The Beaded Week 51

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The last couple of weeks have been all about macrame, no beading at all. Unless you count the beads that go into some of these macrame pieces.

These wave bracelets were fun to make.
On the blue one I forgot to add the clasp before I started knotting so that one will be destroyed eventually. If I had remembered to do this before I ended the piece that would have been good too but as you can see I cut all the cords and now it is impossible to get a lobster clasp on the split ring. Oh well, live and learn.

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I made 2 pair of owl earrings, just for fun. I posted a picture on Instagram and one of my followers there fell in love with them, so those 2 pairs are now on their way to California. 🙂
My cousin saw them on Facebook and she also wanted them so I made 2 pair for her as well. 🙂


I started a bracelet that didn’t really turn out the way I wanted it to, so I destroyed it and made a pair of teal owls with the scraps.


I made a flower mandala following these instructions. This wasn’t that much fun and I don’t know what to do with it. The original plan was to make a pair of earrings but after I finished the first one I didn’t feel like making another one.

thebeadedweek2015_07eThat’s all for now.

Thanks for reading! ♥

2 thoughts on “The Beaded Week 51

  1. Annette,
    the Mandela is beautiful but I can see how it would be boring and tedious to make. How about making a simple long beaded chain to wear as a necklace. Kinda Boho style.
    I am hooked on the Picasso beads. I love the look and the wavy bracelet is so pretty. I did send a message on your FB about the other one without the clasp and the teal owls. I wanted to learn to make myself but am so busy trying to pack up my house and move now that my son has graduated high school and moved to Texas.😢 I want to wear before summer is over..😃
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!


    1. Hi Tracy,
      I saw your comment on Facebook, I will reply to you there as well.
      You’re right, the only option is to wear it as a necklace, unless I could stick it on a hair clip or something like that. Or I could maybe stick it on a small chain and hang it from a zipper on my purse.
      Well, you got me thinking now. 🙂

      The Picasso beads are great. I’m happy Miyuki has started to make them now too. I prefer Miyuki over Toho for most projects.

      The problem with the split ring is that you’d have to spin it trough the cord and that’s nearly impossible to do without unraveling the knots. But I’ll send it to you and you can have a go, if that fails you could add another ring and add the clasp to that one instead.

      Good luck with the move. 🙂


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