Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beading Babes Project 4 Reveal

Hello Y'all,
Wow April has been a busy month for me as far as beading goes.  Beading Babes had three pieces to do, of course one does not have to do all the projects presented to us by Karyn White of Releases by Rufydoof  and the master mind behind the Beading Babes.  Karyn has always given us the choice to do all or some of the projects.  Since I like to push myself I like to do all the projects. 

First project I did was The Paisley Drop Earrings pattern designed by Jane Lock

This is a very easy and fast pattern I used size 11 steel blue and black Delicas, size 15 silver seed beads and Cobalt blue AB 4mm and 6 mm bicones.  

This pair of earrings I used black and light blue size ll Delicas, size 15 silver seed beads and 4mm and 6 mm Cobalt blue bicones.  This project is located in the August/September 2010 issue of Beadwork magazine.

Second project Ruffled Chain Bracelet pattern design by Laina Goodman

This is a beautiful and a moderately easy pattern to do, but it is a pattern that one does have to have a knowledge of peyote and herringbone stitches.  This pattern used size 15 seed beads, 3mm bicone crystals, and 8 mm focal beads.  I used Toho bronze size 15 seed beads, Toho light blue AB size 15 seed beads, size 11 pink seed beads, Swarosky olive green and Indian pink 3mm bicones crystals, and 8 mm Czech pink melon beads. The clasp is a 15 mm green Czech glass button.  This pattern is in the Febrary/March 2011 Beadwork magazine.


Third project Trellis Necklace pattern design by Nancy Dale of NEDbeads esty shop.

This pattern was donated to the Beading Babes by Nancy although this was an other moderately easy pattern it was time consuming.  It is helpful that one has a working knowledge of RAW (right angle weave) and netting stitches.  I used cream size 11 seed beads (inside trellis), pink AB size 11 seed beads(flower beads), sizes 11 and 15 bronze seed beads(spacer beads below round crystal), gold lined aqua blue size 15 seed beads(trellis beads) lavender 8 mm round and 3mm bicone Czech glass beads, the toggle clasp is a bronze PMC creation by Lesley Watt of  THEAtoo etsy shop.


Thank you Karyn for bring these projects to us.  These projects push me to do something I would not have done on my own.  These projects have also helped improve my beading skills.  Our members are growing and that is wonderful, I enjoy seeing what everyone creates using the patterns presented to us.  If you are interested in joining the Beading Babes just click on the Beading Babes badge in my side bar and read all about the group. I am looking forward to project 5, Karyn says she has something great up her sleeve for us. Humm I wonder what she is up to?

I will be annoucing my first challenge so keep a look out for it on May 7th.  It is something different from any of the challenges I have seen in the past year that I have been blogging.

Happy beading Y'all,
Therese


22 comments:

  1. Love the way all your projects turned out, Therese! I love the colors you used in the earrings. This was a fun group of patterns.

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  2. Gosh you've been busy - those are al really pretty pieces but I love thr drama of the earrings.

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  3. Lovely, Lovely pieces Therese, well done for doing them all. I think the earrings are my favorite.

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  4. Therese, those are all just gorgeous. I love the black and blue on the earrings and the softer colors on the bracelet. The button is just perfect also. Your trellis necklace is amazing. I love how the cream peeks out of the green netting.

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  5. These are gorgeous projects. I particularly like the ruffled chain bracelet. Great colors.

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  6. What a fun idea! I like the ruffled bracelet best; I made a similar one last month!

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  7. Beautiful work on these projects. I'm so excited about your upcoming challenge!!!!!!!

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  8. Girl, you rocked it! All of your color choices are wonderful! I'm glad to see the bracelet worked up. I actually couldn't find my copy of that magazine, so I never even tried that pattern. Your trellis rope is just gorgeous!!!

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  9. Therese, beautiful beading projects. I like the paisley earrings. The netting project is so interesting would love to see it in person. I can't wait to see what you are going to challenge us to!!

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  10. Amazing work Therese! These designs must take a long time to complete. I love the earrings...very dramatic with the dark colors.

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  11. I just LOVE those earrings! All are beautifully done ;) Looking forward to seeing your bead challenge this coming May.

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  12. I absolutely love all of your pieces. Your Trellis Necklace is so soft and pretty. I adore the beads you chose for the Ruffled Chain Bracelet - they are so similar to that in the pattern which I love as it was actually the colours that drew me to choosing that pattern which I now love.

    Thanks so much for taking part in Beading Babes and I look forward to seeing you in Project 5!

    Will be keeping my eye out for your challenge too!

    Karyn

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  13. I am very impressed you finished all three challenges & made four beautiful pieces. It's neat how even though you used similar colors your two pairs of earrings are so different. Can't wait to read about your challenge.

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  14. Therese, You always astound me with your talent! These are gorgeous~each one of them. And involved. You dedicate so much time to these beautiful creations. I am really drawn to the earrings. They are so beautiful and have a great design and great swing.

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  15. holy smokes! that is some gorgeous beadwork - well done!

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  16. Wonderful job on these pieces, Therese! I love the combination of black and cobalt in the earrings.

    Oh, a challenge! I can't wait to find out what it is. :)

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  17. I love seeing your Beading Babes project reveals ... the colors you use are always so well thought out and the finished pieces so beautiful!

    Can't wait to hear about your challenge, even though I already know I'm going to play along ... =)

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  18. Beautiful work Therese! I just love love love the colors of your bracelet and the button you used for the clasp! Beautiful Trellis Necklace and Earrings too!

    Gorgeous as always!

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  19. Oh my what you do w/those tiny little beads!! I just love, love those earrings, too - so beautiful and the blues are perfect and I imagine they feel nice and light in your ears, too! The bracelet is so gorgeous and this necklace is just too much!! You have been one busy gal!

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  20. Oh yes,...and I cannot wait to hear about your challenge!! ;-)

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  21. Oh my, Theresa. I had to stop in my tracks when I saw those gorgeous paisley earrings and you called them "easy"!!! Say what? I cannot believe how intricate each of these projects look - all over the top beautiful...and you completed three?? You are amazing!

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  22. I am just as amazed at the beautiful bead work. I can't even wrap my head around it. Fantastic job!

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