Friday, October 27, 2017

Fourth Freebie Friday Pattern 10-27-2017 Marjorie Cuff

It's that time again... Freebie Friday Pattern!

This time, I've picked a pattern that just seemed to evolve on it's own and isn't really based on a holiday or occasion... it's just something nice to wear. Of course, someday I would like to get around to changing the colors, but right now, I'd settle for seeing one of you come up with different colors and beading it up. Anyway, this bracelet is called "Marjorie" and it is just fun and light, nothing serious, just easy going.


Okay, here are the dirty details:::: It is 2-drop Odd Count Peyote, it uses 6 different colors of Delicas, it is a repeating pattern so you can make it as long or as short as you want. 

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do ONE thing:
  1. Send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The contact form is located at the top of the page. Now, if you would like to leave a comment on my blog, well, that is just gravy and I would certainly appreciate it... Feel free to comment on whether you like the pattern or not or if you have a blog I should check out, or how you use the pattern. 
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for loom or square stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and these bracelets really aren't big enough or complex enough to really require a Word chart.)
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Third Freebie Pattern Friday 10-13-2017 Olive Juice Cuff

Here is my Third Freebie Pattern Friday post. As with the others, you need to go down to the end of the post and comment on THIS post and whatever other Freebie Pattern Friday post you want the pattern to. So if you want three patterns, then you need to leave 3 different comments on the relevant posts. AND then you need to contact me using the Contact Form on the side of this post so that I have your email address to send my free pattern to. If you have questions, please ask.

Anyway, here is the pattern!! I'm celebrating my 20th Anniversary this week and so I decided I wanted to share a fun pattern with you... it was inspired by olives in a martini glass. I don't know what it is about a martini glass with olives and alcohol... I've only ever had one in my life and it was terrible. I assume it was because it was made with cheap gin, but who knows. The idea of a martini evokes celebrating to me... I guess because it isn't something that would be had every day? I don't know. I don't drink very often.


So, the cuff is made with Odd Count 2-Drop Peyote Stitch.... probably my favorite stitch. The pic is from a few years ago before New Years Eve... it was made for celebrating. I hope you enjoy it.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do ONE thing:
  1. Send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The contact form is located at the top of the page. Now, if you would like to leave a comment on my blog, well, that is just gravy and I would certainly appreciate it... Feel free to comment on whether you like the pattern or not or if you have a blog I should check out, or how you use the pattern. 
 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for loom or square stitch are not included 
  • Directions for finishing the cuff are not included, i.e. picot edging, attaching to leather, adding loops and toggles or buttons. 
  • Word chart of the pattern is not included (I like to cut down on the use of paper and these bracelets really aren't big enough or complex enough to really require a Word chart.)
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Joe Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.  Anyway, I plan on starting this on Friday, September 15th, 2017 so please come back!

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 
 

Monday, October 02, 2017

Monday Musings 10-2-2017 Huichol Beading

In August I participated in my first bead-a-long with one of the FB beading groups. The main subject was Huichol Beading. The patterns presented were from a couple of different sources and one I found while on Pinterest. I had been interested in this style for quite a while, but hadn't done any beading in August because I wasn't in the mood. We had to say goodbye to one of our dogs.  She had been with us forever and has left a big hole in our hearts. Anyway, now is not the time, otherwise I'll just start crying and not finish this post.


Anyway, here is a pic of all of the ones I did over the last couple of days of August. One of the flowers is from Kat Adair. Notice I did one in size 11/0 Czech beads,  then did a couple in size 13/0 Czech Cut Beads and then 15/0 seed beads (mixed brands.)  The other was done using a couple of videos by BeadingByMiroslavo, I cannot find the specific videos anymore because Youtube removed all of the videos. The lady that translates the videos is doing it all again and getting them uploaded again when she has the chance. Just do a search and all kinds of patterns come up.


These next two photos show what happened when I used Protecta Clear on the beads to stiffen up the beadwork. The opaque beads are a-okay, but the transparent ones bled a bit. I don't really mind in this instance because it just made the white beads pink. I will have to keep this in mind, though, when using the Protecta Clear in the future. This was my first time using the Protecta Clear and I had purchased it from Amazon. It did a great job stiffening up the flowers and now I just need to put ear wires on them.


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