Saturday, July 25, 2009

The site for the Inspiration for my ornament

It was Polish, not Russian and Riet found it for me. This site is worth visiting. The tatter is really gifted. I used the bracelet design as the basis for the bell so can not claim it as my own or share the pattern. Thanks Riet for your great detective work. Terry
The site of the lovely jewelry: www.koroneczka.pl/?p=productsList


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Linda Davies Heart with an attitude

Linda Davies posted this delightful heart on her page. I went to our local bead store and when I saw this angel bead, I knew just what to do with it. I added lots of beads for pizzaz. The picture isn't the greatest but you can get it bigger by clicking on it. Thank you Linda for a delightful design.

The Bonnie Belle Ornament

Here is my newest bell pattern called The Bonnie Belle. It is based on a jewelry pattern by a Russian designer. I don't have her name so I can't get her permission to post the pattern.
I especially like the Swarovski crystal centers with the seed beads all around the circle. It takes about 250 beads, 2 shuttles with split rings and a 3rd thread encapsulation to carry the crystals and the bead between motifs. It's still a fairly easy pattern. There isn't a pattern with the jewelry pictures, that I had to figure out.