Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Work in Progress: Getting Ahead

I am very happy to report that this week’s mini collar is already finished, and we’re only halfway through the week! This means that I’ll be able to make a little progress on the blue coconut necklace, but probably not enough to finish it just yet. Adding the fringe is extremely time consuming, especially when they just keep getting longer as I go. I would like to get as far as adding the daggers and finding out if it’s all been worth it.

Coconut Fringe Necklace in Progress


Meanwhile, I also have the practice project for our next Peyote Stitch Master Class on the go. Our next lesson will cover tubular peyote and spiral peyote, though the Cellini spiral will get its own lesson and project after we touch on bezels. We’re getting very close to the end of this series, and I’m thinking we should follow with a Right Angle Weave Master Class. A lot of the principles are the same for both stitches, and there are just as many variations to explore.

Spiral Peyote Project in Progress


What are you making this week?

Mortira

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6 comments:

  1. Have you gone to beadsmagic.com? free eye candy and bead patterns, especially for the beaded lace collars you favor.
    Lori F - MN

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    1. I've seen the patterns around but never visited the site. It's full of great projects. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  2. yes please on the RAW master class! its one of the stitches i have a really hard time grasping and your tutorial style is very clear to me.

    i've done a few little projects this week: an eyeball cab in a ruffled bezel and a peyote cuff bracelet inspired by the Winter Soldier to wear to the new Captain America movie this weekend.

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    1. I will definitely keep RAW at the top of the list. Best of luck with your projects!

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  3. 5/12/16 Laura
    If I am going to sell my jewelry on the internet do I have to give a name to each piece as you and some others do?

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    1. Not at all! In fact SEO experts will tell you that naming pieces is the last thing you want to do. Your product titles should really only include important keywords like color, style, shape, material, and theme. Most selling platforms have basic SEO guides and other tips that will help you get started. Good luck to you!

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