Saturday, June 28, 2014

:)

I haven't really had much time to blog the past year and half.

In October last year I found out I finally got pregnant, been trying for almost two years, and finally we got out wish.

I gave birth a month earlier than planned, and I have been so busy this past year, and I will only get less time for beading as my baby boy grows. Perhaps someday in the future I will get the time and passion back. It takes a lot of time and inspiration to keep beading, not to mention money :P

I have been deleting a few things on the blog, so if there's missing some pictures that's why. I will keep the blog up, cause I still get e-mails here and there thanking me for the tutorials. But I am not active here anymore. But like I said, perhaps some time in the future I will get back into beading.

Take care

Friday, June 7, 2013

I am sooo not a good blogger!

I am so sorry, for not keeping in touch more..

I wanted to delete the blog, but I have received some lovely e-mails regarding my Pondo stitch tutorials and more, and I decided to keep this blog open, and I'll post a little here and there.

The truth is, I don't have the time I used to. And beading is just not something I do much of anymore. I miss it, I really do, but there's so many other things to do.

Before I had a weekend off. My husband would be working and my son would be at his grandparents. And that left a lot of time for beading. My husband has other hours now and we have our son home like normal families. I love it. Getting more time with him, I cherish.

:)

So since last I have turned 30, and I feel wonderful. :)

I love your emails, I may not have the time to reply, but I do read every one. ;D




Monday, March 25, 2013

Okay, here's a little update

Lately we have been doing a little spring cleaning at home. Moving stuff around so things are more neat around our house.

My husband got a man-cave down in the basement after we cleared all our boxes, and I'll tell ya, we got rid of a LOT of stuff. We had some paper that were over ten years old. Yeah I know I am only 29, my husband and I have been together for 13 ½ years ;)

We also went through our clothes, I had a few items I just can't fit anymore, in a good way ;) Been loosing a bit of weight so need to make room for smaller clothes. Yaii me ;)

My son has even been helping around a little.. We have been going through all of his toys and, he kept most of them, but the "baby" items all got tossed in a bag and up in the attic.

As you can tell I've been busy, but still had time for being crafty. Not as much as I would have liked, but hey I am happy with what I've got ;)

I made one more thing for my creative pay it forward 2013

This is what I made, sadly I forgot to take pictures of it all before I gave it away..

This is just a wrap around bracelet with a bronze flower button ;)


These I saw on Pinterest, there's not a tutorial for them, I made them a little different from the original one, but kept the same colors. Red and bronze 



Had a competision with a friend, who could make the longest pair of wearable earrings. She won. We had to test them out, I got really irritated of mine LOL They got cough in everything, I am not one for long earrings, these are getting in my UFO box and perhaps a new idea will rise sometime. 

Ehm.. it really does look prettier on I most say, I'll take a new picture one day. 

Just a little simple one.



"Too girly girl" was my husbands first thought, and to be honest mine also, but it looks better on me ;)

Blue, I love blue!

Here's a bracelet with a lot of different things in it. I have been knotting a little here and there. There's some wooden decoupage beads, not made by me. Some hand carved bone beads again not by me, and then there's some nylon thread and all on leather cord. It has quickly become a favorite piece. 

A little something something. 


This turned out blurry, but still hope you're able to see it. It is tied together with a cotton thread. 

A little gray. 

Well this is it for now, :) Until next time.




Sunday, March 3, 2013

overwhelmed

yeah that's what I feel like lately.

I've been overwhelmed by pinterest. I assume most of you know that site, and I love it. I am a very organized person I love I can use pinterest for inspiration and sort through my pins, but OMG I have so many ideas, things I would like to try out and not enough time or money. And then I get disciraged, you know?

Well anyway lately I been sewing a bit, I love sewing, just haven't done it for years. Further more I have spend my energy on loosing weight, and so far so good. Spring has arrived and that means time for cleaning and getting the house in shape after a cold winter. But I am beginning to feel the need to bead LOL

But I have made some jewelry though, it's not all bad LOL, I also have a lot I haven't had a chance to take a picture of yet. Here are some earrings, it has quickly become my favorite pair. My eyes and glasses are the same color as the bicones I've used.


 These my son made for me, well he put on the beads and I made the wrapping, the chose the hoops and I adore this pair, plus they are really fun and bright to look at, right?

I needed a neutral pair of earrings and I had some "scrap" beads lefter over so these were the result.

 I love knotting. It is so relaxing and fun. These tiny 4mm round beads are so beautiful, but the where a little irregular, so not great in a beaded piece, but then I saw I have some silk thread and here it is. I can be a necklace, double necklace or a bracelet like in the picture.

A friend of mine, her mom needed a long black necklace with a loop in the middle so she would attach different pendants to it. She really likes horn, wood and nuts, this is made from horn and a silver bead. the pendant is a beautiful leaf shaped piece of coconut

his was a quick piece made from some leather scraps, just a everyday piece, I love gray and pink together.

 Here's my son doing some doodling, I have been doing some for some cards for the creative pay it forward challenge, and he likes it so much that one day I found him doodling around on a piece of paper. He is good right?

 Like I said I had been sewing a little lately, and here's a spring jacket for my son. He choose that fabric, he is 6 years old and he knows what he wants I'll tell ya. His favorite color is red as you can tell, and this star pattern is just awesome, he wears this jacket with pride, "my mom made this" he tells everyone, I get really shy when he does it, but I love him for it. He is so easy to please. And very grateful. Sometimes he asks me to make stuff for him, he is not always very realistic though LOL, has had a lot of faith in my creative abilities, but I tell ya, I do have limitations. ;)





Thursday, February 7, 2013

Creative pay it forward


I have made two of the "Creative pay it forward" gifts. I still need to make 3 more and one extra just for fun.
for my friend S I pulled out my crochet hooks and made some boot cuffs for her, and a pair of earring. Further more I made her a zentangle card, here it is: This is the pattern for the Boot Cuffs


And for my friend E I also made a zentangle card and I crochet a "scarf" for her, here is the pattern I used for the scarf And the picture here:


 And the card





Saturday, January 12, 2013

So it's new year

This year I will be sharing more of my crafty ideas, project and pieces. I have a ton of unfinished things around here. My goal is to finish most of them, the ones I don't finish I either rip up or throw out.
Have you seen the "pay it forward" message on Facebook? I have posted it and I got takers straight away ;) I am so looking forward to it. I love the idea, you post this on your Facebook status:


"Creative Pay-It-Forward: the first five people to comment on this status will receive from me, sometime in this calendar year, a gift - perhaps a book, baked goods, a candle or music.. a surprise! There will likely be no warning and it will happen when the mood strikes me. The catch? You five people must make the same offer in your fb status"

So I did this even got a sixth person, she commented but after the first five, but I can't leave her hanging haha besides I all ready know what I'll make for her.

I will be posting the gifts I send and the ones I receive, I commented on four others so I am so excited. I think this is a very very sweet idea and I would like to spread a little love and thought out to my friends.

Anyway I have finished some of the first present, just need to make a card and wrap it up really nice, and the ideas.. well I think it is very good we have pinterest LOL

Feel free to follow me http://pinterest.com/diddah/

So these past days I have been working on a few things to get back in to beading again. Been crazy here with Christmas and new years and I finally have time for my self again.

Bracelets first, these two I made from a pattern, you can find it here: shambaduo I chanced a few things, I beaded around the top duo and used less beads  at the beginning.


 This is actually an old bracelet. I bought it waaaaay back when, one of the very first pieces I ever bought actually. Well I was never really a jewelry kind of girl, I got my ears pierced when I was 20 and from that moment on I began to buy and love jewelry. This bracelet was made with elastic cord, but I hate working with elastic and I always manage to brake it, store bought or not. But here it is new and improved.

I wanted to make one of these bracelets cause I've seen a thousand of them and loved them, but I'd might have to face that this really isn't me. I think I'll try with some stones and not crystals, even thought about using  my sons plastic beads, you know the ones you ion, just to have some fun with it. Perhaps a make one with glow in the dark beads for my sister in law (she is a party girl)

 Plus black leather cord is not something that looks good on me either as you can see, and I am not a leather fan so this is (ofcause) fake leather, but still not me. But making the bracelet was a lot of fun and really not the last one I'll make but perhaps a goal for me is to stay more true to my self and my own style. Perhaps finding my style would be a key thing to do first, right :P

Earrings are up next

Nothing fancy just a nice pair of everyday wear earrings. I love this type of hoop, comfortable to wear and I don't drop them LOL ;) 

I saw these at MadDesigns, here's a link for ya 30 minute earrings I love the design, and so simple, you need to know C.R.A.W. to do this, I have a tutorial you can use ;)


 A pair of fancy earrings again to dark for me, but I still love them a lot. Aren't they cute? And very simple.

 Last but not least I have a ring I made. It is my design, I used Pondo stitch for this.

 Here it is on me. I love rings, but I have chubby fingers so it's rare I find rings that fit me. That is one of the reasons I taught my self how to bead.

So this is it for this time, take care and I'll be back soon with some pay it forward update ;) Yaii I do hope I have inspired some of you out there, feel free to contact me or leave a comment. I love hearing from you. ;)




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another December - had this blog for almost a year

Hi there

Can you believe it's December all ready? I've been planning for a loooong time for this Christmas. Making Christmas cards, shopping, planning our mischievous elf visit and all sorts of fun things, but the days seem to go by so fast, I haven't even send out my Christmas cards yet. And you know this week and weekend are all filled up with things to do and after that it is very close to Christmas. But we'll make it all, I am sure. ;D

Anyway I updated my entry with the beading process take a look here. I apologize for not writing more, but you all know how it is.

I've made a few beading things, but not a lot it has been more Christmas crafts and Elf stuff ;) I'll post stories about him soon, perhaps you'll get some ideas :)


Are you familiar with the gossiping goddess bracelets? They are so much fun and super easy, here is the one I've made, I will make more at a later time. 


Here's the tutorial for the gossiping goddess bracelet

And that's it folks, for now.




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Beading process

Today I am going to share my beading process with you guys..

I talked to a friend a few days ago and both she and I came to realize we have really different ways of thinking LOL Well when it comes to our creative process that is. 

I use a lot of time on "research" with that I mean, I have a BOARD on pinterest for jewelry, I usually use it for inspiration, color, stitch or something totally different or if I want to bead and just don't know what to bead, a bead fix I call it ;) 

In this particular process I am going to share with you, I will work from a theme. 

I am in a bead swap group here in Denmark, and we are swapping beads and we have to make something from them according to a theme. 

Today's theme is WINTER! 

First I looked through my board, (feel free to follow me in pinterest BTW)

Okay I gathered all the beads I had I felt was perfect for the theme. Let the inspiration flow...

The swapped beads are in the brown square lit. ;) And sorry the mess LOL I work really good like this when I am brainstorming

And now it is time for some doodling on my paper

When I doodle I do not think about how can I do this, or do I know how to do this stitch, I just doodle. ;) Many of these ideas will change a lot, some way turn out totally different later, I'll show you..

The top drawing the the teardrop, I wanted to make a spiral rope with twin beads, but as I made the spiral I realized I would not have enough beads for a necklace, plus it was WAY to thick for that kind of necklace, so it became a bracelet instead. I am really happy with it. It was only my second time making a spiral rope. When I came across the tutorial I knew I wanted to try it ;) spiral rope with twin beads




The next one I wanted to give ago was another necklace. The one with the side drilled triangle bead ;) When I started this piece, I wanted to make this particular necklace, and it was so much fun, But when I needed to attach the triangle bead, my pendant, I didn't think it went very well with the rest, so my necklace became a bracelet. 


I haven't had time for the rest of the ideas, yet, but check back and I will keep this updated. Please also if you'd like to share your process with me feel free to write to me ;) 

The plans I had for the coin bead changed a few times during the process, then I found a Russian tutorial, and I had to do it, A few changes though more rounds of peyote and fewer beads to go around, other than that it is pretty much the same as in the tutorial. I am still not finished with it, need to make a chain or something, not sure I have the right idea just yet. Here it is:

Front


 Back


The tutorial I used you can find here: pendant

Also I made some earrings also in the winter theme, darker more frozen winter though, but they turned out really well, the picture did not, bear with me.


Here's a little more

The earrings I drew with the freshwater pearls, I finally made them.


And the chain idea to my pendant, well it became a simple necklace on it's own





Monday, November 12, 2012

A little new..

So I've had this blog almost a year. I am not as active as I want to, but I am glad with what I've done so far.

Lately I've been preparing for Christmas. I've made a little Christmas folder to take with me when I go shopping ;) I've printed a few things from this:  Genius website It is so clever, I've seen a few Christmas planners out there, I think I am making one next year, but this year I only have the printouts. It is so helpful, every year I've thought I could remember it all, but as soon as I step in side a store everything/wish goes out "the window" But not this year ;)

I've also been making Christmas cards, and I am almost done, there's a lot this year. ;) I will post pictures once I am all done, so far it is just a big pile of mess. I am trying to get more organized.

This year my son get's a visit from an Elf, one of Santa's helpers you know ;) I am so looking forward to that, I love everything about Christmas, and this year I have a plan to do some of the things I always says I am going to do.

Besides from all this, I have been making a little here and there ;)

These two necklaces are for a very close friends mother. She wanted a light necklace, the first one is made with nuts on a cotton cord, I knotted in between each bead/nut. She also wanted a few pendants she could snap on and of.


This one is also for her, wood beads, with little silver in between on wire with a toggle clasp. Also with a snap op pendant.

Remember my hexagon weave bracelet? Well here's two more in new colors. Black and red



And here ind Black, blue and green




Here's a party bracelet. I can not remember where I saw this little star pattern I put together for this bracelet. If you see it let me know so I can credit the designer ;) Here is a link for a tutorial for arabic motifs cuff


This hugs and kisses bracelet I made trying to make a ring (like the green one), but then decided to make it in to a bracelet in stead.

 And finally here's a knotted bracelet made from the beads I had left from the necklaces in the beginning of these pictures. ;D