Monday, 23 January 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 60 - Use Beads

This week on Crafty Cardmakers, we're challenging you to use beads. They can be added to to a card or anything else you choose to make, or you can be a tad literal like I was, and 'just' use beads (and some beading thread and a button.)

We are sponsored this time by


I hadn't used my bead loom for a while, so it was good to take it out. My daughter wanted a bracelet to go with a new dress, so we chose some beads and a simple pattern, and that was it! The beads are by Gutterman (via Hobbycraft) and the button is from my box of recycled buttons. I enjoyed this project, but I only know pretty basic use of a bead loom. I'm sure there must be some more complex things you can do with one, so I think I'll do a little research!

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Truly Madly Crafty where anything goes,
Crafty Sentiments where anything goes,
Tuesday Throwdown where they want neutral colours (various shades of black, white and grey)
Sir Stampalot where they want monochromatic projects (various shades of black, white and grey)
The Craft Garden where they want monochromatic projects,
Little Claire's where they want anything but a card.



Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, what a clever idea and I am a jeweller it never even crossed my mind !! Beautiful bracelet and such a lovely colour too. !


Feebsy said...

I think your bracelet is so pretty and what a perfect way to accessorise your daughters dress. I'm so impressed with your creativity, I wouldn't know where to start with a bead loom!


Jack said...

Fab bracelet. I thought at first it was sewn seed beads as I've not seen work on a loom before. xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty bracelet I know I have a loom in the cupboard somewhere I may need to take to the next craft club and have a go.

Bea und Doreen said...

beautiful bracalet - wonderful colours.
Doreen xx

Deedee Anderson said...

So lovely, and how special for your daughter to have a bracelet handmade by you! Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous bracelet, you daughter I'm sure loves it.

Anne said...

I would say that you have successfully used beads on your project.. LOL .. this is a lovley bracelet.. thanks for sharing..

Papercraft By Carole said...

This is lovely - and it looks fairly complicated to me!!! Your daughter must have loved it!! Cxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful, so nice to see some loom bead work haven't had mine out in years, love it! Thanks or sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week!
Sorry for late comment just trying to catch up.....
Big hugs Jo xxx

Kim x said...

This is lovely. I wouldn't know where to start with a bead loom, but I might be tempted if it is really that easy xx

Sally said...

A beautiful bracelet & great bead work. Clever you.
Sally x

brenda said...

What a pretty bracelet and so nice to have an different form of craft entered.

Thank you so much for joining in our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful bracelet, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

pinky said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Mynnette said...

Can I just say that I ADORE the use of the button to close this bracelet?! How clever! I think this is so pretty--and the sparkle is fabulous!!!

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic bracelet Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)


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