Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Twisted!! Using up some bead soup...

After completing my Red and Black embroidered cuff, I had a pretty large "bead soup" left over.

Lots of times I just scoop the whole thing up and put it in a baggie so I can pull it out for projects at a later date. Other times, I sort all of the beads back into their respective tubes, bags or containers. This time, though, I decided to try some crazy freeform bead weaving just for fun - and what fun it was!

So far I've made two cuffs that I call "Twisted" because that's how they look to me - very organic, like twisted vines. Here they are...

I know they look misshapen but they actually lay on the wrist really well. I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but the fit is really comfy! Here are some close-up shots of them - Crazy, right? But cool, too! I'm thinking about keeping this soup out for a while longer and making a  pendant (or two) and possibly some earrings using the same wild technique. Let me know what you think! :)