This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Crochet. I think those people who can crochet are awesome. I can not do it. I really want to try to do bead crochet again. I love the look of it and think that it is beautiful. One of these days I am gonna sit down and force myself to learn it. But until then I will stick with what I love to do; beading.
Here is my inchie. I used 2 colors of delicas and designed a crochet pattern in flat peyote. Hope you like it as well.
I got the pattern off of a crochet pattern website. I am not sure how you can crochet this pattern but I thought it looked great and think that it translated well into peyote.
Also this week I finished a bracelet that I put together from a friends earring pattern. A few weeks back I got a starfish earring pattern from my friend Becca, she is an awesome lady who has a great sense for design. I started to work on the starfish, but since I can't wear earrings I decided to make 7 of them and make them into a bracelet. But the need to get Christmas ornaments done superseded my desire to finish this bracelet.
But if you are an artist and you feel a piece screaming at you you have no choice but to listen to the art. So I went back to the starfish and finished the bracelet. Check it out.
This bracelet has Super Duos, 8/0's and 11/0's. I love how the pattern works well with each new piece. I added each new starfish at a 180 degree angle. I like that it looks like a wave of starfish sitting on the beach. What do you think? If you would like to get the pattern, fly on over to Beccas and get it.
Another thing about when art screams at you for your undivided attention is that you end up doing one thing and another one comes up from it. After making this bracelet I decided that I wanted to make a necklace to match. One problem, I did not have all the beads I need for the necklace, so now I have to wait for them to come in so I can make the necklace. ARG! Makes me think I need to have more beads. (Snort!)
I just wanted to mention here what I am thankful for. I am of course thankful for family, friends and the fact that I have a job. But I am also thankful for the fact that I am able to be creative. I think without creativity in my life I would probably be very unhappy. What are you thankful for?
This week I will be driving 1500 miles round trip to visit family and so with that in mind I say to you all have a blessed and thankful week this week. Enjoy your family and food. Be safe and be blessed, and I would like to say that I am thankful for everyone of you who visit regularly and leave me a litle comment. If you would like to join in the inchie fun just fly on over to here and check out EIM. The 2016 list is up and it looks to be a creativity stretcher for myself. I hope that you all think about joining in the fun.