Friday, February 29, 2008

Collector's Bracelet...

I finished this bracelet tonight using a two needle weave technique. (It will be taught at Bead Haven in March.) All the buttons are very intricate and showcased with Czech Firepolish beads and Japanese seed beads. Click on the photo to see some very rare antique buttons...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Here is another bracelet that I created using some vintage and antique buttons from my mother's vast button collection. I will be teaching this technique at Bead Haven in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 4th 5:30-7:30pm. It will be offered again at the store on March 31st from 5:30-7:30 pm. This is a great way to "showcase" cool buttons and/or beads we have collected that are often very special to us! Create something totally unique and "one-of-a-kind"!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Beaded Beads...

Here are some cheerful "beaded beads."
They are made with Czech and Japanese seed beads. The bicone shape beads were constructed with the Ndebele (Herringbone) stitch and the others were made with Spiky fringe technique.

Need I say more?