Monday, August 10, 2015

A Wall of China of sorts


Hiya everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I am real glad that you did.  This last week I got some great news.  Me and my daughter have both lost 30 pounds!  How awesome is that?  It is very awesome that is how awesome that is!

Now to get to why you are here.  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Wall and over at 2x2x2 the theme is China.  In 2012 at EIM we had the theme of wall and I did an aerial view of the great wall of China.  So ironic, right?  So this week made me laugh as I love irony.

Like one time this very tall guy (6'4") at work was asked if he has change for a $5 bill and he replied "Not this week I am short!"... ... ... cuz you know he is tall and he was short on cash.... o_O or like when a smurf says they are sad,  cuz...you know when you are sad you are blue....and smurfs are....blue....  OH you get it! LOL 

Anyways that is my humor in a nutshell and back to what I was talking about!  Oh yes my inchie this week.  This week I took the theme and design on my inchie to show the difference in delica bead sizes.  For those that don't know, Delica beads come in 4 sizes.  15/0, 11/0,10/0 and 8/0.  The 11's are the most common, and are the ones I use on my inchies. 

I know that many may not know the difference in the sizes of the beads and I wanted to show everyone the difference.  So I did this weeks inchie pattern to show off the differences in the sizes.    So my inchie is the 11/0 size and  rest will show you how that same pattern matches the 1 inch size of the 11's.  So check this out.


 This is each of them with a ruler.

15's less than one inch

11's this is my inchie

10's just over 1 1/4 inch

8's at 2 inchies
As you can see the smaller the number the bigger the bead.  The numbers mean how many beads can be laid down in one inch.  I can tell you I loved doing all of these except the 8's.  I don't like the fact that the 8's are not even in size.  The white ones were a bit bigger than the red ones.  Let me know what you think about the different sizes of beads.


Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is China.  My daughter loves teacups, fine china ones.  So I looked online to see if I could find a pretty teacup.  I found one that was red with small flowers on a vine and I fell in love.  This is the image that I took my design from. 
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-pouring-tea-chiinese-teapot-image13976632
Here is my take on this picture.


I only did the cup and changed the flowers to teal.  I really love this cup so much.  I hope that you all like it as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my work this week.  I am so glad that you took the time out of your day to spend time with me, and thanks to those who leave a comment.  You make my day.  Also don't forget to fly on over and check out EIM and 2x2x2 and see all the awesome work over there, and maybe even join us in all our fun. 

Have a blessed and creative week.



16 comments:

  1. Nice to see the effect the different sized beads create, unsurprisingly for me it's the 2 smaller ones that I like the most! Your fine chine cup is also very pretty complete with the details!

    Sally

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    1. Sally, I am the same I love the 11's that I always bead with but I really enjoyed the feeling and look of the 15's Thanks alot

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  2. The tiniest one is the best! :) How cute is that - you are so good! Absolutely gorgeous cuppa, particularly the steam.

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    1. Thanks Zoe, my daughter loved it as well.

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  3. Congratulations on your weight loss. I know how hard it is as I lost 54 lbs a few years ago and have kept it off which is the hard part unfortunately.

    I love your sense of humour and also the wonderful ideas you have for your bead work. It even inspired me to buy beads though so far I have just used them individually.

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks so much Chrissie, also congrats on your weight loss! Why is it so much easier to gain than to lose? I am excited that you have bought beads. they are addictive, there is something so calming and peaceful about playing with those little glass pieces.

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  4. Dear Freebird, thank you for sharing all your goodness and happiness! Thank you for participating in this week's TwobyTwo. I, too, found the irony...HA! Have a brilliant day! Cheryl

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  5. Fabulous beadwork as usual. Thank you for the explanation of the bead sizes. I have a vast collection of beads and use them in my embroidery, I just can't stop buying them. Love the teacup, very clever.

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    1. Thanks Wendy and you're welcome. I also have the same issue, I just cant stop buying beads as well lol

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  6. Great bead-wall-inchies! Your China teacup is very very beautiful, I love it! It is fascinating how you build your work with your beads (I hope you know what I mean, don't know how to say it in english in other words...)
    Great work :-)

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I think I understand. I use a stitch called peyote stitch. That is how the patterns are woven together.

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  7. fascinating to see the differences in the size of the beads. Nice wall pattern. Congrats on losing all that weight. Love your china tea, as well.

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    1. thanks Kia, it is interesting in the differences. Thanks so much

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  8. I love ironic stuff too. So I had a lot of fun reading your post.
    Interesting wall experiments. They look nice, all of them.

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