So there I was trying to get together some more designs using Kheops®Par Puca® beads, rummaging through my stash, when I noticed I had some Silky beads, Superduos and 'O' beads in the same colours, my favourite pastel mauve. Now I love black and purple, so I put together this bracelet using that very combination, with black Kheops®
I’ve had to use a two-needle method again. I’m not a big fan of two-needle beading, I find it confusing, but it’s worth it when you’re working on the entire length of the bracelet, and where the beads are such a shape that there is no way to anchor them or tie them securely using a single needle.
I made one with green and white, another colour combo I like, but this time I matched (almost) the Kheops and the Silkys, while the seed beads and SuperDuos are white. It gives a completely different look.
For the second new tutorial, I decided to use a similar pattern, but this time using Kheops and SuperDuos on opposite sides. This creates a more zig-zag feel to the bracelet, and to avoid waving, I used less 'O' beads. Again, different colour combinations created a different effect and I’m really pleased with both of these bracelet.
I’ve also been messing about with photography, finally finding a way of softening the focus in Gimp. So I’ve been out and about collecting flower photos to play with. Here’s some blossom I took last week, before I sprained the ligaments in my knee. Not bad for a point and shoot digital eh?
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.