May 22, 2010

Beadweaving Tutorials

Lazy Daisy - New Tutorial Now Available

Tutorials (click image)

In the past two months I haven't been beading as much as I wanted, since I spent most of my free time in preparing beadweaving tutorials. I have completed writing three tutorials so far and already listed them for sale. A new tutorial for a bracelet design (with a new method) is in the works and will be available in a few days.
Creating the instruction and illustrations files is hard work, but the feedback I get from satisfied buyers is worth all the time and efforts put in it, plus it also allows me to connect with new beaders from around the world, which is really fun! So I do enjoy preparing tutorials, but I wish it would have not taken so much time to finish them.. I have ideas in my head for some new designs that I can't wait to start checking, so I decided to take a little break from tutorials after I finish the one I am currently working on ... ;)

Thank you everyone who answered and commented on the poll about tutorial preferences! The preference ratio of 70% for illustrations and 30% for photos was kept all along the time the poll was open.

May 04, 2010

Urban Nights Bracelet

This is a new bracelet called Urban Nights, made with Swarovski crystals and Delica beads and with a gorgeous, sparkling clasp from Claspgarten.

In this bracelet design I use a combination of stitches (square stitch and fringe stitch) to do odd-count flat peyote stitch. The pattern for this bracelet is available in my shop.

The photo does not do justice to the Delica # 251 beads I used for this bracelet. They have beautiful metallic finish in different hues of gold that really shine. Beautiful color!