Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pastel rainbow necklace

Busy with crocheting some other necklace, but in the meantime you can see some other beaded crochet rope I have finished recently. This one soon will go to a friend of mine, so hopefully she will like it. It's a thick one, made with 20 beads per row, yet soft and flexible. Made entirely with Preciosa seed beads size 11 and accompanied by two round jasper stones. The total length of the necklace is 43 cm (17").

Oh, the pattern isn't mine, it was found somewhere in the internet. :)

beaded crochet necklace

beaded crochet necklace

And as today is the last day you can join my giveaway, tomorrow you can expect the results. So see you until then. :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back to beadweaving...

But only here, for the blog purposes. Just because there's a beaded pendant, made last month I think, that was waiting to be shown... In fact it was (and still is) waiting for a tutorial to be written... but it's far too hot here to work. So the tutorial will be prepared in the future, while the pendant can be shown even today. And since there's been nothing happening here recently (I'm so lazy, I know), I might as well do that. :)

The pendant is made with spikes, fire polished beads and Toho seed beads. It measures roughly 5 x 3,5 cm (1,96 x 1,37") without the bail.

Don't know about you, but to me it looks like a strange, multi-legged bug. ;D

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

I'm happy that so many of you want to participate in my blog candy. Well, there is already more than fifty people who joined the fun, so there will be more prizes for you to win. And there's still one week left, so if you haven't joined yet, better do that when you still have a chance. :)

And as it's finally not that hot here anymore, I'm going out to catch some fresh air. Have fun whatever you do and I'll see you later. :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Copper and caffè latte

So here we have the third soutache pendant... It's actually a miracle that I have managed to finish it, since Leon, while running on the sofa, constantly kept stealing the cords. I've spent most of the time on fighting to get them back, so sewing the pendant has taken even more effort than last time. Good thing that neither Leon nor Strider were interested in the finished piece. They were too busy with biting the blanket. ;P

But enough about the rats, time to show the pendant, so here it is:

soutache pendant

soutache pendant

soutache pendant
That will be a very short entry, looks like I have to go. Now. :/
Oh, but I'm happy to see that so many of you is interested in winning the tutorials! Anyway, I'll see you soon again. :)

Sunday, June 9, 2013


I have been thinking for a while about it and finally have made the decision. Since Eridhan Creations will celebrate its 1st birthday by the end of this month, it might be a very good occassion for a blog candy! And considering that during the last year I have focused mostly on beading tutorials, this is what you can win. :)

The person who will be lucky to win first prize gets ALL tutorials I have written! - That makes over 20 patterns. :)
The second prize - 10 tutorials of your choice
The third prize - 5 tutorials of your choice.

If the number of participants is 50 or more, there will be more of the thirds prizes. :)

Of course, all the tutorials are digital copies (pdf files), just so you know. ;)

What you need to do:

1. Leave a comment under this post - if you don't have a Blogger account make sure that you leave your e-mail address.
2. Share this post on your blog/Facebook/Pinterest/whatever. You don't have to share it everywhere though, pick one and it still will be enough. ;)
3. Follow this blog and/or like Eridhan Creations on Facebook. It's not obligatory at all though, but I'll appreciate it. ;)

You can join by June 30th, midnight, Central European Time. Good luck. :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Taming wild cords - part 2

Okay, after making the first soutache piece, I coudn't really stop too soon.That resulted in another pendant made with this technique. This time it took only something like 8 hours... and I didn't get enough sleep again last night. Looks like it's not really a technique for me. It is just too time-consuming, and my impatience simply doesn't allow me to stop in the middle of work and return to it the next day. So, either I will give up sewing, or I won't be sleeping at nights. Ah, sleep is a waste of time anyway. ;)

As it is only the second attempt at soutache, I didn't expect it to be perfect - and it certainly isn't  - still it looks a bit better for real than in the pictures. It is truly eye-catching though - and it will remain my new favourite pendant, at least until I make a new one. So, that means a couple of more days, I think. ;)

The pendant measures 6,5 x 5,5 cm (2,55 x 2,16") without the bail. Somehow it turned out to be the same size as the first one. That's the only thing they have in common though, as you can see from the pictures below. ;)

soutache pendant

soutache pendant

soutache pendant
Also, it's nice to see new followers! I hope you are enjoying your time here. ;)
I'll see you again soon. :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The beaded bead in a beading magazine!

I am proud to announce that my tutorial for a beaded bead has been published in a digital DIY Beading Magazine Issue 6, distributed via iPad Newsstand. Considering that Eridhan Creations will celebrate its 1st birthday later this month, I must say that it is the best present I could get. :)
I just feel honoured that it has been noticed by the editors and featured in their magazine. :)

You can read more about DIY Beading Magazine here.

Thank you, Jane and Isabel! :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Soutache? Actually, why not? ;)

Well, looks like I'm back. After a couple of wasted weeks it was about time to stop wallowing in self-pity. If I am to die, heck, I will, but since it's not happening right now, there are other, better things to do. Almost too many things though, considering this little time I have left. And as if I haven't had enough ideas for bead weaving, I just had to try one more thing. Again, never say never... instead, from now on, I will keep saying: "later". ;)

Last time you could see my first attempt at bead embroidery, now it's time to see the result of the first ever battle with soutache cords. Oh well, after five long hours (the first 30 minutes was more like "hmm... now what should I do with these sneaky cords trying to escape from my fingers?") I think the beasts have been eventually tamed, as they happened to turn into a pendant. Good tiny cords, they should have been given a reward for that. ;) No reward though for keeping me up until 2 a.m. when I was supposed to go to work five hours later. ;P

Anyway, here's the pendant. I was stupid enough to choose the most contrasting colours that ever existed, so it's almost too easy to spot all the flaws in the finished piece. But as for the first one, it could have been worse. ;)

The pendant measures 6,5 x 5,5 cm (2,55 x 2,16") without the bail.

soutache pendant

soutache pendant

And one more thing before I say good bye for today. I just want to say thanks. Thank you for being with me when I needed you. Thank you for everything you have said to cheer me up. Thank you for the e-mails you have written and spending your time on talking to me. Thank you for still visiting the blog, even if it was dead for a moment.
I won't say your name here though - you should know that it is *you* I'm thanking right now. :)

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