Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Right Angle Weave

I think all of the RAW I have worked on has been squares made up of multiple beads per side, like 2 or 3 per side so 8 or 12 per circle (or square...whatever).  This morning I woke up at 2:00 and started looking for something to do.  I decided to do a RAW bracelet that uses just 4 beads per square, and man was it ever easy compared to learning with 8 or 12!  Plus it was just one row.  So easy.  I looked through my stash and found some 8mm dark blue cat's eyes, and some 4mm (I think) in two different shades of blue.  I didn't know if I would have enough of either one, so I decided to alternate them.  Then I looked for just the right beads to make the embellishment around it.  I dug up some 11/0 cobalt blue Toho's.  I just looooove these colors!!!!!

I finished it pretty quickly and I wish I had more of the right sized beads in other colors to make more and some more clasps to finish them off.  I really like how this one looks.  I found a video on how to make it here, and I just added embellishment to both sides.  I like the spiral going down both sides.  You can't tell from the pics, but it looks neat.  I guess you can say that embellishing both sides is a waste since one side will be against the wrist, but that's ok.  I like it.

Here are some pics of what I made.  Aren't the colors so pretty!?


And on non-beading things, I'm really proud of my daughter, Sara.  She certainly has a greener thumb than I do!  She is growing tomato plants.  They sprouted and we just transplanted them to bigger pots the other day.  Every morning she gets up to go check on them and to give them some water.  She also said no one is allowed to go out and say anything mean to them...we all have to be nice to her plants.  I thought that was kind of cute.  Like any of us would go insult her plants to begin with, but it's funny how she figures they have feelings too and won't grow as good if they're not happy.  Here are some pics of her little children, as I call them.


Hope everyone is having a happy week.

6 comments:

Bellesanbeaus said...

Love that new bracelet girly! and can you ship some tomatoes to me when they ripen??? lol big hugs

Robbie said...

Love it!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love the color and style of the new bracelet. You go, Sara!

Mandy said...

I really like RAW, but every time I use more than 1 bead per side they get all slanty and look terrible! Tell Sara I love her children!

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey Lisa, Loving the blue bracelet. Tell Sara I said good luck with the tomatoes. - Debbie

Robin said...

Hi Lisa, Your RAW bracelet in cobalt is VERY lovely and looks comfortable to wear too...

I need to talk with you on the phone about something that's potentially quite exciting. But, I can't find your phone number anywhere... know I had it... duh...

Could you give me a call, and then unless you have unlimited LD, I'll call you right back. My # is 360-378-5917 THANKS!