I’ve had these antique silver fishing lures in my stash for quite some time, and the other day it struck me that they’re quite familiarly shaped like raindrops. Paired with two of my favorite crafting products, glitter and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, it makes for a lovely pendant.
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I started a peyote stitch cuff this morning out of some dark, iridescent seed beads. I love how easy peyote stitch is (if you’re intimidated by it, don’t be!) and the drape of the fabric. The only downside is that it can get a little tedious, which is why I love two- and three-drop peyote.. they go much faster than one-drop. This is a two-drop peyote (link to a YouTube tutorial – note: I didn’t watch through the whole video, so if it sucks… please don’t blame me).
It’s rather gloomy out today, and my pictures weren’t perfectly true to color… so I did a little bit of creative editing with SwankoLab (created by my bff’s older brother!) and Picture Show for iPhone.
I reallllyyyy love these beads. They were cheapies from JoAnn’s – I think they were like, $1.99 for the package. So pretty! Like mermaid scales!
I almost forgot this one, which I finished a few weeks ago. It’s a 3-drop peyote bracelet – I purchased the pattern from etsy seller time2cre8. Here is the link to the pattern; she has about of really beautiful jewelry. I used Toho Treasure beads which seem very similar to Delicas, but I can’t get them at Joann or Michael’s anymore. They were all clearanced out!!
Hey all. I’m writing this from my new iPhone 4! I’m hoping this will equal more blog posts.
I’ve been dabbling in beadwork since my arm got bad. it’s definitely better now, but I’m trying to expand my crafting horizons to avoid any repetitive movement related issues. Here is my latest completed project – a herringbone bracelet made from Delicas and Czech fire-polished beads: