Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pride Bracelet


Pride Bracelet
Originally uploaded by satyridae
Here's my latest piece! It's made with 11/0 seed beads & FireLine. I think the loop is going to have to be modified, but aside from that I really like it.

I have been working with Delicas for a while now. Long enough that it was fun to work with the more irregular seed beads. I like that the odd sizes introduce a little bit of waviness to the edges of the bracelet. I do want to work it up with Delicas to compare and contrast, though.

Waiting Is

Waiting for the mail, which should have the new beads I need.
Now are they here? Now?

*drums fingers impatiently on desk*

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beaded Seaglass


Beaded Seaglass
Originally uploaded by satyridae
Delicas, Swarovski crystal bicones and a sweet little chunk of seaglass combine to make... what? A little beaded thing, that's what.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fail

It's finished:

but it doesn't work when it's on:



I still dig the concept, but need to rework it smaller. Maybe change the orientation of the diagram and work in several.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Feynman Diagram Bracelet


Feynman Diagram Bracelet
Originally uploaded by satyridae
It's still not finished, but the diagram part is done. It was a whole day project to get it right! I think I like it, but it's a little too soon to tell.

Midnight Oil

My eyes are crossing and my shoulder aches from spending hours and hours working on a fabulous new bracelet today. I should be able to finish it and post photos tomorrow. I got the idea this morning that a Feynman diagram would make a cool bracelet. And then I built a pattern. And rebuilt it. Several times. Finally started beading it and of course rebuilt the pattern and ripped out and re-beaded and ripped out...

But it's working now! I've got about 2/3 of a peyote cuff bracelet finished. I'm in a hurry to get to sleep so I can get up and finish it. I love when I feel like this. It's so energizing and fun.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Etsy Beadweavers May Challenge


MayChallenge
Originally uploaded by PinkPoochDesigns
It's that time again! It's the Etsy Beadweavers May challenge. This month's theme was The Food Chain. I have no entry this time because I decided to take a month off from the challenges. There are 13 great entries from which to choose- please take a look at our blog and vote for your favorite!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Orchid With Bail


Orchid With Bail
Originally uploaded by satyridae
Done!

Twisty Necklace & Focal


Twisty Necklace & Focal
Originally uploaded by satyridae
This little choker started out as a glasses holder. But the cord I started with was too short for me, so I cut the ends off and covered the cord with spiral peyote stitch. Then I remembered this orchid bead my DH has been carrying around since his Air Force buddy's dad made a bunch of them. The colors were perfect, but getting the oddly faceted rectangular shape into a bezel was a challenge. I ended up doing four strips and then attaching them at the bottom of the bead and again at the top. I think it worked.

Next, a bail so the focal can hang from the necklace. I think I'll make it removable. Choice is good.