Thursday, December 14, 2006

peyote stitch tube necklace

Today was the last bead stitch class for 2006. I finished most of this project the other day and attached the toggle and bar at class today.

This necklace is made using the peyote stitch. It kind of reminded me of a winding staircase.

All done! Since I'll be going back to Hawaii for a bit, the next class for me will be in April.

Friday, December 1, 2006

thomas tote

A reversible tote bag for my cousin's son,'s his Christmas present...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

peyote stitch channel ring

I bought these channel rings online and stitched a ring into the channels using the peyote stitch. My favorite is the white one.

Friday, November 17, 2006

other crafts

A crocheted scarf.

A crocheted brooch with beads.

A pot holder and tea cosy for my host-sister.

Mini-bead purses.

Several bags which I sewed.

bead stitch-intermediate level

The intermediate level included the brick stitch.

Right-angle weave pearl bracelet.

A needle case cover using the peyote stitch.

And a lariat using the herringbone stitch and venetian beads.

bead stitch-beginner level

The beginner level of bead stitch started off with the peyote stitch rings.

A spiral stitch necklace.

A daisy chain bracelet.

A netting stitch necklace.

bead crochet-specialty level

The final level before recieving my certification was called specialty level and included projects such as a mini-bag pendant.

Another "gorgeous" necklace.

A necklace made using all the little bits of sterling silver wire, melded together and then crocheted.

A little doll.

bead crochet-advanced level

The advanced level projects included a crescent necklace.

A napkin ring.

A choker using a twisting method.

A 3-layer dome ring.

bead crochet-intermediate level

The intermediate level--a wide bracelet

Domed ring and clip-on earrings

A brooch

bead crochet-beginners level

Bead crochet uses sterling silver wire and semi-precious beads.

Here is a cell phone strap using semi-precious crystals.

And a long necklace.

Bracelet, earrings and ring using tourmaline and swarovskis.

bead skill-specialty level

The specialty level class was the level right before receiving my beads skill certification.

Cell phone straps woven with "tegusu" with a flower pattern (monotone).

And a cell phone strap, using 9-pins to create a flower pattern (colorful).

Our last project was called "gorgeous" necklace. I wonder when the Queen of England will invite me over for tea...

bead skill-advanced level

The advanced class included a necklace using Tpins and 9-pins.

A 2-layer ring using "tegusu"

A 3-layer ring using "tegusu"

And a lariat and domed ring using bead balls

bead skill-intermediate level

The next level was an intermediate level.

Our first project was a necklace using "tegusu" to make a choker. This one was tough, because the beads are clear and so is the "thread".

Next was a glasses cord made with 9-pins and T-pins.

A bracelet using the "hachi-ami" or weaving to look like the number 8--sorry I don't know what it is called in English.

Mini purses using "tegusu"

bead skill-beginner level

The next level called beginner level, included these projects.

A necklace using 1 "thread" called "tegusu" it looks like fishing line.

A necklace using nylon cord wire and "tsubushidama" (crimp beads).

Earrings using 9-pins (eye pins) and T-pins (head pins)

Using "tegusu" weaving a 1-layer ring

Using "tegusu" weaving a 2-layer ring