Tuesday, March 16, 2010

See What I Made with Maudie's Beads!

About three weeks ago I saw a post about a bead giveaway on Maudiesart blog. So I flew over to the blog and was astounded by the lovely lampwork beads that Ann made and was giving away to whomever commented on the set they'd like to have!  My pudgy little fingers were flying over the keys in my haste to claim the emerald green and mauve bead set.  And lo and behold, about 4 days later they arrived in my mailbox! I ripped open that package and went straight to my workbench. I have to admit I didn't make anything right then. I let them lay there for a few days among some complementary beads that I tossed on the bead mat. I had a concept in my head, but I didn't want to rush anything. 

Over the weekend, I finally started assembling my set. I made a scissor fob using several of the lampwork beads and a set of knitting stitch markers
using one of them for the beginning of the round marker. Then I made large and small counting pins for cross stitch and needlepoint that match and a set of crochet stitch markers that match.  I love this fob so much I really don't want to give it up, but put it in my Etsy shop anyway. If you hurry, you might just be able to add the whole set to your collection.


And you really need to see all the lovely beads that are available from Maudies. And visit her shop on Etsy too.  You'll be inspired to make something really beautiful. (Plus, the fish beads are too cute to believe!)

8 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! I love the orange and green one I bought from you. I get compliments on it all the time. :)

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  2. So pretty -- I love the colors too!

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  3. Those are so pretty! Love the color combo.

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  5. They are sooooo pretty Tommye! I love beaded things, but have yet to master how to do that.

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  6. Those are absolutely beautiful! I am in love with the color of the tassels!

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  7. Thank you so much Tommye! I am so happy that I was able to give some of my beads to such talented artists! I am so impressed that you make those wonderful tassels! That is an ability I do not possess!

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