First, the one that I'm most proud of, is my Katya bracelet. I love the new Czech Twin beads, and I love the two-hole freshwater pearls that were a gift from Beki Haley at Whimbeads, but I had absolutely no idea what to do with either of them. Then I got to thinking about how I might be able to alternate Twins and pearls and come up with a funky netted collar.
The collar thing didn't really work out, but as you can see, the bracelet sure did! (And I've still got two strands of two-hole pearls in white for that collar!)
You can purchase this tutorial on Etsy or on Craftsy.
Tila beads? I love 'em. But like most two-hole beads, I had no idea what to do with them. Until a small box of these satin-finish Tila beads landed in my lap one day. I paired them with some seed beads, drop beads, and Czech crystal bicones and came up with this easy and vibrant Bollywood-inspired chain necklace!
Really, this necklace is an easy pattern and it works up pretty darn fast. I love the way it drapes, and it's extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear.
This tutorial is also available on my Etsy shop or on Craftsy.
Coming up next week in between dentist appointments and acupuncture will be a smattering of basic beading tutorials; beaded bottle patterns; beaded bezel tutorials; and, at long last, my bezeling eBook! (Not to mention a few really cool spike bead patterns!)
For today, it's going to be near 90, and with no A/C in the house, I think I'll be taking a trip to Starbucks this afternoon for a little treat and an air-conditioned writing session.