Monday, February 8, 2016

Sweaters, Slippers and Amulet Bags Oh My!!!

Hiya everyone and thanks for stopping by this week.  I have a few things to show off.  First off, over at Every Inchie Monday the theme was Slipper.  I thought I was being sneaky by making bunny slippers, but it seems that many of us were just that kinda sneaky this week!


With this pattern I used 4 colors of Delicas.  I am not 100% happy with this one, if you look at the top of the pattern between the ears there is a wonky bead.  No matter how hard I tried the bead would not obey me and lay like I wanted it to.  Drives my OCD bonkers I tell ya!

Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Sweater.  Normally when a years list is posted I start designing my patterns; mostly because it takes some time to get the beads together and if I don't have what I need then I have to order them.  So I wracked my brain about what to design for sweater I finally decided on the red letter man sweater from Grease.  Which I thought was pretty funny since last week was the live debut of Grease.  So check this out, my sweater, my first and only letter man sweater.

Lastly, I want to show a challenge piece that I did for the the Amulet bag competition over at Beadwork Mentoring, a Facebook beading group.  There was 7 entries and I was named as Honorable Mention!  I was really excited about this challenge.  Check out my Amulet bag that I titled "You Gatsby Kidding Me!"

This is the front of the bag and it has a Flapper on it in front of a teal and gold wall.  She has a long pearl necklace on.  I used 10 colors of Delicas. The necklace is also made of pearl beads, teal metal filigree disk beads, Gold, brown and white fire polish beads, white jade rondelles, and teal alabaster rectangles.  The fringe is made of gunmetal bugle beads, 11/0 bronze seed beads, green and gold bicones and I used a metalic mix of dragon scale beads.

Here is the backside of the bag.  With this side I used 2 colors of Delicas and made the deign in the style of a gold filigree elevator gate from the 1920's.  I also connected both sides by the bronze 11/0 seed beads.

Hope you like this bag as much as I do.  I have had this pattern for some time and was so excited that when given the chance to make it; I jumped at it.

Hey, if you think that my inchies and twinchies look like fun then by all means fly on over to the Inchie and Twinchie pages and join in the fun.  Trust me, you wont be sorry that you did!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.  I love reading your comments and hope that you have a blessed and creative week.


  1. All amazing work. I love the flapper bag and the wonderful rabbit slippers

    Chrissie xx

  2. Wow! Love the bunny, the bag is jaw-dropping amazing!


  3. Just love the bunny slipper, the other bead-work is fabulous.

  4. I love them all, but that amulet bag is awesome! Congrats on the Honorable Mention! And I would have done the Rydell High sweater too! Have a great week!

  5. That is one cute honey bunny slipper you have there. Thank you for participating in the twobytwo and being a huge cheerleader for the blog! Love the amulet and your honorable mention. Congratulations! Have a brilliant day, Freebird! c

  6. funny how many of us used bunny slippers - yours is fabulous - would never have noticed that slightly wonky bead if you hadn't pointed it out - we are always our toughest critic because the inchie looks GREAT. Your other work is awesome, as usual - I really like the little bag

  7. Love your cute bunny slippers, so much detail in such a small space. The bag is awesome!