Loom Beading & French Beaded Flowers

For some reason my brain’s been fried this week…it’s amazing how waking up at 4:30 am, just one hour earlier than usual, mushes my thought patterns.

So I’m going to just post some pictures of my beadies…

I don’t really remember how I got started into beading with wee seed beads (my favorites are still plain ole 11/0 Czech Seed Beads…although 11/0 Delicas are a close second!).  I DO remember is was UPZNDOWNS of ebay that inspired me first with her BEAUTIFUL French beaded flowers. And VISIBLESOUL from Texas…I’d post his links, but he’s in the process of changing servers. I’ll post it later.

African Violet Daffodils Hyacinth Iris sunflowers lilacs columbine mistletoe kissing ball

Then about a year after learning french beaded flowers, I tried my hand at square stitch bead work.

This is my very first square stitch project…the tension was way off! LOL! It was fun learning though.

Square Stitch Beadwork

I was a little intimidated by the Peyote stitch, so when a friend, Judah, posted the tutorial for a BEADED PINCUSHION  (the tutorial is also being changed due to the server, so I linked to her site)…I did it by Square stitch instead! Here is that project ~ Celtic Waves.

Celtic Waves Pincushion

Then I bought a loom! Precious! 🙂 I’ve beaded quite a bit on the loom, but alas ~ have not taken all that many pictures! Patooey.

This is my very first loom project ~ a Celtic Knot book mark. My husband uses this in his Bible.

Celtic Knot Book Mark

A Celtic Cross ~ shown without the frame it’s in now. Here is a link to the eBay seller that I bought this pattern from ~ Celtic Cross Stitch and Crafts. I have a bunch of the floral tapestries patterns too…they make up wonderfully on the loom.

Celtic Cross bead Loom

Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe & UFO’s

I’m actually a Thursday’s Child ~ but it’s not Thursday here in Nevada at the moment.

Thursday’s child has far to go.
You have many ideas, and you want to do them all.  
You will go far in life!

Over in the Crafters’ Cafe Kiwi was talking about all the UFOs she is finishing up ~ and no, not the Area 51 type ~ but the Unfinished Object UFO’s.  

So last night after ruining my copper wire thingy…hammered it too thin and broke it in many pieces…I pulled out a cross-stitch project I’ve been working on for MANY OF YEARS.  Actually…I started it many years ago, then it’s been sitting in a tote for many years thereafter.

Here she is!  It’s the Celtic Christmas by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum sold by Lavender & Lace.  I just have the right-side to finish.  Pulled her out last night and started stitching ~ will work on her before bed every night and hopefully will be done soon.  Then off to frame her.

I also have an Underground Railroad quilt to finish for my husband. I finished the top not too long ago and need to sandwich the puppy together and get it quilted.

Underground Railroad Quilt Top

Hmmm…what else is in my UFO pile? Oh yes!

Dresden Plate quilt blocks ~ still have a bunch to make!

Dresden Plate Quilt BlocksDresden Plate Quilt Blocks fabric

And I have the leaves of a beaded Sunflower finished ~ but no sunflower to put them to!

French Beaded Sunflower

And I have lots of “flowerettes” for a white Hydranga finished…but not enough to make a flower yet. This is what it will look like ~ only white.

French Beaded Hydranga

Hopefully I will get them all finished soon! 😀