Tuesday, 1 May 2018

My challenging project-post 1

Last week, I started working on a beaded sleeve for a vase that I have.  I found a great bracelet pattern on Etsy by Vixen's Craft  that I copied and transformed into a tubular peyote pattern.  Yes, I purchased the original pattern first and also let the designer know what I intended to do with it.  I also promised not to sell my version of the design.  I take promises seriously.

I used this pattern.

 click here for the pattern

and I am covering this vase.

It is about 11 inches tall so that is a lot of beading.

The pattern will look like this:

Stay tuned for updates.

My progress so far:


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Friday Freebie- Lynette Odd Count Peyote Bracelet Pattern

I'm late this week and I have the best excuse ever.  I was helping my Mom move into her new home.  :)

As always click on the image to get your free pattern.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

#NeverAgain

I try to keep my political views to myself but this time I won't.  I'm just going to flat-out say that I fully support the couragous students speaking truth to power. 

  Scroll down to find this week's Friday Freebie.





As always, click on the image to start your pattern download.


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Friday Freebie- Janice in Black

I'm so sorry that it has taken me this long to get back to my Friday Freebies.  We had the flu go through our house after the holiday's.  Ugh.

I am currently stitching this pattern so I thought I would share it.  As always, click on the image to get the download.




Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Staycations and other great things

Ahh, I needed that.  I needed that break and I used the time to rummage through boxes of jewelry supplies that I had stored away.  It helped me to make a list of priorities for this year.

Here's what I have been up to: 

Bangles!  I purchased 10, unfinished wood bangle blanks before Christmas.  My plan was to create patterns for them.  That is much harder than one would assume!  Creating a balanced and seamless pattern is hard work.  Realizing that the wood bracelet blanks are not completely uniform throws a new wrench into the mix. 








The easiest pattern was the tri coloured "scattered" pattern because you can add a few rows at the end to make it fit properly.  I don't think I will ever do a loomed band again because once it's off the loom, adding a row or two for a proper fit is a nightmare.  I love the african mud cloth one but by far, the best pattern for this project so far is the "scattered" one. 

Friday, 29 December 2017

Friday Freebie-2018

Happy New Year! 

As always, click on the image to get your free download.  I hope you enjoy the pattern.  Brick stitch is quickly becoming one of my favourites.

~K~


My challenging project-post 1

Last week, I started working on a beaded sleeve for a vase that I have.  I found a great bracelet pattern on Etsy by Vixen's Craft   tha...