Beadblogger Sunday, Fusion Beads Challenge Day 25, and a Blythe doll photo by jean yates
Day 25 - Learn a New Bead Weaving Stitch
"If you've never done bead weaving before, try a beginner stitch today, such as Peyote Stitch or Right Angle Weave! If you're an advanced bead weaver, challenge yourself with a tough new stitch. If you need ideas of what to learn, you'll find plenty of bead weaving techniques on our Beading Techniques page!"
I want you to know that I did this, only I didn't do this right now. I did this in 2007 and I learned this technique from Fusion Beads and had a passionate 3 month love affair with it. If I even could attempt to relearn this technique now, I have lost all my equipment. But I went back into my photo archives of this blog and found you a couple of photos of what I made, the ONLY time I ever tried bead weaving, except one other time when I attempted Kate McKinnon's Shag Carpet of Pearls. I think I am quite possibly the worst person with seed beads walking the earth. However, here are my photos I looked up for you for this day 25 of Fusion beads great Challenge--it was a challenge just to find them!
a Spiral, technique learned from Fusion Beads. All my seed bead weaving attempts are all spirals. Trinky is my fav., because the colors are the colors of the Howard
Johnson's restaurants, where we used to stop and buy ice cream on long long trips.
here is a spiral that didn't make it
and here is a carload of spirals I made due entirely to Fusion Beads! What a love affair I had with spiral bracelets! I had a ball ! Thanks, Fusion Beads!
I had fun! Why else do something? I don't know why! Fun is the best reason I can think of!
OK on to my Sunday Blythe photo:
This is Hope Serendipity--she is one of the Serendipity Sisters customized by Cindy Sowers. I sent Cindy two stock dolls I have owned for ages. She made the new hair --a mohair reroot, all new chips for the eyes, and the fabulous outfit plus another one , for Hope, and her sister Faith, and then she sent me Hope back! It was a great deal! They were two dolls I no longer played with and Hope is an exceptional custom. As is her sister Faith, residing with Cindy! Faith has blonde mohair but I adore this color as it is my color when I was a kid. I would have been a groupie, too, if Mom had let me! But Mom didn't.
Now on to BeadBlogger Sunday!
Cyndi has gotten inspired by Spring Fever! Has that ever happened to you? Do you have some work you'd like to share?
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie creates a new necklace kit design, buzzing with flying creatures and blooming with leaves and trees to celebrate spring.
Snap Out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean has to solve a very big bead problem and gets some help from an extremely inspirational (ahem) source!
A Bead A Day
Oh, for the love of buttons!! If you love buttons stop by A Bead A Day to spread the love and obsess a little!
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy pulls out a previous interview of a jewelry designer who makes jewelry for celebrities.
Art Bead Scene
Gaea finds beady inspiration in the sights of her hometown of Ojai