Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dots

I finished another cuff bracelet last night.  I really kinda like this one.  Simple, but fun.  I found these little rectangle black shiny beads with colorful spots on them.  So I just mimicked the colorful dots throughout the bracelet.  I am ecstatic about the edging.  I had seen pictures of cuffs that use just a one bead edging that I thought looked really sharp.  If I only knew what it was called I thought I could look instructions up on Google or find a video on youtube, but I didn't know the name of it.  I saved some pics from other cuffs and sent them to my good friend Lynn at Beading Heart Art and asked her if she could identify the stitch for me. She did better than that...she made a video for me!!!  (On a side note about Lynn, please click on her link and look for her post called "Done!" and take a look at the amazingly gorgeous handbag she made for this year's Beading for a Cure.  You'll see why she's my bead idol.  I call her a Bead Goddess!!!)  It's a good thing she did send the video because I never would have gotten it if it was just written instructions.  My edging on this cuff turned out so nice and even.  I am simply happy with it.  And I'm pretty pleased with my backstitching too.  For as simple as this one looks, for some reason it took me quite a while to finish it.  Maybe because I was trying to make the stitches even and nice.  I don't know.  And I wish I knew what the little rectangle beads are called.  The bead store where I do most of my shopping is pretty poor at labeling their beads and stones.  Anways...

Dots


And, for those of you who were wondering...my beading class went great!  I hid my nervousness well.  I made an outline so I stayed on track and didn't get lost, and man did that help!  During the class a woman and her daughter came in and stopped to see what we were doing and looked at my work.  They both seemed very eager to learn and to take the class.  Also, the owner of the store said that some others really wanted to take the class but that it was a bad day for them yesterday, so it looks like we will be scheduling another one coming up pretty soon.  I didn't get through everything on my outline and it took 2 hours!  I can't imagine what it will be like when I get someone who is slow or just doesn't get it.  Fortunately I loooove beads and have patience for it.  So it will be ok.  I took my camera, but taking pics wasn't on my outline, lol, so I forgot. 

Well, that's about all I got for now.  Have a beadiful day!!!

12 comments:

Bobbi said...

Hi Lisa, Wow...this cuff, Dots is awesome! I love everything about this cuff! It actually matches most everything of mine that I wear. lol Oh my goodness what a outstanding job you did on this piece! I really do love your edging, it came out perfect! You did a excellent job as always Lisa...I love this cuff!
Congrats again to you about your teaching yesterday,I just knew that everything was going to go great for you! I'm very happy for you, you sure do deserve it!
I hope you have a great rest of your Sunday!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Carol said...

Look back at your first cuff, now look at this one. This is beading perfection. Very very nicely done.

Glad your class went well, but we knew it would.

Lynn is just the best. Glad you two hooked up. She has her own style that cannot be duplicated and has amazing talent for design, that's for sure.

Congrats on the bracelet. Its perfect.

Jan said...

Yay! on your class going well. I knew you'd breeze through it. Planning is worth every moment. This new bracelet is gorgeous! The beadwork is awesome. Practice makes perfect and obviously you have been practicing a lot!

Robbie said...

Just love all your 'cuffs' and of course your work, period! I'm off to check out the 'bead goddess' site now! Thanks!

Beadwright said...

Hey Lisa I knew you would be fine for your class. The cuff turned out fantastically. The beads with the shinny dots are called Peacock beads. They are so cool and come in every size and shape you can think of. You did a great job.
Nicole/Beadwright

Dees said...

Lisa, I totally love your cuff! You did a wonderfull job.
Glad to hear you had a great time at your class, practice makes perfect so you will do an even better job next time!

Lynn said...

Bead Goddess? Who? Me?!!

You are way to generous my love! I'm so happy the video helped-your edge looks perfect as does the whole cuff-very cool design.

Nice to hear you made it through your first class - it will only get easier now. Just enjoy the experience - after all your with fellow beaders!

Hugs!

a2susan said...

Beautiful cuff! I would wear it every day it's so pleasant to look at and probably feels great on. The peacock beads come in different styles - I've bought some at Beads Galore near the airport. They're expensive, but you don't have to use many to get a great look.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, i love the simplicity of this piece. stunning!

robin michelle said...

This cuff is beautiful! It's very elegant looking. Congratulations on your first class!

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Robin said...

Your dot cuff is fabulous, Lisa!!! I've always called it the one bead picot edge stitch and it's the first edge stitch in the class notes for the bead embroidery class you took from me. (Only, I rarely get time to teach it...) Speaking of which, I'm really glad your class went well and that you'll soon have another go at it. It seems that you enjoyed yourself, which is one of the keys to good teaching!

Hugs, Robin