Saturday, January 23, 2010
San Diego Art Institute Conference Room—Tues., Feb 16, 12 noon to 2 PM
Fee: $5 SDAI Members, $10 non-members
Limit: 10 adults
Class will cover basic stitches (chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet), and basic foundations—standard chain stitch for flat, square pieces and for “crocheting in the round”, and a ring start for flat circular pieces.
1 skein of a smooth, worsted weight yarn in a light or bright color (Red Heart “Super Saver”, “Vanna’s Choice” or similar acrylic yarns; Peaches & Crème or Sugar & Cream cotton yarn).
K, L, M or N hook— aluminum, plastic, wood or bamboo. Note: if you have arthritis or your hands get cold easily—wood or bamboo are better choices.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Have finished a Groo "kopin bag" and a matching water bottle carrier, and have supplies for UY 25th Anniv cell phone charms and DoD items. Now to find the time to make them....
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Scanned in Stan's sticker... adjusted the colors... uploaded it to "Easy Bead Patterns 2.0" software... corrected/adjusted the "pixels"... all in all, about a 2 hr process.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
If you have a Facebook account, you can become a "fan" of my page-- I think that will mean you'll get updates when I add anything to the page. Anyway... I put up a few albums of my beadwork and crochet projects.
I am once again reminded I really need to get pictures taken of a lot more....
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
"TOO PRECIOUS" Necklace
The "challenge" was to use a baggie of beads-- mostly seed beads-- in various bright "jewel tones": sapphire, fushia, teal, and purple seed beads, and a few other smallish beads. The theme was Deep Jewel Tones. http://sdbeadsociety.org/members/challenges.htm
I added amethyst, apatite, citrine, and peridot gemstones (mostly chips/mini-nuggets), additional glass and paua beads, and the utterly, too precious Hello Kitty acrylic beads I got from Chris Prussing (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5569264). The clasp is Bali silver with a faceted amethyst.
FAQ Answers: No, this one is not for sale. Yes, I wear it. To work. No, I don't have instructions-- I kinda made it up as I went along, and really can't say exactly how I did it... other than that each strand is a different length of strung beads, brought into a single strand to which is attached the clasp. I have no idea how much it cost to make, or where I got anything except the challenge beads and the Hello Kitty beads.... and I don't think Chris has anymore of those (she has some very cool beaded beads, though...).