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I have to start this post with a pair of earrings that I forgot to mention last week. These earrings are designed by Penny Dixon and she calls them “Yafa Petal Earrings”. They were featured on the cover of Beadwork Magazine August-September 2013. I love how they look in the magazine but mine just didn’t turn out that great. And even if you could get past the look of this whole mess they are far too heavy. So I have deconstructed them and put the beads away for some future project.
This is another project from Beadwork Magazine. This “Flowerpots bracelet” is featured on the cover of the February-March 2015 issue and is designed by Cindy Holsclaw. I fell in love with it right away. It is so darn cute!
Via Pinterest I found a free tutorial for an alternating Cellini Spiral. You can download it here. The instructions are very clear and I liked her colors so much I got the exact same to make my bracelet.
Just in time for christmas, Gwen Fisher put up a new tutorial in her shop. This one is called Snail Shells & Twisty Bits. You can buy it here. This is a variation of the Cellini Spiral. I liked the colors in her sample so I used similar colors to make mine. It still needs some sort of rope or chain though. It was not particularly easy to make and I think it helped me that I already knew how to make the Slugs in Love pendant.
The other day I posted this picture on Instagram. I’ve decided it’s time to learn how to do micro macrame. This is my first ever try and although it is far from perfect I think they turned out pretty nice.
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