Showing posts with label Delica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Delica. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

Another twisted pendant

As I am starting to receive messages in which you ask if everything is fine, I thought I might write a short entry, let you know that I am fine and in good health and show a pendant that was made long ago.
Unfortunately for the beads I took a short break from them. Instead, within the last few weeks I have made numerous scarves, caps, a half of a shawl and almost an entire tunic. I still have kilometers of yarn left, so I don't know when exactly I may return from knitting to beading again. ;)

The pendant below is made with Delica and Toho beads, using a twisted peyote stitch again. It is 3cm (1,18") wide and 6,5 cm (2,55") long, without the bail.

twisted peyote pendant

And I want to thank you for all the reassuring comments under my previous post. I just wanted to show you that you still can live and enjoy your life no matter what. I hope you will remember these words. :)

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon, I hope. :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Twisted experiment - the second attempt

After playing around with twisted peyote and creating a pendant shown in the previous post, I wanted to try something else, still using this stitch. So I made another pendant (of course!), you probably didn't expect anything else. ;)

It is made with Delica beads, Toho beads, 4mm bicones and a wonderful orange crystal which I got from Marcie. :) It is quite big - it measures almost 7cm (2,75") at the widest point and it looks like this:

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

Now I just want to let you know that I will be away for a few days. Unfortunately, the treatment I'm receiving isn't working at all and my metastases are growing bigger again... I already know that the doctors treating me so far have screwed things up. Guess they thought I wouldn't live for long enough anyway. Well, I have to do something about it so I'm going to see some other doctors, only in the other part of Poland. So I'll be away and I might not respond to your e-mails until I'm back home again.
I'm taking Hope with me. I might need it. :)

See you all soon again! Have a great time until then. :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Twisted experiment

Everyone I know has been making twisted peyote earrings lately. I couldn't be worse then! ;)
Only... I don't wear long earrings! I don't even make them! I make pendants! But I still wanted to try out the twisted peyote... So, I just had to experiment. And honestly, when I started, I didn't even know what result I might achieve. It was supposed to be a surprise even for myself. ;)

Miyuki Delica, Toho beads and two beautiful blue 18mm rivolis have been involved in the process of making the pendant too. So it's not me that has given the pendant its unique look - it's the beads! I like the final effect though. It just looks different from anything I have seen before.

The pendant measures around 3 x 3 x 3,5 cm (1,18 x 1,18 x 1,37"). And this is how it looks like from different angles:

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

It wasn't the only twisted experiment. I have finished the second one already, only still haven't taken any pictures... Maybe tomorrow?
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you some other time then. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Orchid - beaded pendant and tiny earrings

A wonderful friend of mine has given me recently the best present a beader can get! When I opened the package and saw lots of Miyuki Delica beads I was speechless! These of you who live in Poland know that well - these beads aren't easily accessible here, so the surprise was even greater for me. Of course, I had to try them out as soon as possible. Actually I wanted to make something simple and since another friend of mine asked why, despite being into astronomy, I haven't been designing anything of star-shape, a star was the first project I decided to make. While beading though it appeared that it would be something more than just a star - not the first time when a finished project is far from what has been planned to make. The result I achieved looks more like an orchid flower to me - don't ask me why though, it's probably just my crazy imagination again that sends such pictures to my brain. ;)

Anyway, this is my first project made with Delica beads (my new greatest love!). Some Toho seed beads are added in the middle. The entire pendant measures around 6 cm (2,36") without the bail.

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

In addition (completely unlike me, I know!) I made some tiny earrings too, repeating the motif from the center of the pendant. Actually they looked so cute to me, that I made another pair too, and soon I will share the pattern here with you. I just need to draw it first. ;) They look better in reality though, much better. The camera has stolen the entire depth and they look so flat here...
They measure around 17mm (0,67") in diameter.

beaded earrings

And tomorrow I'll show you another experiment with Delica beads. An experiment that I have found rather successful. ;)
So see you until then, my friends. :)

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