Thursday, July 20, 2006

Great fun to do

These bracelets were made from a pattern called Twin Serpentine by Carole Rodgers in Jewelry Craft Magazine. They were the perfect design to compliment Nancy Sathre-Vogel's Beaded Buttons as seen in Bead & Button August 2006. Nancy's original button was a little large for this particular bracelet as it is very delicate looking, so I adapted her design a bit and made it smaller to better fit the bracelet. It is such a fun button to make that I just couldn't stop, as you
can see. I even made one about 1/2 the size of a dime to fit a single Serpentine bracelet. I made it for a friend and coworker so I don't have a picture of it.
These are the first buttons I made from Nancy's pattern. It was very easy to follow and I highly recommend you try it.
This is a close-up of the bracelet pattern. It's very nice and feels wonderful on. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A place to bead

How about this for a place to bead? Not bad. This is the beautiful coast of California at Cambria. There is a small State Park there where my friend and I like to go and work on our
beading projects. It's peaceful and sunny most of the time. Even when it's foggy, it's a great place
to bead. You can't beat the views. This trip we went just to get away from the hot San Juaquin Valley weather (105). It was in the mid 60's while we were there. We discovered Paula Radke's shop in Morro Bay this trip. We plan to take a class there later this month.
This headland kept disappearing in the fog while we were there. We watched otters playing in the bay. There were lots of people in kayacs out in the ocean. Of course the gulls kept us company. Posted by Picasa