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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Can I Now Call Myself a Seed Beader? - Of course, I'm Kidding....

Even though I have been busy working on a big jewelry project, I have been distracted a time or two along the way and have actually made something of interest to me.  Not that the big jewelry project isn't interesting - it is, but I just needed a distraction a time or two.

I have long admired the seed beaders out there - and I have been collecting seed beads for quite some time -- I guess I thought that if you had to have a huge inventory of seed beads, then you would automatically know what to do with them.

I have been playing around with two things - first some beaded beads that I want to somehow incorporate in my Bead Soup project and some simple bracelets.

 I made the first one in the earthy rustic ancient looking seed beads of which I have many, many because I love them so much and can't say no to them.  Then because I also love, love the southwest color palette and horses, I made the second one.

I have been wearing the earthy one now for about two weeks solid and I can't believe it is still holding together.  I tried very hard to be cognizant of how I finished and began my threads so hopefully I got it right.

I like them and they are very, very easy to wear.  I will probably be offering them in my etsy store soon.

I am finally putting my Bead Trends Sept. 2013 feature designs into a box for shipping out.  I am now very excited to begin working with the Bead Soup I received from Jelveh Johnson.  Even though I am in the second reveal group, time continues to tick by and it is getting closer.  I can't wait.


13 comments:

Shirley Moore said...

You can absolutely call yourself a seed beader! And you know there's no going back when everything you look at, you start trying to recreate it in your mind with seed beads....:)
Those are lovely bracelets too. I adore that earthy palette as well. Is that a spiral rope?

AntiquityTravelers said...

Nicely done! love your bracelets, and love the horse - looks like a Swedish Dala horse

kathy stemke said...

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Kepi said...

Love the bracelets, great job fellow seed beaded!

Sharyl said...

Those seed beaders do have a special talent! But so do you! And I say just stringing those tiny little beads and getting them to stay and not scatter is a form of that rare talent...so you qualify! :-) I don't attempt anything smaller than a 6/0 and that's often done by feel, so more power to you. The bracelets I can see though, and they look great! Once again, way to go!

Sharyl said...

P.S. I notice from an earlier post that you obviously believed that the former blizzard we had would be our LAST. Hm, well, not so. This one has been nearly as much fun as the last 2! I'm anxious to see what snow creatures you'll post this week!

BackstoryBeads said...

Great texture in the colors and finishes you chose for your first beadweaving projects. A needle, some thread, a handful of tiny beads = a wrist full of awesome. Love your first designs...hope to see lots more!

potterygirl1 said...

Wow great job! I tried stringing a few seed beads as hair on a raku mask I did a few years back it took me hours and then I held up the mask and half the seed beeds went all over the floor lol! ( I can laugh now but not then)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean! Love your seed bead bracelets and glad you posted; I have missed you!
vickie

Sharon Driscoll said...

Seed beads are totally addictive - once yoiu start it's like eating potato chips!

Marti C. said...

Great job as always!

supere67 said...

Great job Jean! They are both very pretty, but I LOVE the earth toned one, especially with the brass toggle. That little horse charm is really cute and goes great with that cheery southwest palette.

13 said...

Love the colour palettes in these bracelets and congratulations on having the patience to try seeding. I'm far too clumsy to ever attempt this! Good luck for BeadSoup, the reveal date does sneek up! I'm in the 2nd group too.