Friday, February 27, 2009

Amulet Bags

I thought I would show you a couple of other things I have made with beads. These are two Amulet bags I made for my sisters. The Dragon Amulet bag was given to my older sister who collects dragons and wizards and the Butterfly Amulet bag went to my younger sister.

These were made by using the even-count Peyote style of bead stitching. I added the fringe and handles after the bags were made. I really enjoy this style of stitching. These were made using sized 11 seed beads, but you can use this style of beading using any sized beads, even pony beads. I made an American flag using pony beads, for the "first ever" Peyote stitch I did. It has a few gaps here and there, and maybe someday I will post it!! (MAYBE......LOL!)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Beaded Clover

I'm new to blogging, but am hoping to keep this up and let you know what I've been crafting. I love to do quite a few crafts, but lately my interest has been in beading. I make beaded flowers, I love to bead with a stitch called Peyote. It makes bags, and wall hangings, primarily with seed beads. These flowers are made with size 10 seed beads. I pick up old vases at yard sales and use them to put the flowers in.