Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mandala - beaded pendant

Lentils... Mmm... There were one of my favourite candy when I was a kid. They weren't even available in Poland, so we were getting them always when we went to Czechoslovakia - yep, it was THAT long time ago, when it was still one country. Now you can buy similar candy almost everywhere... but is it just me, or they really don't taste like the true Lentilky? ;)

Now my favourite candy is BEADS! But now you can find lentils even amongst the beads. I got a few colours some time ago, and finally I decided to make some use out of them. This is how the "Mandala" pendant was created. The base is a net made with lentil beads, embellished with seed and fire polished beads. It measures 4cm (1,57") in diameter, and trust me - it was incredibly fast to make. I needed only one hour to complete the second, silver and blue, pendant. It's simple, yet it is quite eye-catching.

The tutorial for the pendant is available on Etsy and Craftsy.

Also, if you would like to get this pattern on Etsy, use a following coupon code: LENTILKY - and it will give you 10% discount - not only for the Mandala pattern, but any other tutorial too. :)
It expires on August 12th, so you have some time to use it. :)

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant tutorial

And as always, I want to thank you for visiting this blog. You make me want to create even more. :)
Hugs to all of you! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A beaded donut again! ;)

It has been a while since I have made a beaded donut... but it's been even longer since I have published one here. ;)

The two beaded donuts you can see here were made exactly four weeks ago! That shows how slow I am with writing the tutorials... Even the drawings were finished soon after the pendants were made, but today, despite the heat, I finally forced myself to do some work, so the detailed instruction is ready too. It's a very easy pattern, but you should have some experience with peyote stitch in order to make it. It might prove to be too difficult otherwise.

The donuts are made with Toho seed beads size 11 and 8, as well as 3mm and 4mm fire polished beads. They measure around 5cm (2") in diameter without the bail.

You can get the tutorial on Etsy or Craftsy. :)

beaded donut pattern

beaded donut tutorial

beaded donut pattern

beaded donut tutorial

I hope you're not suffering too much from the heat. I do! But I'm not going to complain, we have a wonderful summer, after all! :)
Hugs and I'll see you again soon. :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Stapelia - starfish flower

A starfish flower - it was my first thought after I have finished the pendant. A flower that exists for real, actually, although it looks a bit different in reality. It is famous, or maybe rather infamous of having an extremely awful odour of rotten flesh. Sure, the real stapelia looks better than my pendant, but at least my starfish flower doesn't smell bad at all. ;)

The pendant measures 4cm (1,57") in diameter and it is made with 4mm and 6mm glass pearls, 3mm magatamas and seed beads size 11 and 8. It is double sided, as most of my pieces.

Stapelia was finished some time ago, when the temperature was still bearable (it's way too hot now and my boiling brain refuses to think up any new patterns;) ). It took a while to write a tutorial though, but now it is ready too. It is available here on Etsy and Craftsy.

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant tutorial

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant tutorial

Also, I would like to thank you for all the comments - I haven't got much time to respond to them, but I'm always happy when you leave a note. :)
Have a wonderful time!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pillows - beaded pendants :)

So, the holidays are over... no more sleeping until noon then, what a shame. ;( Two new beaded pendants - Pillows - can only remind me about that "lazy" (you already know that it was everything but lazy for me) time. One of them was actually made something like two months ago - now it got a companion. Both pendants are made with bicone beads, glass pearls, SuperDuos and Toho beads. They measure 3cm (1,18") /side length/ and are 1,5cm (0,59") thick.

beaded pendant
beaded pendant

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

The pattern for the pendant is ready and soon it will be available both on Craftsy and Etsy.

And I have to go back to the kitchen, or the dinner will be burnt. Oh how I love it.... *sigh*
See you later then. :)

EDIT /03.08.2013: Now the pattern has been finally published. You can get it here (Etsy) or here (Craftsy). :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The "Ribbon" again - pattern for a matching beaded bead

After making the bracelet from yesterday's post, there was a time for a matching pendant (certainly!). Completely unlike me, I made it pretty fast, despite having a thousand of other things to do, so here you can see it:

beaded bead pattern

beaded bead tutorial

It measures around 2,7cm (1,06") in diameter (without the bail). Made with 8mm glass pearls, SuperDuos and Toho seed beads (size 6, 8 and 11).

And this is how the entire set looks like:

beaded bead and bracelet pattern

The pattern for the pendant is available on Craftsy and Etsy.

And one more thing for the end - I know some of you are waiting for me to respond to your e-mails... I'll do that as soon as possible, I promise! Despite having vacation, the time is more than busy for me now... :/
Lots of hugs for you! :)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Ribbon" - tutorial for a beaded bracelet

While I was away from the online world, somewhere between painting the walls, killing monsters in Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, getting stabs in my stomach (stupid injections, you can't really call them any different way :/ ), crocheting a new necklace, going for 10 km long walks with the Red Beast and worrying about poor little sick Leon I managed to do some beading! I forced myself to do some work eventually and even prepared a tutorial...

So this is "Ribbon", because my crazy imagination sees ribbons in the embellishment:

beaded bracelet pattern

beaded bracelet tutorial

It is made with 8mm glass pearls, SuperDuos and seed beads, size 11 and 8. Fast and easy to make, it is 2 cm (0,78") wide.

The tutorial is available here on Etsy and Craftsy.

Hopefully I'll find more time for beading soon. :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

And the Winner is... ;)

I know who the winner is! You will find out about it in just a few lines. ;)

First of all, thank you for participating in my giveaway. I didn't even think that so many of you would like to join, and yet there were 72 participants! So, as the number exceeded 50, there are more prizes to get!

Not going to tell you to wait for longer. Let's start!

The first prize - all tutorials I have written so far - goes to number 47

The second prize - 10 tutorials of your choice - goes to number 5

The third prize - 5 tutorials of your choice - goes to numbers 32, 20 and 26

 Angelika Kurrle


The 2nd and 3rd prize winners are asked to contact me to my e-mail address with an information which tutorials you want me to send you. The first prize has just been sent to Zela - I hope you all will like the patterns. :)

But... It's not the end yet!

I wouldn't be myself if I didn't have another surprise for you. ;) No one can loose in my draw, so I decided to give one pattern to every other participant - that's my way for saying "Thank You" for reading this blog. So if you didn't win any 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize, you still get one tutorial of your choice. Only to make it easier for me, instead of sending me a message, go to the CANDY post, find your comment, click reply to this comment and type down which pattern you want. It will be delivered to you via e-mail as soon as possible. :)

Once again, thank you for visiting this blog and participating in the giveaway. THANK YOU!

And now I'm starting my vacation! Finally! I'll see you soon with more beaded jewelry then. ;)

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