Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Present Challenge and Idea for Future One

In the last couple of months Aryd'ell has treated our members to step by step instructions, including work-in-progress photographs, on how to create a freeform bracelet. These lessons offer a variety of techniques to enable members to expand their beading knowledge and hopefully work outside their comfort zone. This photograph shows the first of Aryd'ell's finished bracelets. Isn't it magnificent?

Members have already started to share their freeform efforts with the group in an array of colors and each unique. Some members have done two, or even three since the beginning of the challenge.

Another interesting idea has popped up from our member Rosalie. Perhaps we should think about a Caterpillar bracelet challenge in the future? This would be an excellent idea for using your 'bead soup' collection.

Rosalie's Ideas


Spring Garden

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Debra's Fantastic Beaded Vase

Our member, Debra, has created this absolutely fabulous vase for the BFAC project. How she can part with it is beyond me. Debra is hosting a bead-a-long for Bead Dreamz that runs from September to November. It is a beaded cab with an optional swap. Details are finalized and will be announced soon. Sign-ups have already begun. Make sure you join us and benefit from Debra's superb beading knowledge. Congratulations, Debra. This vase is incredible.