Sunday, 22 July 2012

African stripes - part #4

And now we've crossed the equator. Part #4 is ready. 2 more parts to go.

I keep forgetting to give you the link to Judith's blog. Here it is :)

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Choosing colours for "love letter"

African Stripes project has two ropes in it. The one we've started is called "mudcloth". Second rope is called "love letter" and it requires 4 additional contrast colours.

Here are my colours and sample bracelets

Monday, 16 July 2012

African stripes - part #3

Here we go, part #3 is ready. We've reached the equator in this project. Next week in part #4 we are promised to have larger beads again. I love making these ropes!!!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Bead rope video

I was asked to video how I crochet the bead rope. It turned out to be a very quick way of bead crochet. Well, I've never known any other way. This is not a tutorial. Also, this is my first ever attempt to video myself doing something, so please, be kind :) Any questions are welcomed.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Necklace "Rondo a la Byzantine"

I've made this necklace because I wanted to make something bigger than bracelet or earrings.

This model is from Rebeca Mojica's book "Chained" which is full of inspirations

All rings I made myself

Materials used:
  • silver plated wire
  • silver plated findings

Sunday, 8 July 2012

African stripes - part #2

Finally, second part has been e-mailed out to the participants. Yesterday afternoon I've completed part #2 on two necklaces and this morning 3-d is complete.

... and now I am waiting for the next Saturday or Sunday :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Stripe on a loom

While I am anxiously awaiting for the second part of African stripes I've asked my daughter to give me her beading loom to play for a bit. I am weaving a long thing stripe. The purple beads are almost finished. I am going to weave it until I run out of purple beads. I hope the stripe will turn out long enough.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

African stripes - part 1

Here we go! First part is ready. I was so eager to start this project that I strung and crocheted 3 different colour variations. I use Japanese seed beads Matsuno #8 and #6. Larger beads give necklace very interesting triangular shape.