Friday, January 20, 2012

BEAD!!!

Porcelain Beads

I have been thinking about a word for 2012 and have come up with BEAD!!!  as a daily challenge to myself.
I like that it is very open ended and have been trying it out since late Dec.  Seems to work for me most days.  I may have missed 1 or 2.  So far I have glazed and fired the Porcelain beads above and made most of the beads in the following pictures.

Sunshine Charms


Doublewrap peyote stitch bracelets


Book Beads

Herringbone Beads
Made up the pattern and stitched quite a few of these Herringbone beads.  They are quite versatile.  I have put them in necklaces, earrings and bracelets. 
The best part about a daily challenge is that it keeps the ideas flowing.  I don't have a minimum requirement for what BEAD!!! means so if I am short on time just a few minutes will qualify. When I am not beading, I notice that I am thinking up projects or ideas for beads.  So far it is stimulating and fun.  Hope it lasts.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Mary ,
    You are so skilled in many ways!!!
    love those herringbone beads...
    I will start with those questions now...time ;)
    have some shipping to do tooo as there is a big sale in my Angelwhisperer shop:)
    Birgitta

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    1. Hi Birgitta, I am trying out the new Reply option on blog comments on Blogger. I always appreciate you commenting on my posts. Thanks for writing in. Hope all is going well.

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  2. I love your beads Mary, you get some beautiful glaze effects. i'm just learning how to make beads and work with glazes.

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    1. Thank you Jill. I hope you check out the Beads-of-Clay blog for lots of ceramic bead making tips and tutorials. Good luck with your bead making.

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    1. Thank you Marti. Great to hear from you.

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  4. Hi Mary! Your book beads are very cool! Well, they are all wonderful, but I do love those book beads. Clever!

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    1. Thank you Natalie. I am delighted you like the book beads. I think they look cool too all lined up!!

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  5. Love those Double Wrap Peyote bracelets. I want to try to make them.

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    1. Thank you for the great feedback on the Double Wrap bracelets!! I really appreciate it. I think you will enjoy making yours!

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  6. Love the book beads, Mary!

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    1. Thanks so much Sara. I have had fun making them.

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  7. Mary, what a great challenge! And you can certainly pull it off with all of the techniques you are so talented with - from the journal beads to the beaded herringbone beads - wow, I REALLY like those!

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    1. I love hearing from you. So cool you like the beaded herringbone beads. They are new for me.

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  8. The Herringbone Beads are very pretty and they are nicely beaded together in colorful concepts...very pretty.I love the bead work you have displayed.

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  9. Thanks for the positive feedback on the herringbone beads. I think they are fun to use too.

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