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 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.
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 time to make all the things.
I made these peyote stitch beaded earrings for a graduating senior of mine. I think they fit her unique style, are hip to my own style, and will be greatly appreciated.
I haven’t done enough beading lately. I have too many maker interests, and so, something has to give. I go through fits and spurts with a particular craft. But, I should do more of this.
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.
Peyote beading around a bottle opener. This triangle design has been my favorite thus far; have done 3 or 4 more with this very design, but might now retire it.
More peyote style beading at its flickr 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 beading flickr set.
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, I’m using a transparent style bead. It’s a perfect hot weather activity and pattern making is quite a challenge, indeed. You can check out more snaps, and follow my progress with yet another little hobby, over at its flickr set.