Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Black Cat Charm for Halloween

I've been anxious to start on the patterns from Barbara Elbe's Beaded Image II book and I'm pleased to say that I just completed my first project using one of her designs.  The pattern is the Persian Cat that I modified by using black and gray seed beads to celebrate Halloween.  Here is my Black Cat charm.

Black Cat Cell Phone Charm

Materials Used:
*Toho size 11 seed beads in jet black, opaque gray, opaque frosted oxblood, silver-lined grayand silver-lined light topaz.
*Fireline 6 lb, smoke
*Cell phone strap
*Aluminum bell

Weaving Technique:  Brick Stitch

Pattern by Barbara Elbe
On sale at Handmade + Cute

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beadwoven Owl Cell Phone Charm

I got side-tracked.  Instead of completing the other side of my fan earring, I worked on a owl charm.  I do that quite often...getting distracted and wanting to start a new design.

Here's my owl:

Beadwoven Owl Cell Phone Charm

Materials Used:
*Toho size 11 seed beads in jet black, opaque terra cotta, opaque oxblood, opaque light beige, opaque lustered pumpkin, opaque green apple, silver-lined green grass.
*Fireline 6 lb, smoke
*Cell phone strap
*Aluminum bell
Weaving Technique:  Brick Stitch

A design by Handmade + Cute.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Beaded Fan Earrings in Autumn Colors



Here is one side of a fan shaped earring that I am making for myself.  I hope to finish the other side soon but right now I'm putting it aside to work on yet another request for the Arkansas Razorback Charm.  “Woo Pig Sooie!"

Materials Used:
*Toho size 11 seed beads in fall colors.
*Toho size 8 seed beads in fall colors.
*Beading wire.
*Fireline 6 lb, smoke
*Surgical steel earwires.
*Jump ring

A design by Carol Huber Cypher

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Tree Earrings

Having my red and green silver-lined beads out, I decided to make more Christmas earrings. 



Christmas Tree Seed Bead Earrings

Christmas Tree Seed Bead Earrings using brick stitch technique.

Beads Used:
* Toho size 11 round seed beads in silver-lined red, green, light frosted topaz. pink, and blue
* Toho size 11 seed beads in silver-lined smoky topaz for the trunk and Toho size 8 opaque sunshine for the tree topper.

Other Material:
* Surgical steel silver ear hooks.
* Jump rings.
* Clear Size B FireLine thread.

Measurement:
* 2.75 cm. in length
* 2.25 cm. at its widest point.
* Dangles appproximately 4.5 cm. from ear hook.

Design by Handmade + Cute

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christmas Ornament Earrings

In my mommy life, I am just starting to think Halloween. In my crafty life, I am already creating for Christmas. Yikes! 


Beaded Christmas Ornament Earrings
Christmas Ornament Beaded Earrings - seed beads woven around a clear acrylic bead core.

Beads Used:
* Toho size 11 round seed beads in silver-lined red, silver-lined green, silver-lined light frosted topaz.
* Toho size 8 seed beads in silver-lined light topaz.
* Clear acrylic round bead for center.

Other Material:
* Surgical steel silver ear hooks.
* Jump rings.
* Clear Size B FireLine thread.

Design inspired by Netted Beadwork, Diane Fitzgerald.

Handmade + Cute!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Arkansas Razorback Charm- SOLD!

SOLD

Sale on Arkansas Razorback Beadwoven Charm
Sale Price:  $2.20
Original Price: $2.95
You Save: 25%
U.S. Shipping: $1.75
 
Arkansas Razorback Charm

  • Beadwoven design by Handmade + Cute using size 11 Toho seed beads and Fireline bead thread.
  • Measurement
    • 4.25 cm. at widest point.
    • 4 cm. in height (without hardware)
    • Dangles 6.25 cm. on spring plated spring clasp
You will receive 1 Arkansas Razorback Charm with your order.  Shipping to U.S. only via USPS first class mail.  Come visit my shop at Handmade + Cute, Etsy, for more charms and accessories


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Why is this being discounted? 
I beaded this with great care but I wanted the eyebrows to look like this.  Do you see the downward slope? 

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