I Made Some Stuff

Not too long ago - I just forgot to share.

So first some remakes - while I loved my original concept for these, I had a tough time with the "infrastructure," if you will. At last the light bulb came on and I had the right idea. I remade these using bead cord - giving them a macrame adjustable slide (and skulls!).

I made these crazy lace/lampwork stackers some time back - I've been hoarding.

And last week I put these together - multistrand wraps - I haven't decided if I'll make some for sale:

Right now I'm working on my "Embellishing the Runway" challenge piece, so that means there'll be more later.


Embellishing the Runway, Episodes 2 and 3

Doing a little catch-up here.

Episode 2 Winning look:

Using the concept of the oversized petals, and the color palette of whites with black and red accents, I came up with an embellished peyote stitch bracelet, the embellishments consisting of my own take on the Russian leaf technique and two small glass leaf beads, positioned to sit at the wearer's outer wrist bone.

Episode 3 winning look:

Taking my inspiration from pattern mixing, I made a loomed wrap bracelet with repeating patterns of stripes, tweed, and paint splattered print. I wasn't all that keen about the pinkish red, so I substituted in a reddish brown. While the winning look has a summer feel, my take is more autumnal.

There are many more episodes ahead; logically it follows - there will be more from me, later.


Embellishing the Runway: Season 14

Here we go again! Only this time, instead of a Flickr group, we're on a Facebook page -

Here's the winning look from the first episode of Season 14:
Design by Ashley Nell Tipton

And here's my challenge piece:
Inspired by the colors Ashley used in her skirt, and by the "polka dot" effect from her top, I came up with this set of bead crochet bangle bracelets. 

I had forgotten how much fun it is to do these weekly challenges.

More later, as we are on to Episode 2!!