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I made another macrame owl a while back but forgot to take any pictures of it.
I don’t know what to do with these guys, I don’t want to wear them as pendants. For now they are just hanging on my noticeboard, being pretty.

The tutorial is by Happyland87.

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The third and final turtle, the large turtle, is complete.

I lost track of how many needles I broke making this turtle but I only broke 2 beads!

Pattern by Julia S. Pretl. You can buy it from her shop here.

 

I made 3 pair of beaded bead earrings. The first pair (teal) will have their hooks replaced when new copper hooks arrive from the states.

 

This is the Bubblelicious bead. I bought this pattern here a long time ago.

 

I posted this picture on Instagram of my first bead crochet ball.

 

 

I got an earring card punch so that I can use my business cards as earring cards. Pretty neat!

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The Beaded Week 65

I’m back!

Besides being a beader I am also a gamer, and the game I play recently had a major content upgrade so there has been little time for beading but I have done a few things which I will show you now.

First, the bead crochet necklace I mentioned in the 2 previous posts.
To the left is the failed attempt and to the right is the correctly crocheted necklace. The pattern is from Brigitte Iländer. You can get it for free here.

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Next, I made this “Spring Beauty” necklace, also by Brigitte Iländer. The pattern is from her book, Beauties.

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This is “Bunch of Bangles”. Pattern by Sabine Lippert. You can buy the pattern here.
I liked working on these but I had to remake the first 2 just because I wasn’t paying attention to the instructions. Not a big deal, just a waste of thread, that Sonoko thread is kind of pricey.

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And lastly, you’ve probably already seen this picture on Instagram, I made a Medium Turtle to go with the Tiny Turtle I made a while ago. Pattern by Julia S. Pretl. You can buy the patterns here.
I’m working on the Large Turtle right now.

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Thanks for reading! See you soon, hopefully 😉

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A very simple necklace that can be wrapped around the neck 1 or 2 times.

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Bracelet with fire-polished beads in pastels.

 

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Two pairs of beaded bead earrings.

 

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And a necklace which will be the topic of my next post, modelled by Mitzi .

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These earrings are another free pattern from Linda’s Crafty Inspirations. If you don’t already follow her blog I suggest that you do, she blogs a lot and offers plenty of inspiration.
The pattern can be found here. It’s easy to follow and the earrings are fairly easy to make, although I don’t know what kind of witchcraft she’d use to get through the same 15° so many times. I could only go through a few times and after that I just had to turn around instead. You’ll know what I mean if you try the pattern. Turning around is not a problem though, the thread wont show up, at least mine didn’t.
I think they turned out great. They are very pretty earrings, the pictures I took does not do them justice.

And here’s another Lovely Lace Bracelet from the same lady. I’ve blogged about this pattern here. I made this one with Miyuki dark bronze seed beads and I think it turned out better than the bronze one I made before. You can get the free pattern here.

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thebeadedweek2015_05dI got some new cord from this shop and made another macrame ring. This one turned out a little bit bigger than the pink one I made with another type of cord. This blue one is a waxed polyester cord. I loved working with it, it is so much easier to get nice knots with a waxed cord. I also used bigger beads, 8° Toho in bronze and dark bronze, because I could not fit the 11°s on this cord even though it is supposed to be the same size. Ah well, I like the ring anyways. 🙂

thebeadedweek2015_05cI bought this tutorial from SmadarsTreasure on Etsy. The design is so pretty but for some reason it did not turn out that way for me. I guess it is a tension problem as usual and I think I’ll just undo this one and maybe start over with a different color.

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I wasn’t actually planning on posting a beaded week because there’s not been much going on. The pre-patch for Warlords of Draenor is out and I’m enjoying playing World of Warcraft too much at the moment to do any beading.

I just wanted to post a picture on Instagram but the app, both on my iPad and on my phone, crash every time I try to post. Very frustrating. So I decided to post it here instead. I’m happy with the necklace. It is yet another Pinterest inspired project.

I have also made a pair of earrings from the Beadwork magazine August-September 2013 issue, the Yafa Petal earrings. But I don’t have any hooks for them so I haven’t bothered taking any pictures of them yet.

That’s all for now. ♥

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It’s been a month, again. And it’s not because I’ve been so busy, no, I’m just lazy. Although I was very busy the week before the wedding we attended on the 12th. In the previous post I mentioned that I had to make some jewelry to wear to the wedding. And I did make a few new pieces but I ended up wearing something I made long ago. This necklace with matching bracelet.

Bead Crochet Necklace & Bracelet
Bead Crochet Necklace & Bracelet

For the party in the evening I changed to a simple gold chain necklace and this new memory wire bracelet I made after being inspired by a picture on Pinterest. It is a really cool way to use up some of those orphan beads that you might have lying around.DSCN1831 (22)
Another Pinterest inspired project, this necklace is made with linked wire-wrapped beads. It took forever to make and after wire wrapping 151 beads my fingers were sore. I made my necklace with three lengths of wrapped bead chain and attached each side of the three chains to a matte gold magnetic clasp. I love how it turned out and this was another great way to use up some of those orphan beads.DSCN1893(1)
This Slugs in Love pendant I had already made a while back but I hadn’t gotten around to actually string it on something. So I took a piece of faux suede cord and attached a cute owl clasp. DSCN1854
These earrings are also inspired by a picture I found on Pinterest. Nothing much to say about these, simply seed beads strung in a pattern and attached to a eye-pin and a bead cap.DSCN1831 (23)
These double spiral weave earrings are a part of my chain maille challenge, which is coming along very slowly. I will make a post about this weave next. DSCN1831 (24)
So all this was before the wedding, which was lovely by the way. ♥
Since then I have made a few things;
This bracelet, another Pinterest find, was made by braiding 5 strands of faux suede cord. I gave this to my mom.DSCN1853(1)
Again, Pinterest led me to this blog, of which I am now a follower, and this free tutorial of the Lovely Lace Bracelet. I love, love, love working on this project. After working on a lot of stringing and wrapping I had a craving for some stitching and this bracelet certainly fulfilled that need. It is simple but elegant and I would imagine that this would also make a very nice choker.
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And lastly, I made this RAW ombre bracelet from beadaholique. So fast and simple to make but I think it turns out very elegant.DSCN1871(1)

So that’s what a lazy month of beading looks like.

See you soon, hopefully! 😉

Bezel Necklace Tutorial – YouTube

Bezel Necklace Tutorial – YouTube.

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My first tutorial is complete and available on The Bead Pursuit’s YouTube channel! Enjoy! ♥

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Since the last Beaded Week I have renamed all the post to just have a number in the order in which they were posted rather than the number of the actual week of the year.

I made a pair of Gwen Fisher’s DNA earrings in matte black and hematite. Click the picture to get a better look.

I have started on the 2nd weave in my chain maille challenge. This bracelet is a Jens Pind weave using 14 gauge rings so it is quite chunky.

I have been working on a tutorial for my Drop bezel necklace. The actual bead work is done, what’s left now is to make the movie and upload it to YouTube.

See you soon! ♥