Thursday, 4 March 2010

Bead-alicious {My Creative Space}

I've been busily making jewellery this week, so my creative space has been full of beads, buttons and beautiful findings. (Please check out the Bead & Button Bracelet Tutorial I did yesterday!)

There is nothing which makes my heart skip a beat in quite the same way as the completion of a piece of jewellery - and I've finally finished a beaded bracelet that has been on my 'crafty to-do list' since the end of last year. In all fairness, the winter light has made it very difficult to work with such teeny, tiny seed beads but now that the spring sunshine is filling my house with golden sunlight, I have no such excuses!

Beaded Bracelet - In Progress

The bracelet is a beautiful combination of iridescent seed beads and small crystals, worked in a netting stitch, with two 'cord tangling' needles! I honestly don't know where I find the patience. I certainly don't display such fortitude when I'm cleaning the house! However, the bracelet is a pattern chosen by my lovely friend Cheryl and, since she's been quite ill recently, I thought I'd get on with it and make a little something to help cheer her up. We had quite the conversation earlier in the week while she tried to measure her wrist whilst still on the telephone.

Beaded Bracelet - In Progress

As it's a while since Cheryl's seen the pattern, I'm not 'revealing' the finished bracelet. I'm hoping that she's forgotten what it looks like (it has been long enough, after all) and that it will still be a little bit of a surprise when she sees it. Though I do have another little something up my sleeve. No telling!

If you'd like to show off your own creative space, or just have a peek at what everyone else has been creating this week, head on over to Kootoyoo for more My Creative Spaces. I'll be checking them out as soon as I get back from creating (havoc) with my crafty pal Mel :)


Kirsty said...

Aren't these macro shots great.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Lovely spring time colours.

plushka said...

Great pictures! I like the colours you've chosen!!!

Kylie said...

Oh the colours and the lushness of them! Serious eye candy Clair! :)) K

Pretty Neat Designs said...

I was wondering where one would find the patience to work with such tiny beads. Despite the sly camera work, it looks like it is lovely and I'm sure your friend will love it!

humel said...

lol! Only minor havoc (and much, much loveliness) created.... ;-)

The bracelet looks *lovely*, Cheryl will be thrilled :-) Look forward to seeing it for real! x

tortagialla said...

Beautiful bracelets, I love all the bright color and thanks for the tutorial...I really want to break out all the weird buttons and such that I have :P

Sian said...

Clair, Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :) Your bracelet is beautiful..I'll definitely be back for some more inspiration! And I'll see you in class.

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