Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is the bracelet I made on my last trip. I thought I had measured it perfectly and it turn out too large. I really love it. I followed the video instructions at "Aunties Beads" for the African Helix stitch. My first online beading lesson. On our next trip i will make lariats in some of the standard stitches. Since the trip i have become obsessed with beads and colors. I have devoured Margie Deebes books on color and searched the web. I finally decided you have to sit with samples and audition.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
When we were in California I bought some cabochons that were just ordinary Mexican agate and they captured my muse. They appear to have organisms trapped inside. so I have spent hours trying to fix them reading Jamie Cloud Eakin over and over. Then I bought Margie Deeb's Color books. My problem is there are no good bead shops close buy to put her color advice into practise.
So I have to find a way hang them and move on.
On the trip i made a bracelet so i could learn a stitch called African helix because Auntie's Beads AuntiesBeads.com shows how to make on video.