It only took a year, but this pandemic afforded me the time to buckle down and hold myself accountable to finishing projects I started a long while ago. The Purl Soho Flying Geese beaded loom bracelet was just one of those projects. I started it in earnest back in August 2019 and nearly finished theContinue reading “f.o. : flying geese woven bracelet.”
My latest beading projects on the tray. I haven’t been doing enough of this lately in favor of knitting–I feel like I’m always trying to balance all of my making interests.
I received this amazing beaded loom kit from Purl Soho last week and decided to teach myself a new craft. I’ve done a ton of peyote style beading but never tried weaving beads on a loom. I’m really pleased with this pattern; once the loom was set up (abysmal process), the beading work is doneContinue reading “make | loom beading.”
I’ve been obsessively making these 3D peyote stitch triangle earrings for a few weeks now. I’m in love with the statement they make and the endless color combinations. I also tried my hand at turning one into a large pendant that can fit through a chain around your neck and gifted it to my mumContinue reading “make | peyote stitch earrings.”
I love making these bottle openers for wedding gifts. They are really perfect–something most people need, but also not on a registry and unique to me. You aren’t getting more than one peyote beaded bottle opener at your shower, are you? I completed this matte bead one back in early August, as a gift toContinue reading “f.o. | peyote bead church key.”
I created this peyote stitch church key for my good friend Mackenzie, and her now husband, Matteo, as a wedding shower gift. They both enjoy a nice, cold brew and every household should have at last one special bottle opener. See more of my beading here.
A pair of hand beaded earrings I made for a former student, on her graduation day. I love the color combination and the slightly metallic pink of some of the beads. It definitely makes me want to get out my beads and get making. I think I have too many hobbies; there isn’t enough timeContinue reading “bead.”
My sister made me these incredible 10-inch peyote stitch beaded earrings. Aren’t they to die for? I wish I had more fancy dress places to wear them. More beading (of mine) here.
Another bottle opener made; this one for sean, gifted to him on my trip to Phoenix in June. I hope he liked. More beading here.
another version of my peyote stitch beaded bottle openers, this one gifted to r.r. at the last pints n’ purls, gather here, cambridge. the color palette was picked particularly with her in mind; its hard to top r.r. on color–evidenced, here. more beading at its set.
I finally finished my first peyote stitch bottle opener and I’m fairly pleased with the result so I’ve already begun designing my next one. I’m pretty sure these will make great gifts for all my beer drinking friends come the holidays. You can check out more snaps of the church key over at my beadingContinue reading “church key (peyote stitch), finished 8.7”
I’ve become obsessed of late with traditional peyote beading around things like pens, wine bottle openers, and the above church key, or er, bottle opener. In the true spirit of our heritage, my sister has been making these things for years, and for some reason my interest was finally peaked. For this particular church key,Continue reading “church key, 8.3”