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As a reminder, late in january, I signed up for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.
You can read more about it here http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com/2013/01/bead-soup-blog-party-sign-ups.html.

My Bead Soup Blog Party Swap Buddy is Darlene Fortier!  Darlene owns Darlicious Rejuvenations and in her own words she “creates one-of-a-kind recycled and salvaged jewelry with a hint of bike.”

You can see her her Etsy Store – http://www.etsy.com/shop/darlicioushouse
Or… you can follow her blog – http://www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com/

Here’s what she sent to me.  I’m not going to use the antique steel cut seed beads.  Why not?  Well, I collect antique seed beads, so they are just going into my own super secret dragon stash.  I haven’t decided what to do with the vintage glass vintage triangles, but the rest have been combined with some Toho 8/0 metallics.  Here’s what I have so far – its a bracelet!

I plan on adding… what else?  Fringe!  I’ve tried making some bellflowers using my new Carlo Dona press, but they just too big and took over that focal bead by George O’Grady.  So…  stop by on the reveal day (March 30) to see what I’ve done!

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The voting is now open for my Etsy Beadweavers Team March Challenge!

This month, I made a piece for the challenge, but then decided to enter it into the Bead Dreams Show at Bead & Button in June.  Maybe sometime I’ll give you a close-up sneaak peek for it, but today, I wanted to show you what me team did for this challenge.

This month, the theme was  FABERGE EGG:
Gather ideas and inspiration from the Faberge eggs’ fine, meticulous elaboration and amazingly detailed lacy patterns.

HISTORY:One day the Russian Tsar Alexander III. wanted to give something special to surprise his wife, Maria Fjodorovna for the occasion of Easter. For the noble purpose he asked the well-known jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé who made a specially crafted jewelry egg placing gold chick inside, diamond crown and a Ruby egg (unfortunately we only can read about them as they got lost in the storms of History). The Tsar and the Empress were so impressed and from that day on it become a habit to celebrate the resurrection of Christ by giving Fabergé Eggs. Master Faberge’s eggs were already legendary at that time, and now are considered precious treasures.

To vote, head on over to their blog:
http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/

Here are all the members who participated in this month’s challenge:

1. Easter Egg Jewelry – enchantedbeads 2. Blue Beaded Faberge Style Egg – suegoodebeads

3. Aqua and Olivine Netting Beaded Bead Necklace – SallyJeansBeadedGems 

4. Hermitage Collection – Lirigal 

5. Rose Trellis Beadwoven Cuff Bracelet – MaryTDesigns 

6. Pink Green Beadwoven Necklace – SpringColors 

7. Czarina Bracelet – ArtfulAr 

8. Vintage Caramel Candy Shooter Marble Dressed Up – ArtMasquerading 

9. Beadweave Creamy Eggshell – Jewelrybyjane29 

10. Brooched Egg – beadn4fun 

11. Lily of the Valley a la Faberge – BeadCatcher 

12. Faberge inspired beaded bracelet with decorative box – EsmerldasStudio 

13. Emerald Gold Cuff – BeadworkAndCoe 

14. Beaded pendant – alterdeco 

15. Bead Embroidery Bracelet – Vicus 

16. Free Like An Egg – Maewa 

17. Bay Tree Brooch – KraftKonfessions 

18. Blue Faberge – AnnaCohen 

19. Icosahedron Paperweight – SallyGoRoundTheMoon 

Since I’ve nothing else to write about today, I thought that I’d just snag the whole list of participants for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party off of Lori Anderson’s Blog.  But for some reason I couldn’t get the HTML to work out.  And so I spent a bunch of time trying to read through the code line-by-line, but this blog just isn’t buying it.  Apparently I can’t save the document without my account getting upset with me.


Just as a reminder, I am taking part in this huge online thing.  I got my beads in the mail (right) from Darlene and actually have started work on the piece already.  I’m making a bracelet.  Around March 15th, I’ll show you where I am at that point, and then the full “reveal” and first part of the party will be on the 30th. There are two more reveals after that date.

So… here’s the link to all of the 80 gazillion participants on Lori’s blog (actually there are 500).
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/01/final-list-for-bsbp-7.html 

Some time this week/month/year I’m going to try to visit as many as I can and comment.  How many can you view?

I wanted to take a moment to thank Blanche, Wendy, Bonnie, Phyllis and all the students in my classes this past weekend in New Jersey.  I think the classes were all successful and I was so happy to meet new people.

Beads by Blanche was everything that friends told me it would be – what a beautiful store!  You can check out their facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pages/Beads-by-Blanche

Here’s a photo I took off their Facebook page of my fabulous hostess and now friend Bonnie, in the store.

I taught the Dragon Scales Bracelet and my Soutache Bracelet there.  You can still take the Soutache Bracelet Class when I teach it at Bead & Button.
http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b131807.html

Because of Wendy, the Dragon Scales bracelet has been renamed “Dany’s Dragon.”  Thanks Wendy!  You can read about that class here.

I’m teaching three classes at Bead & Button in 2013!Classes open NOW for registration!  Head on over to my classes and register today – space is really limited.

I’ll also have my same booth – #410.

Boro Floral Beads underwritten by ABR Imagery

Tuesday – http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b130944.html
Description: Use borosilicate glass and several lampworking techniques to create detailed, lifelike floral beads. This is a perfect introduction to borosilicate glass for students who already have soft glass bead-making experience. Students will leave with several large scale floral beads. Class involves the use of a torch with open flame and gases. Wear safety (didymium) glasses, cotton clothing, and closed-toe shoes. Tie long hair back.

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS & TOHO Beads Present: Intro to Beaded Soutache (2 possible class times)

Tuesday Evening – http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b130620.html ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT
Sunday Morning – http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b131763.html ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT
Description: Originally used to adorn military uniforms, bridal veils, and clothing, soutache braid has made its way into the jewelry world. Combine braid and beads, then assemble into a soft bracelet, a hard cuff, or a fabulous barrette.
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS & TOHO Beads Present: Garden Trellis Crystal Bracelet

 Wednesday – http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b130705.html
Description: Weave a romantic bracelet that looks like a rich Victorian heirloom. Embellish with over one hundred crystals for extra bling. Students can make either a soft bracelet or a rigid cuf

Did you know that I have many of my tutorials available as a PDF?

First, the legal stuff (no fun, I know, but lets just get it all out of the way): These pattern are for your own personal use. I do not give permission to teach these patterns. I also do not give permission to sell the finished pieces on Etsy. Please ask written permission if you would like the sell your finished bracelet on other venues.

These tutorials are sent via email (PDF) upon receipt of payment. I’m sorry, if you need these patterns to be printed and shipped, then I will charge an additional fee. You are purchasing a tutorial only. Listing does not include a finished piece of jewelry. Okay, now the fun stuff!

PEYOTE STITCH BANDS – BEADWEAVING PATTERNS

Available at http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/catalogkitspeyote.htm

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet peyote stitch bead pattern celtic knotwork
NEW! Celtic Knotwork Hearts Bracelet Pattern
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch art deco cat
NEW! Deco Cat Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch dragonfly
NEW! Dragonflies Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50


NEW! HAWAIIAN SUNSET BRACELET PATTERN
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch koi carp
NEW! Koi Carp Bracelet Pattern
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch luna moth
NEW! Luna Moth Bracelet Pattern
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch lilac
NEW! Lilacs Bracelet Pattern
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch snowflake
NEW! Snowflake Bracelet Pattern plus Toggle Clasp
Full Peyote Pattern $15.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch zebra
NEW! Zebra Bracelet Pattern plus Toggle Clasp
Full Peyote Pattern $15.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch American
American Dreams Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch art nouveau
Art Nouveau Flowers Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Frank Lloyd Wright
Arts & Crafts Frank Lloyd Wright Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Loom Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner bead pattern peyote stitch knotwork
Celtic Knotwork Pattern
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner steampunk cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch cog
Cogs Steampunk Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch block quilt
Color Blocks Quilt Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

3-Drop Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Fast Peyote Directions
Learn even count fast peyote stitch. Does not show you how to do fast peyote and read a graph – you’ll have to take one of my classes for that! You need to already know even count regular peyote stitch for this.
$3.00

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch iris
Georgia O’Keeffe Iris Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Hosukai
Hosukai Great Wave Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Partial Funds go to Tsunami Relief Efforts

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Lasceaux
Lasceaux Caves Petroglyphs Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $8.50

Peyote Graph Only $3.50
(Special sale since I think I’m going to overhaul this pattern a bit)

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch leopard
Leopard Bracelet plus Toggle
Full Peyote Pattern $15.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Loomwork Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Mokume Gane
Mokume Gane Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosenr cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Mondrian
Mondrian Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Loomwork Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Monet
Monet’s Winter on The Seine Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosenr cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Mucha
Mucha (Alphonse) Cycles Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Nautilus
Nautilus Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Loomwork Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosenr cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Peony
Peony Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch poppy
Poppy (Georgia O’Keeffe) Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet  bead pattern peyote stitch loomwork
Pueblo Loomwork Bracelet
Full Loomwork Pattern $10.00

Loomwork Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch wisteria
Tiffany’s Wisteria Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Hannah Rosner cuff bracelet bead pattern peyote stitch Van Gogh
Van Gogh’s Starry Night Bracelet
Full Peyote Pattern $10.00

Peyote Graph Only $4.50

Did you know that I have many of my tutorials available as a PDF?

First, the legal stuff (no fun, I know, but lets just get it all out of the way):

These pattern are for your own personal use. I do not give permission to teach these patterns. I also do not give permission to sell the finished pieces on Etsy. Please ask written permission if you would like the sell your finished bracelet on other venues.

These tutorials are sent via email (PDF) upon receipt of payment. I’m sorry, if you need these patterns to be printed and shipped, then I will charge an additional fee. You are purchasing a tutorial only. Listing does not include a finished piece of jewelry.

Okay, now the fun stuff!

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVEL BEADWEAVING PATTERNS

Available at http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/catalogkitsinteradvanced.htm

bead pattern square rivoli  pendant
Arabian Nights
TUTORIAL
ADVANCED PROJECT

A three-sided pendant covered in crystals and/or pearls. Students need to have a working knowledge of peyote stitch in the round and be well versed in bead weaving. Students also need to know how to do even count flat peyote stitch and read a peyote graph.
Buy the Arabian Nights Tutorial $18.00

 

Bead Pattern Original Peyote Stitch Ruffle Bracelet
Atlantis Bracelet
TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT

Use crystals and seed beads to make your own version of this handbeaded bracelet. Previous peyote stitch experience necessary.
This pattern looks very similar to a project in the 2011 October edition of Bead and Button. Mine is done in peyote stitch; the Bead & Button one is done in right angle weave. I taught my Atlantis Bracelet first a year and a half before hers appeared.
Buy the Atlantis Bracelet Tutorial $15.00
Bead Pattern Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Beaded Bead

Champagne Dreams Pendant or Beaded Bead TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Make this little beaded tri-sided bead, using Swarovski Rivolis as your base. Add an optional fringe to make it into a pendant.Students SHOULD BE ALREADY FAMILAR WITH FLAT EVEN COUNT PEYOTE STITCH before they begin this project and know how to read a peyote beading graph.
Buy the Champagne Dreams Tutorial $10.00
Color Theory for the Beader
ALL LEVELS
This 60+ page tutorial is mainly geared toward the seed beader, but has useful information for any beader or beadmaker. A heavy dose of how to design and recognize a “good” palette with a sprinkling of information on seed bead sizes, shapes and finishes.
Buy The Intro to Color Theory Tutorial $12.00
steampunk corset bracelet beading pattern

Corset Bracelet Tutorial
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PROJECT
This faceted steampunk style bracelet is just even count peyote stitch, but you have to keep a sharp eye on the beads to get it to facet correctly. That’s the only reason I have it listed at the level it is. Students need to be really comfortable with peyote stitch.
Buy the Corset Bracelet Tutorial $10.00
Peyote Stitch Crystal Pendant Beading Instructions

Dahlia or Snowflake Pendant Tutorial
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Use Japanese beads, Czech glass beads, pearls &/or Swarovski crystal to make your own version of this pendant.
Buy The Dahlia Pendant Tutorial $15.00
Bead Woven Wide Collar Pattern
Egyptian Queen Wide Collar Necklace TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT

Combine a beaded cabochon and tons of fringe to make this wide collar. Comes with an additional fringing tutorial.

Buy the Egyptian Queen Necklace Tutorial $15.00

Embroidered Bead Woven Bracelet
TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
This project is actually all-levels and teaches basic bead embroidery, but I’ve placed it here in the intermediate section because the beads and form can make for a pricey piece. Since you will be covering the whole form with beads, you actually will have a pretty good time committment.
Buy the Bead Embroidered Bracelet Tutorial $15.00
beads patterns indermediate level lariet necklace

Garden Passions Lariet Necklace TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Combine a netted lariet necklace with some ruffled beads, fringe and a ruffley cabochon. You should know even count flat peyote stitch before you try this project.
Buy the Garden Passions Tutorial $5.50
beading pattern advanced pendant tutoral

Japanese Lantern & Embellished Dutch Spiral Chain
TUTORIAL $18.00
ADVANCED PROJECT
Fashion an over the top neckpiece using three different beading techniques, all based off of peyote stitch. Students need to be really comfortable with peyote stitch before they try this project.
Buy the Japanese Lantern Tutorial $18.00
Micro Macrame Beading Pattern

Micromacrame Treasure Bracelet TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Use size 8/0 seed beads, crystals and lampwork beads to make this lush bracelet. A micromacrame project that teaches you the very basics of the stitch but I’ve rated this as an intermediate project because it takes a significant amount of time.
Buy the Micromacrame Treasure Bracelet Tutorial $8.00
bead pattern ndebele stitch bracelet

Ndebele Cables Bracelet TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Use size seed beads & crystals and lampwork beads to make this bracelet. Begins with basic ndebele, then we add texture and components, one at a time.
Buy the Ndebele Cables Tutorial $12.00
Beaded bead pattern

OSU Buckeye Beaded Pendant TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Use seed beads and peyote stitch to make this Ohio State football team inspired pendant. Students need to already known even count flat peyote to make this project.
Buy the Buckeye Beaded Pendant Tutorial $10.00
advanced level beading pattern flowers

Passion Flower Vine Necklace TUTORIAL
ADVANCED PROJECT
Use seed beads, Swarovski crystal & Czech pressed glass to make your own version of this necklace. Students need to know peyote stitch, ndebele stitch and right angle weave to complete this project.
Buy the Passion Flower Vine Necklace Tutorial $18.00
beading pattern peacock cuff bracelet

Peacock Feather Bracelet TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
This peacock feather is done in odd count peyote stitch and bead embroidery. Pattern has the white version as well as TWO more traditional peacock colored versions!
Buy the Peacock Cuff Bracelet Tutorial $15.00

Peyote Toggle Clasp TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
Use delicas and glass seeds to make your own version of this handbeaded toggle clasp. Swap out dagger beads for the drops for a really dramatic look. Clasp requires that you ALREADY know basic peyote stitch.
Buy the Peyote Toggle Tutorial $5.00

Royal Ruffles Ribbon Bracelet TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PROJECT
This fabulous bracelet is just even count peyote stitch, but you have to keep a sharp eye on the beads to get it to ruffle correctly. That’s the only reason I have it listed at the level it is. Students need to be really comfortable with peyote stitch. Includes toggle directions.
Buy the Royal Ruffles Bracelet Tutorial $15.00
beading tutorial advanced level pendant

Sea Form Beaded Bead or Pendant TUTORIAL
ADVANCED PROJECT
Learn to make a 3d beaded bead with all kinds of fringe. Bead requires that you ALREADY know basic peyote stitch.
Buy the Sea Form Tutorial $15.00
beading tutorial advanced level pendant

Steampunk Spirals Bracelet TUTORIAL
ADVANCED PROJECT
This enormous necklace is actually a compliation of a nubmer of techniques that you can use by themselves or together in a single piece. Students need to be comfortable with peyote stitch before they try this project.
Buy the Steampunk Spirals Tutorial $18.00
beading tutorial advanced level pendant

Taos Sunset Necklace TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT
This project actually is pretty easy, but has a ton of spiral fringe. Students should know even count flat peyote stitch.
Buy the Taos Sunset Tutorial $18.00
beading tutorial advanced level pendant

Temari Pendant TUTORIAL
Intermediate PROJECT
Learn to make a 3d beaded bead with all kinds of fringe. Bead requires that you ALREADY know basic peyote stitch.
Buy the Temari Tutorial $15.00

Wisteria or Sweet Pea Necklace TUTORIAL
INTERMEDIATE PROJECT

Use seed beads, Swarovski crystal and Czech glass to make this garland. The piece can either look like sweet peas or wisteria, depending on what colors you choose. Students need to be comfortable with ndebele stitch before they try this project.
Buy the Wisteria Necklace Tutorial $15.00

Etsy Success Guide and Successful Online Marketing
This tutorial explains how to set up your shop or give it a makeover to gain hits and sales through site stats and keywords. Combine this with the online marketing tutorial for a full marketing and sales plan. Social Media Marketing is the best way to get the word out to potential customers about your products. Learn how to use social media marketing to drive traffic to your Etsy or Ebay shop, or to your website.

Combine Etsy & Social Marketing $15.00

 


GUIDE TO SELLING AT BEAD SHOWS
Its finally here! An extensive step-by-step for anyone who is considering selling bead shows or anyhow who wants to increase sales at shows you already do. 70+ pages. Will be $18, but get it now for $12!

Buy The Guide to Selling at Bead Shows $15.00

 

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