Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Whole "KIT" 'n kaboodle

I'm holding off on any bead embroidery projects until I get my order of Nicole's BeadBacking.  From what I hear, its some pretty fantastic stuff.  So in the meantime, I was scrounging around the studio and came across 2 kits gathering dust.

The first one is a simple bracelet kit from Mzuribeads featuring those awesome handmade paper beads.  I'm not a 'stringer' kind of girl, so I  tried to embelish the beads.



Neither attempt was any good, and I was getting annoyed.   Simple stringing it is then.



Next I came across another one of those fan-tab-u-lous Toho Ring Kits that I got at Artbeads.com.  I have said it before and I will say it again:  I LOVE these kits!  So organized, clear illustrations, gorgeous beads and takes just a bit over an hour to put together. 

Just look at the focal bead!  Just beauty-full.

Sunlight brings out some gorgeous turquoise green hues
You can see how domed the ring is - just loaded with beads!

A Family Portrait....

Psst,  my ring family will soon be expanding.  I just ordered another kit!

Links to the goodies:
  Beadbacking -- Beadwright
Paper beads -- Mzuribeads
Ring Kit -- Artbeads.com

Bead Happy and Often


3 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love the colors in your bracelet--we must be thinking alike; I just made some quilled supplies in pink & green. The ring really looks nice--I may have to order one of those kits!

I can confirm...Nicole's beadbacking is the best! I use nothing else!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Ok, you inspired me...I just order a ring kit! You'll have to wait to see which one, LOL!

Beadwright said...

Hey Lynn Nicole's BeadBacking should be there tomorrow. Also I love the candy bracelet. It looks good enough to eat. The rings are just beautiful. Thanks for linking back to me.
Have a great evening
Nicole/Beadwright