Monday, April 22, 2013

New Czechmate 2-hole Brick Beads

Another new pattern we're calling Parisian Lace.  I think you've seen the black and silver version when we announced the new Czechmate two-hole Brick beads in a January post.  Here are samples of some of the other colors of these new beads.

I am currently finishing up the pattern for this bracelet.  So, for those of you who have asked, it will be available soon. 

I think these colors are to die for.
 Beaded by Lucy, I liked this so well,
 I had to make one just like it.

Sue's version, also beautiful
and I think I will have to bead these colors as well.
 I guess I'm going to have a bunch of these
bracelets when I'm done.

Great colors for summer.

This one looks much better in person.
 Some of the seed beads are a beautiful opal color.

This is Janet's with fabulous, pastel, springy colors.
 Check out her blog HERE for the finished version. 

Love how she used the mixed, yummy,
 opal colored seedbeads.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Two-Hole Lentil Beads

Father, please forgive me for I have sinned, it has been two months since my last confessi....... er, blog post. How did that happen?

I am alive, a lot going on and I'll tell you some of it - but not now.  Today I want to show you some of the new two-hole lentil beads introduced at Tucson in February.
Notice how the beads stand up above the bracelet.
This is my original design I created for the
 Trendsetters, for a jewelry display in Tucson

We got together to give Sue a 'send-off'.
  She is traveling in Germany, Czech Republic,
 and Austria with a group of teenagers.
 So we thought she needed a new pattern
to bead on the plane
Another beautiful version

We need to name this but so far all we 
could come up with was "Centipede". 
We didn't think that was very flattering, 
so if you have an idea, 
please let me know.

Virginia is now back from her trip to Panama
and her niece came here to visit.
She doesn't speak English very well
but Virginia
translated for her and
below is her finished bracelet
For a beginner, she did beautiful work.

And of course, Janet's version,  Beautiful! 
And we thought it looked fabulous with the
 chainmaille bracelet she made in the last class.
See more of this on her blog. Here