beaded elements will complete it. It's still in work progress and myself is excited if the picture in my head gets real. It's hard to take a good shot of white with electric light, sorry for the blurry pic.


































At last 3 pairs of earrings what are a wish from a very special person. Ok, her wish was only for the pink ones, but as she is such a lovely person and so special to me I made her 3.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The needle is hot....

as it's short for Xmas and there's much to do. Here are two more pendants made after a tutorial from trytobead in new colors. It's good that the receiver won't look at my blog so I can post it. The pendants are quick to weave and so a few more will follow. A little more time I need for the "Lady Godiva" collier which was designed by an russian Artist Olga.























































Wish you all a wonderful week!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Hohohooo....

it's St. Niklas Day and this one is for my friend Erika. It's in the colors she love and am sure she'll love it.


Wish you all happy surprises on this special day!

More from the Xmas workshop

This pendant from trytobead is pretty nice to bead and I think nice as little Xmas gifts for some Ladies.
Red and blue are not so much my colors but that's not important for gifts. I'm sure there will follow a few more which are then more in "my" colors.
Wish you all a wonderful christmassy week!


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Christmas is coming

A few weeks ago I've beaded a necklace for an very good friend in Singapore and my hometown friend fell in love with this necklace too. So for Christmas I thought it is a good idea to make another one with a few changes. She like pink and the fuchsia facetted beads have exactly that pink she love. After I have finished this necklace one day she told me that she only have colored necklaces and she miss a black one. Ok, what are good friends for, haha. I found a nice tutorial at Pencio and pick up black pearls and tada a black collar is ready. Today we got rain, rain and more rain and the complete day it is dark outside like on evening so it was hard to get good shots from my work. These photos are the best I could get to give you an imagination from what I'm speaking.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Journey

I named this freestyle embroidered cuff journey as the beads takes many directions. It's what I feel after taking many directions.... ways I come to the place where I want to be.
A big thank you to all my friends who maked me settled and welcomed.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

You are the best



said my Sweetheart yesterday and surprised me with alot of roses. There was no Birthday or other special day only for to say he's thinking of me. Is that sweet? Who needs more.
With the colorful pictures I wish you all a cozy weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Red Sun


The days are getting shorter, mostly cold and often rainy. How can I cheer me up better as with this beautiful carnelian necklace. So sparkling carnelian beads, a wonderful warm red to orange. These beauties don't need much work as they shine by itself.

Thank you Patricia for the beautiful beads!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3-4-5-6-Earhanger


Last night I've tried the new free tutorial from trytobead. The smallest version finished up quickly and tada here is the result...

The 4-5-6-version will follow ;-)

A thank you to trytobead.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Something more....














I had so much fun last night running through my beadboxes and arranging beads by form and color. For short my table looks chaotic but this is the result after the chaos.
Sometimes there's no need for an spectacular design, a small neckpiece in an matching color for your dress is beautiful too.
Again a few of my claybeads find a nice frame and I'm happy for my busy hands.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Memories

Last night I got bored and what better to do is then running through bead-boxes, haha. I found these nice black green-speckled nuggets and shortly some nice matching clay beads I've done so far.
So the evening turned nice and hands busy and at least I have a nice set what will adorn a fall or winter suit.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Doing the happy dance.....

I'm a big lover of old furnitures and several years ago I got this lovely buffet from my mother-in-law. Look the collage with before and after photos. The buffet is nearly 100 years old as we could see on a sticker at its backside.
These furnitures have a soul and I'm sure they could tell us many stories.

Anyway after our move I still have a free wall and this weekend my hubby found the sister buffet from my white one. It has the same sticker on the backside and we could see, it's the same company who fabricated both buffets. I'm totally excited that the old owner do not need it for longer and I could get it for an nice price. Yeaah!
Next spring I can start to sand the surface and then it will get white color too. Just had to share my happiness.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bangles


The first bangles takes some attention at my friends and family and so I thought I'll weave some more to surprise them.
One for the Honey-Bee, one for the African-Queen and one for the Silver-Lady. No names so it stays for the surprise, hehe.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Blues for September


I couldn't resist and must try the tutorial from Peetje too. It's nice to work and one can play with color, something I love much.

I love these bracelets as they are very comfortably around my wrist, so you can wear them all day and not only for a special occasion.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Surprise


After a very loooong Odyssey I received loads of goodies from my friend Patricia. She sent it out after I returned from my vacancy as birthday gift. Normally I will receive from overseas in between 3 weeks but not as such long time. Anyway I'm happy it's not got lost on the way and very, very thankful that I have so wonderful friends who think about me for my birthday.
Thank you Pat for so much beautiful beads and findings to keep my creativity going. I love it all!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ringeding

From the Best of B&B Vol. 6 from Nancy Owens is this beautiful ring. As she promised very quick and easy to stitch. The ring-band is very comfortably to wear.

Have a nice and sunny weekend outa there!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Original Version Jewels

Today I got nice daylight to take a shot of the finished original version of trytobeads Jewels. It's hard for my camera to get all colors right. If you want the original imagination of colors pls. go to the website from trytobead. You can believe that the mix of matte and shiny is great in nature. Very elegant.
I enjoyed stitching this nice pendant very much and have more color combinations in progress.
On the second photo you can see the difference between the origin and my cut-down version. I like them both.

Have a nice week!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Jewels


This is the smaller version from trytobead. Can't wait till I get the regular sized beads for this beautiful pendant and so I used what I have in my boxes.
The original sized pendant is ready too, waits to get photographed ;-))
Looks great on a short chain or cord and is definately an eye-catcher.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Maritim Teatime


Some weeks ago I had a talk to a friend of mine and she asked me if I have an idea on how to assamble beads and brickstitch. I'm not sure if she meant it like I did it with this short necklace, but this is what I understand.
I used czech seeds in pearl-white and midnight blue glaspearls. It looks very maritime and I can imagine to sit on a nice motor-boat and having a nice cup of tea, haha.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Oh, how nice...


the MIL of my daughter said after she saw my spiraling necklace. She liked the technique and the blue color. As I won't give mine away I sat down and made another one, with a few changes at beads. Matt grey, black-bluemetallic and for the facetted beads I use saphier-blue.
She don't know that she will get it next week and I'm looking forward what she's saying about this surprise. Hope she like this variation too.

Have a great weekend !

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bracelet-cuff


After several larger projects I had to do a bracelet. The tutorial for this nice one I found HERE

It's nice and quick made and if you're familar with beadstitching you can get it in one evening. There are more color schemes in my mind... will see ;-))

Have a great week ahead!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm back

from a nice and relaxing holiday. Even the weather wasn't so good, we've had more rain then sun, we enjoyed the time.

As a result here's another Eliza collier in different blues and bronze. Instead of picots for the edges I used drops for the embellishment.

Have a great weekend.... hopefully with a little bit more sun :-))

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Capri-Gold Collar

Over the years my to-do-list was and still is growing and this netted collar is an old tutorial from Varvara a great russian beader. Keeping it classy I used capri-gold facetted glas-beads and dyed-rose with copper rocailles. It goes smooth around the neck and for its around 300 beads the weight is nice and gives the collar a good solid feeling. The appearance is classy & elegant so its perfect for an evening dress.

For the next time I will have a break as we are preparing for our annual vacancy.

Have a great time ahead, see ya soon!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Great fun....


at two sides, me and the new owner of my handmade collar and bracelet.
I'm really happy that I was able to fullfill her expectations and she enjoyed her new accessoires.

That's the best reward we can get for our work!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Something old....

A dear friend of mine asked me to weave her a short collar in turquoise and little bit bronze. She searched my albums and stopped at a netted collar I had woven in the early 2000. No embellishment was required, it should appear simple and plain. Hope I get it this way she asked for.

Have a nice and sunny rest-weekend!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Anahata Version

Another pendant from Beaded Treasures. I've taken an inside- and outside photo to show the colors and sparkling on its best.
It's a nice solid pendant about 4 cm in diameter and for the many facetted beads it has its weight.

For the next days I have to stop working with this nice book as I got a custom order for an necklace.
Photos will follow.

Wish you all a nice and sunny week!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Maroc Memories- Pendant


With "Beaded Treasures" Anja Schlotmann has created a nice Book with many interesting objects. Do you know that? New projects and you'll never have the right beads?
Normally I start a new project by picking up my beads and color palette but this time I decided to start with beads I have and then pick up the colors step by step whilest working.
I'm sorry that the camera didn't get the different color hues so exactly, this is the best result I could get.

Now it's time to order new beads.... I'll never have enough ;-))

Have a nice and sunny weekend ahead!