Friday, March 18, 2011

Finished by Friday






Shortly after the New Year I began writing a weekly blog post titled Finished By Friday.  I managed to continue this through February 4th.  Not  too good for a New Year's Resolution.  I was quite distracted by a number of wonderful and fun blog hops.  But now I am back and I am going to continue with the original plan which was to finish up all my unfinished pieces. (MIAS)
This week I am starting off with two favorites that I had not quite finished before I took them up again to let them participate in my FBF posts.  I especially like this peyote bracelet because of the colors and the simplicity.  I am totally unwilling to part with it, despite our local Arts Council wanting it for their shop.  So I am going to try to make another simple peyote bracelet and see if that makes it easier to part with one of them.

Simple flat peyote stitch with 3 of my stoneware stained and tumbled beads

This poppy seed head button is also one of my stoneware stained and tumbled beads.


This bracelet is done in Right Angle Weave stitch.  A simple pattern I developed after taking a basic course.  The clasp is from Fusion Beads.

All of the ceramic beads are my stained and tumbled stoneware


13 comments:

  1. I can see hy you can't part with that first one! It is simple perfection! I love the contrast of the matte ceramic and the slight shine of the seed beads...love the large and small beads mixed for texture....just beautiful!!!

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  2. Wow! Such beautiful bracelets, I just love the soft colors and matte beads.

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  3. oh I love them both! I really like the way the beads are around the second one too.

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  4. Both of those beauties get a big applause from me! The colors are great to go with everything. Love your beads incorporated into the pattern.

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  5. These are so beautiful! Every time I come over here I want to start stitching!

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  6. I can see why the Arts Council wants that bracelet - and I can see why you don't want to let it go. It is gorgeous!

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  7. Ohhhhh, Mary...I want them all!!! xo

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  8. Both bracelets are so beautiful! I love their organic look.

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  9. What wonderful color schemes...love them both! I don't know how to do peyote, but the top bracelet really, really sings to me...beautiful!

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  10. Hello Miss Mary. i recieved my order today everthing is so beautiful, the pics do not do these beautiful components justice they look amazing in person and the extra effort taken in the packaging is so appreciated i felt like i was opening a gift instead of an order so pretty and thanks for the little extra :) making something beautiful & unique will be easy with these beautiful components! Thanks so much & have a wonderful weekend ttfn L:)

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  11. Hi again Mary, those bracelets are so pretty i would love to learn that technique but no matter how many books i buy i can't folllow those instuctions i am more of a hands on gal i have to see someone accually doing it to show me maybe someday i can take a workshop.ttfn L:)

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  12. Mary your work is fabulous. I enjoy reading your blog posts. You have so much inspiration to share.

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