Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bracelet & Gifts

Finally got a picture of my first attempt at peyote stitch. The b/f helped me out, these beads are so tiny it's impossible for my little camera to focus on them, so we had to get the big guns out. :)
So this is peyote (odd-count) stitch. I'm gonna get some more beads and make up some basic bracelets to start. But it's really easy to do actually and quite quick. I like it!


My birthday is next week, but I've already got some early gifts coming in. A HUGE thank you to Evalina who graciously gifted me with a HAED pattern I'd been dying to get. It's Swan Song. Sooo pretty!

I also did a little bit of my own pre-birthday shopping last week, got the first three in the new Lizzie Kate Halloween set called "Halloween rules". It's just too cute. The whole piece looks like this:


And since my gift from Evalina (again, I know she's awesome right!) at Christmas I am loving the perforated paper that my Santa is on. So I got these cute masks from Mill Hill also done on the paper.



More updates coming later this week with some progress pics.
Giveaway will be next week (likely closing after my birthday on the 22nd, watch for it!)

13 comments:

Vonna said...

I tell you, I too keep on looking and looking at the Halloween Rules...it is just cute...I'll be looking forward to watching your progress on it :)

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you Mel for kind words and happy birthday! I love your bracelet. Maybe one day I will learn how to do it and can make one in turquise and gold, kind of Egyptian style... or maybe you can teach me?

Nancy M said...

How nice of Evalina to enable you!!! That's a nice HAED and I've never seen those Mill Hill patterns before. I've seen lots of people oing and ahing over that Halloween piece. I'll have fun watching all the progress photos going up over that one! Nice bead stitching too! Happy Birthday early!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Love your bracelet, Mel! It's looks beautiful. The staggered vertical lines in the middle are particularly nice, and all your rows are so even! When I took my first stab at peyote, my rows were higgedly-piggly all over the place :) I'm still not very good at it, so I stick mostly to looming. I think it'll look lovely when you get it finished! The colours are great.

Meari said...

The bracelet turned out really nice, Mel. Nice bday gifties, too. Very cool charts! Happy Early Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Your bracelet looks very nice. Nice birthday gifts.

Marl

рыжая said...

Браслет получается милым.Поздравляю с подарками они замечательные.

Carol said...

The beading looks good.
Love all the projects.
I am not yet up to the challenge of tackling a HAED.Swan Song looks like it will be impressive.

Maureen said...

Oh that HAED design is so gorgeous - what a great gift you have received. I've been admiring Nene Thomas' designs for a while but can't decide which one i like best.

silentsgirl said...

What a lovely update - great gifts from Evalina and Amy, and the peyote stitch is coming along beautifully.

Pumpkin said...

Great job on the beading Mel! I haven't done any beading in years. I hope I remember how to do it ;o)

What lovely gifts! Hey, what are birthdays for? LOL!

Katrien said...

a Belated Happy Birthday!
Those Masks are going to look great. Your new LK-piece looks cute indeed. And congrats on your gift! Your beading looks great too!

Jeanniejeanniejeannie said...

Hi there, WOW what a beautiful blog...you Mardi Gras masks colors make these look really real!
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