Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brick Stitch Inspiration

     I never thought I would learn so much about myself when I began beading a few years ago. I suspect I'm not the only beader out there that has thought about this. It doesn't hurt that most beading projects, especially stitching, take hours to complete giving me time to process life.
     I'm not going to get all philosophical on ya'll.  I tend to think way too deeply naturally. What I've discovered about myself, is how motivated by food I am.  Many of my color choices have been made because I was craving something yummy. 
     Here is the perfect example.  I made this cuff before I saw the cover of last months Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.


      Look at this cake! I need a bucket for my drool and I haven't even mentioned delicate buttercream frosting surrounding moist, strawberry cake layers!  Be still my beating heart.


     This cuff was made using brick stitch with cylinder and round seed beads.  Czech fire-polish beads create the center to bead around and add a bit of fringe around the bracelet. If only it tasted as good as a gourmet four layered cake!
     This is such a fun design to experiment with color and texture.  Here are some other fun color combinations.  Triangles as well as 6/0, 11/0, 15/0, and cylinder beads were used in these cuffs.




Update: This pattern is now available in my ETSY shop  http://www.etsy.com/shop/PennyDixonDesigns .  Blessings and happy beading!

9 comments:

  1. I love this! Gorgeous. Need a tutorial STAT! :o) Maureen showed me your blog last night over dinner and I'm you're newest biggest fan. I'm all inspired to dig into my decades-old stash of bead goodies...

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    2. Vicki,
      Okay, I'm trying this again. This is all new, so be patient with me! I'm so glad you like this pattern! I'll create a tutorial for it and post it for you! I apologize for responding so late. Summer happened! Blessings!

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  2. Yes PLEASE DO I WANT TO EAT THIS CUFF I Mean Make it, lol, it actually does look edible....
    MuseGimm

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    1. Ivanna,
      I'm so glad you like this cuff! It does look yummy! The tutorial is coming soon! I'm just finishing one for the wire lace earrings I posted earlier. Those will be featured in Bead & Button Magazine this summer. Then I can start on this one!
      Blessings!
      Penny

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  3. Hi there! I too would love the tutorial!!

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  4. Seems very elegant and easy. :)

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  5. Gorgeous!!! I would luv a tutorial as well..

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  6. Wow, this is an amazing masterpiece. I would very much appreciate your sharing this jewel with us drooling beaders and would obviously love a tutorial for this exquisite bracelet.

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