Friday, March 12, 2010

Cuffs I Created in December 2009

I've gotten the cuff making bug, mainly 2-drop peyote cuff making. I'm having a lot fun and my brain has been over-active and keeping me awake at night. After the "Christmas Ribbon" Cuff, I did a basic one that I call "Black Static" and it is pictured below. The actual cuff can purchased in my ArtFire shop.

The next cuff I created, I call "Pink Amoeba" and I gave it to my daughter for Christmas. She loved it from start to finish. You can purchase the pattern at my ArtFire shop, as well. It reminds me of the shapes I saw in a microscope as a kid and it was fun to create in the different shades of pink!
The next couple of cuffs I've created since these two are some of my favorites! I actually drew out and charted a couple of them back in November while watching the movers pack up our stuff. After we settled in at the cottage (relatively speaking) I took them out and started working on them in between home schooling and house hunting and entertaining the animals. I can't believe how crazy busy we have been and at the same time utterly bored. I have not not done yard work in so long! I hear my Camelias are doing fabulous right now in Jacksonville.... oh it makes me sad but happy. Sad because I of course don't get to enjoy them, but happy that the freeze didn't get them. I did take a lot of photos of my flowers in bloom last winter and spring and I am glad I did... I don't normally take the time out to do that. I do hope to get back into gardening with the house we get... still waiting to hear back on an offer... its been the longest 2 weeks of going back and forth and waiting. Bradford Pear trees and roses, oh my!

2 comments:

Carol said...

My gosh, it's truly an art. How many hours does that take, they are wonderful.

3 Peeps Designs said...

Thanks, Carol! It generally takes 3-4 hours over a few days to make up the cuff. This involves coming up with the pattern and entering it into my computer pattern. And then stitching and restitching if I don't like it. I have some friends on Facebook whom bead so fast it makes my head spin! They come out with new projects all of the time. Some day I hope to be able to stitch that quickly or have a few stitchers helping me go from pattern to actual beaded cuff. Ghost beaders, I guess I would call them.