Thursday, March 20, 2008

2008 Bead Cuff Challenge

Final Poll Favorites

Congratulations to Christina, Penny, and Kristen on being voted favorites by the group in the cuff poll. I am truly amazed at the wonderful work turned out by our members. There is so much talent in such a little group. Thank you to everyone for taking on this challenge. Lynn


Thursday, March 13, 2008


Aryd'ell has inspired the Bead Dreamz Group members to try kumihimo, a Japanese weave or braid. She has coined a new term, kumibeado, because as a bead group, one has to add beads to the kumihimo fibers. Traditionally one uses a marudai which is like a wooden stool with a hole in the middle, but Aryd'ell found a foam marudai that one can hold in one's hand. It makes for a fast and effortless way to braid and add beads. Jackie went as far as to take a class in the traditional method and also taught her grandson how to weave. The picture on the left shows the result. The three of us encourage all of the other members to try kumibeado. Please watch for other pictures as more members become involved.

Monday, March 10, 2008

2008 Challenge - Bead Cuff

These beauties were created, most as the owner's first beaded cuff, for a challenge on Bead Dreamz! There are as many different styles, colors, and designs as there are creators...please enjoy! Although all the creations are winners in the group's estimation, two designers will be picked as having the best beaded cuffs by all the members of this group. Those will be featured later in the week. Check back to see if your favorites are picked.