Hey guys welcome back to the nest. I missed last week, sorry about that. I got my inchie done but just didn't have the time to post.
So let's get to it. I have a few pieces to show off and one thing I am super excited about. Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme last week was bear. So my original design looked like a honey pot dripping with honey, but when I went to bead it it just looked like a couple of brown and yellow blobs. So I decided to run to something comforting for me; and my family. Chicago sports teams.
Last year around this time the Cubs were going for the "W" in the World Series. Which they did! Go Cubbies! This year, not so much! My brother, whom we lost just before the "W" loved the Cubs. So I decided to mix the Cubs logo and the Chicago Bears colors together and made my inchie.
This one was hard for me to do. I thought about my Brother the whole time. Also another reason that I had issues posting.
This week's theme over at EIM the theme is squirrel. I knew I could not make a squirrel so I went to their favorite things. Acorns.
Now, I am so excited about this. I was reading on one of the beading Facebook groups and saw this awesome bead crochet necklace, the poster was talking about it being peyote stitch and NOT bead crochet. I immediately looked for the group, Peyote With A Twist - Not Crochet, joined and got to beading.
After a false start (or two) I got into a groove and got about 2.5 inches done. Check this out.
I know it may not look like much to many of you, but I have struggled with bead crochet in the past. I just could not get the tension right. But this here is a stitch that I understand. I love peyote stitch and this makes me soo happy to work on. Once I get this down pat then I am going to try a patterned piece! Wish me luck.
That is it for me this week. I am going to rest my arm, do some chores and then get back to the necklace! Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great artwork over there. Have a blessed and creative week my friends.
seedbeaders also have files on tubular peyote pencovers have a look x x xReplyDelete
Thanks for that. I have made a few and designed a few myself. Last post shows a few I made.Delete
Lovely post...I still haven't dared to start any beading...I have way too many interests as it is...not sure how long I will be able to resist though, it seems such a nice "small" portable interest...thanks for sharing your pieces, DxxReplyDelete
Thanks Dianne, Beads have an irresistibility about them. I love that I can take my beads anywhere. On trips, Dr's offices, and on planesDelete
I share that pain of losing a brother, even did a journal page about him as a kid today! Nice beading, as always!i saw some crochet beading in my Facebook feed only the other day & was intrigued but, I confess, not enough to have a go (yet!)ReplyDelete
Thank you Sally. It isnt easy for sure. If you do any bead crochet make sure you blog it out so I can see it. I will be jealous lolDelete
Lovely beading, which like Dianne I am trying to resist doing. I think my hands are too bad now, which is a good excuse.ReplyDelete
I too can relate to loosing a brother, Mine passed several years ago.and I am now the only one left, apart from my kids of course.
Thanks Wendy,Sorry for your loss.Delete
Nicce post thanks for sharingReplyDelete