Sunday, December 30, 2012

She Made/She Made and 12 Days of Christmas day 6 12-30-12

Hi Y'all,

I would like to apologize for being late with my post.  I stared my pieces last night and just now finished them.

Today is the reveal day for She Made/She Made with my friend Christine of One Kiss Creations blog and also a special guest Alicia of All Pretty Things blog.  When I made the selection for this month's challenge I picked some beautiful boro glass beads that I thought I shared with Christine, but it turned out that it was Alicia that I shared them with, so Christine and I decided to ask Alicia to play along with us this month.
Here is what I chose for us to play with...
Teal boro glass (Alicia and I) Studio Juls bead and Czech glass square single hole tiles (Christine and I)

Here is what I made with the boro glass beads.

I used cubic right angle weave to make the rope between the boro glass beads the chocolate colored seed beads are size 8 and the bronze colored beads are 3 mm glass pearls.  The toggle is a bronze flower created by Lesley Watts of  THEAtoo at

Here is what I made with the Studio Juls bead and the Czech glass tiles.

I still have to add a clasp and I think I will add more of the tiles on each of the ends.  You can not really tell from this picture, but the glass bead has some green, teal, and a bronze coppery colors so I used those colors in the rest of the cuff.

Please go over to Christine's and Alicia's blogs (if you have not already) and see what wonderful pieces they created.  Next month is for Christine to choose what we will create with, I can not wait to see what she picks.

Up next the 12 Days of Christmas Handmade Gift Swap day 6

Lorelei's Blog

Today I opened my gift from Amy Freeland of Copper Diem blog.  Here is what Amy sent to me...

Humm I wonder what is inside?

Why it is a beautiful zipper pull that I put on my purse.

Thank you very much Amy I love it!  Tomorrow on day 7 I would have been opening a gift from Andrew Thornton, but sadly I have not received Andrew's gift yet.  I will post when I receive it.  I will however be posting the winner of the pendant from my day 5.

Happy beading Y'all,


  1. You just started these last night?!? Did you sleep, woman? They're both lovely, and both a testament to what one can accomplish with a deadline in sight! I particularly like the cuff.

  2. Oh, wow, Therese! Both pieces are gorgeous: the beaded rope with the teal boro glass is so elegant and richly textured; and that cuff: oh, my... just wow - I love the beaded embroidery... it makes for a splendidly elegant piece (maybe you'll wear it tomorrow :)). Thanks again for the 'play date' :)
    Your 6th gift is precious too - I would put it on my purse immediately too :)

    Happy and healthy and sparkly New Year!!

  3. I love the necklace with the boro beads, I have just become addicted to the cubic right angle weave ropes and have made several, yours is gorgeous, love the colors. The cuff is also gorgeous and again I love the colors. Great job!

  4. Oh my I can't believe you started these last night! Love your work - especially the cuff. It is a beauty!

  5. I love both pieces you created!! I love challenges! Also that zipper pull is awesome!!!!! Happy New Year!

  6. Therese, I am so sorry I am so late in commenting! Finally back to the computer and catching up on a few blogs. What a beautiful necklace~it really shows off the boro beads in such a great way! The weaving is such a nice support for these beads. And the CUFF~GORgeous! This is such a great look and style! I am blown away by how you blended the beads we were working with.
    Hmmmmm, what to pick for January?! I better make my selection soon we we can get cracking on our projects! It was great having Alicia in on this one, wasn't it?