Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Final...Brown Iris Flat Peyote

Thanks to Kokopelli's comment on yesterday's post, I decided not to use the gold metallic e-beads for my flat peyote bracelet just in case the metal rubs off.

When she said I should make sure that wouldn't happen, I remembered I had used some of these as spacers many years ago when I first started beading and eventually the outer coating did rub off a bit. (Thank you!)

I decided to use the brown iris e-bead mix in a flat peyote stitch bracelet. I think I ended up with 8 beads across and have about 2.5 inches done. It took about an hour because I had to cut off my first attempt and start over AND I had a couple furry little friends who were taking turns needing attention. :)

I'm kind of excited about possibly using my flat peyote as a base for sewing on some other embellishments. Now that would be a first for me!! I think it was Sara from Softflex who suggested it. (Thank you!)

I LOVE getting suggestions and guidance from you guys!! I don't have anyone to bead with here so I sincerely appreciate my virtual beading friends!! :)

Beginning next week, I will be thanking everyone who has commented on A Bead A Day in the last few months. I will be incorporating "thank you's" with links back to some great bead bloggers for the next couple of weeks. This is such a highlight for me every day!! I am so happy to see you guys here and love helping others make new connections!

11 comments:

Kokopelli said...

Oops, I didn't want to "ruin" your original plan, but I thought I should mention it, as this is a common problem with metallic beads.

As for the embellishment: there are so many ways. I lately got a bracelet that was embellished with dagger beads on top of a peyote strip. Maybe I can send you a pic of it, if I find one. Or add an edging with nice sparkly crystals.

Higgins Design Studio said...

The galvanized beads have historically had that problem. Thank you Kokopelli for mentioning it, I didn't think to. There are new ones out there now, from Miyuki, they are called Duracoat Galvanized, their coating remains nice for a long time. I wore a test bracelet for 2 weeks 24/7 and the color did not even start to come off. The old kind, the color was gone in 3 days.
Have fun with your playing! Can't wait to see your final bracelet!

Cheryl's Jewelry Minute said...

Thanks for mentioning the rub off, I haven't even thought of that.

Beadwright said...

Kokopelli is awesome. She is a terrific beader. I look forward to seeing how your bracelet turns out.

Have a great day
Nicole/Beadwright

d'Olivia said...

Good to know about the galvanized beads. Now you'll need to think of a design for those gold beads that wouldn't get a lot of wear. ? Perhaps you can shellac them into a resin or something. Good luck!

JustATish said...

I love these beads....they look like chocolate.... yum :)

Lisa Crone said...

Well, I totally agree that Kokopelli is awesome! This is what makes blogging so fun and worthwhile! Like a quilting circle! I added a few rows to my bracelet this morning when I should have been getting ready for work! :) I can't wait to get it finished so I can share! thanks guys!

Honey said...

Wonderfull

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coolmoon said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of addiction to SEED BEADS. Once you've gotten used to Peyote stitch, you'll want to learn the others - there is sooooo much you can do with seed beads. Can't wait to see your bracelet when done...I bet you're already planning seed bead project #2....

Hannah said...

I made a bracelet with silver colored seed beads and the coating has already come off!!