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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet – Beaded Picture Crochet


I may have mentioned in Beaded Picture Crochet What is it?, I am getting back into the joys of crocheting images with beads.  This Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet is (I think) the first off the block. Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet (CH0363) beaded picture crochet For this posting, I am not going into the how-to of making a beaded picture crochet cuff bracelet.  (Actually, the creation and the blogging is so far apart in time, my brain already has cobwebs.) So here are some big pictures instead. Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet A Peek at the Process I am a big fan of Michou Design. So I turned to Michou Pascale Anderson Design on Facebook for my needed originating spark. Her use of colours always turns me on. I do hope that Michou Pascale does not mind me using her work as my starting point. But as you will shortly see my final result is not really that close to the originating spark. However I normally do need a spark up the bum for me to get going. Anyways I am going to thank Michou P
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Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet - Beaded Picture Crochet


I may have mentioned in Beaded Picture Crochet - What is it?, I am getting back into the joys of crocheting images with beads.  This Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet is (I think) the first off the block. [caption id="attachment_4048" align="aligncen...
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Beaded Picture Crochet – What is it?


Beaded Picture Crochet what is it?  I can tell you coz I made up the term.  There may very well be a right term for it out there, but I have not found it.  If you know, please do comment and do tell. Beaded Picture Crochet WIP sample Beaded Picture Crochet is crocheting with beads to create/graph a picture, image, or diagram. Beaded Picture Crochet is crocheting with beads to create/graph a picture, image, or diagram.  The photo above is a rough sample of beaded picture crochet.  I will probably never finish that piece.  It was started many years ago and the steam has dried up now. I created the method for doing beaded picture crochet (which I will go into more details later on if there is any interest) in the late 1980s.  Yes, before the (public) internet.  So I couldn t Google for help.  And I could not find any magazines or books that could teach me how I could crochet a picture with beads. There was knitting with beads (notably from Vogue Knitting) but that was not what
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Beaded Picture Crochet - What is it?


Beaded Picture Crochet - what is it?  I can tell you coz I made up the term.  There may very well be a "right" term for it out there, but I have not found it.  If you know, please do comment and do tell. [caption id="attachment_4020" align="ali...
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Heads Up! Incomplete posts happening …


This is a quick warning aka heads up.  Official notification: I am testing out new blogging style .  I am back-back-logged on my blogging.  One of the main impediments is trying to have all my ducks combed, waxed, and lined up in a row.  (That translates to having all the photos taken, edited, references found, tutorial steps ready.) Well, that ain t working out so well. So bugger it, I am just going to blog as I go and if you are an early bird reader, you will find incomplete posts.  But (I think) I will have a better chance of getting my blogs done rather than having the thought of them sitting on the back-burner, waiting for the tardy ducks to get lined up. This Incomplete posts or Blog-As-You-Go (BAYG) method commences on 28th February, 2015.  Notice has been served
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Heads Up! Incomplete posts happening ...


This is a quick warning aka heads up.  Official notification: I am testing out new blogging "style".  I am back-back-logged on my blogging.  One of the main impediments is trying to have all my ducks combed, waxed, and lined up in a row.  (That t...
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Geometric Triangle Dangles – “Sunset” necklace


Geometric Triangle Dangles the Sunset necklace is a continuation of the exploration of beaded geometric shapes started in Geometric Shapes: Tools for Beading . I won t add a lot of text to this post. One, I forgot most of what I wanted to say as it was made a while ago.  Two, the earlier posts on beaded geometric shapes covered a lot of this ground.  So mostly just pics .. and lots of it! Beaded Geometric Triangle Dangles Sunset necklace (CH0361) You will see from the photos that this is a double layered triangular piece. Front and back are joined with super-duo beads, giving it more dimension and depth. The back is as aesthetically pleasing with its geometic pattern. The chain and dangles are handmade from Swarovski crystal pearls and red coral gemstone beads. I particularly love the large (and new) Swarovski crystal pearls in Iridescent Purple. It is decadently glorious.
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Geometric Triangle Dangles - "Sunset" necklace


Geometric Triangle Dangles - the "Sunset" necklace is a continuation of the exploration of beaded geometric shapes started in "Geometric Shapes: Tools for Beading". I won't add a lot of text to this post. One, I forgot most of what I wanted to say...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kahaner Vintage Trims – Destashing


You might have to come back more than once to eyeball and drool over the upcoming Kahaner vintage trims that I am finally putting up for destash (for now, only on Facebook closed group of Aussie Beaders Destash & Swap).  If you are an early bird/reader, you might not see much.  Unlike the normal post, this goes live before it is complete.  This will be a piece meal affair. I will add photos, one by one, as and when I complete photographing and listing each Kahaner vintage beaded trimming. Sol Kahaner & Bro. Vintage Beaded Trims I have had these magnificent trims for ever so many years.  And if you Google search, you will find why I have hang on to them so tenaciously.  It is virtually impossible to find any!!  So I have caressed, moo-moo-eyed, whispered sweet nothings to my beloved vintage lace, trims, tassels, and stash for many years.  What I have not done is to make use of them.  I could not bear it. However as my life moves along, I know that it is better to let these g
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Kahaner Vintage Trims - Destashing


You might have to come back more than once to eyeball and drool over the upcoming Kahaner vintage trims that I am finally putting up for destash (for now, only on Facebook closed group of Aussie Beaders Destash & Swap).  If you are an early bir...
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