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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: beaded scrappy patchwork bracelet on: August 03, 2012 10:31:57 AM
Love it!!  Great monochromatic color palette, terrific texture, stunning job!  Thanks for sharing!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Jewel-toned Freeform Necklace on: June 03, 2012 05:38:02 PM
Thank you for your comments.  This is freeform beading, mostly peyote, ladder stitch and perhaps a few other stitches thrown in for good measure.  The strap is cellini or circular peyote. 

I work it in my hand using fireline and a beading needle.  I gathered some of my bead stash and made some "bead soups" of like minded colored beads.  Here is a visual:

Here is a another visual of a freeform bracelet:

If you are curious about how to do your own freeform beading, here is a free tutorial link:  http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/freeform-beading-tutorial/
  Have fun!   Carla
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: beaded scrappy patchwork bracelet on: June 02, 2012 06:18:44 PM
Love it!  Great job on a cohesive, stunning piece!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Jewel-toned Freeform Necklace on: June 02, 2012 06:16:41 PM
Hello, I love doing freeform beading, and this latest one was custom made for someone.

I am currently making a bracelet to match.   

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Pendant on: November 25, 2011 02:06:50 PM
Here is a freeform pendant I made for myself to wear this winter.  I still have to create the neck strap, but thought I would show you the focal point pendant:

By the way, the technique is "freeform," meaning you are not following any pattern.  I like to just start somewhere, then keep adding until it feel right- or feels done.  I also create freeform using yarn, here is an example of a scarf chosen as a Featured Project. (Just scroll down until you see a salmon/green scarf)
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Freeform Beaded Necklace on: November 25, 2011 01:50:37 PM
No Pattern... it just evolves as I make it.  I usually consider texture and color when I create a piece.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Freeform Beaded Necklace on: November 11, 2011 09:44:59 AM
Hello, I thought I would share my freeform beaded necklace.  My inspiration was a challenge to make a wedding jewelry piece.  I love to work freeform style, and concentrate on creating texture and interest within the piece.  Any other freeform beaders here?

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bedside Pocket Organizer on: December 29, 2010 02:47:02 PM
Today, I had an extra hour, so I made myself a bedside pocket organizer for the side of my bed.  I used fabric on hand, some nice thick flannel.  Here is a picture:

I did write a tutorial for this, I placed it on my blog for those interested.  It is very easy to make- even for beginners.  Here is a picture of the organizer before I placed it between my mattress and boxsprings:

I love making functional items!  Happy New Year, Carla
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Wavy Peyote Bracelet on: December 26, 2010 07:36:40 PM
Here is another easy bracelet to share- this only requires the peyote stitch using a variety of sized beads to create the wavy shape.  I decided to make my bracelet monochromatic with an antique button closure:
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Self portrait, squiggly mini art quilt. on: March 10, 2010 07:49:19 AM
I love it!!  Well done!
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