Wednesday, November 28, 2007

just what is this??????


be damned if i know!!!
lol~this is my first attempt at makiing a beaded pen cover~many thanks to aryde'll
~'gypsy'~
for helping me make sense of a bead pattern :)
its a really bad pic~
well the piece isn't that good either!
like i said ~first attempt~
its a do over for today~lets see what i can do this time armed with more knowledge~
and a lot less fear of little tiny pieces of glass
one thing i did learn~tension applys to beads too~
its not just for headaches~necks~or hands anymore :D

8 comments:

Sherry said...

It looks nice...it looks like a bracelet or a necklace..I'm totallyl thrown though.. what is a beaded pen cover?@?!

Jo Anne Owens said...

Hey Tammy!! If all else fails you can use it as a base for a free form bracelet! LOL

I had no idea you had a blog...should have known you would but didn't really think about it!
I am looking forward to reading more...stop over at my blog to see what I have been up to too!!

Smiles! Jo Anne

tammy lang said...

hi sherry and jo anne
thanks for stopping by:)
sherry-i am trying to make a beaded cover that will go around a pen for writing-but i am just about ready to throw it out the window!!! argh-what was i thinking!
jo anne-my blog has been up for about 2 months now:)
i will stop by and give yours a visit :)

Sherry said...

Now I understand, and I understand your frustrations!! Sometimes the things we want to do and know we should be able to do frustrate us the most!!

tammy lang said...

hi sherry
yes i have to seek out sweetie 'gypsy' for more help:)
it is frustrating because i am 'getting' it but i just can't 'get' it to work
LOL does that make sense??
stay tuned:)

Gypsy said...

OK, after getting to see it, your only 'problem' is the actual uneveness of Czech beads...they take alot of culling to get the same sizes..
So, now we use Joetta's trick.
You are going to use a thin piece of wire, small enough diamter to go into the first row beads.
String on your first and second row beads like you did already, or just take off beads to get to that point.
You might also try putting the wire in now, before taking anything off. I can see your pattern coming out nicely, and it may save you some work.
Put that wire into all those first row beads, which should hold it at least somewhat straight, so that beading the next rows will be easier.
if it helps, you get to thank Joetta for that trick!
Aryd'ell

tammy lang said...

hey gypsy
yes i am not using all the same size beads:(
oh well just another reason to buy more-expect a email from me really really soon-
'Houston we have a probelm"
:)
tammy

Gypsy said...

Not a problem, Tammy, to use different size beads to make the pattern stand out...you just need the stability of that wire, so that it can happen.
Now, go dry your tears, and get that wire out, and try with what you have already, without taking apart!
It will work out fine in the end.
OR....being as this is Sunday, call me this afternoon. My number is in the BAD database...I can call you back on my cell- have free minutes weekends-LOL!
Aryd'ell