Thursday, December 26, 2013

Monkey Business

I like to add a personal touch to my gifts even if I am buying them and not making them. I got one of my aunts a pair of warm, soft lady slippers for her precious tootsies this Christmas and I clipped this little fellow onto the gift tag. His pattern is part of a Chinese zodiac collection although I modified his design a little from the pattern in the book. Originally, he was supposed to have a face on both sides but that just looked weird to me. His little red nose is adorable and I am thinking that I might want to make a set of three with three different coloured noses. We’ll see.

I modified his ears from the pattern by using larger beads than what was listed in the book. I feel big ears are cuter!

This is what the back of a head should look like - being double-faced is a bit odd.

Dimensions: 5 x 2.5 x 1 cm (not including key chain)

Materials: 4mm light brown, champagne, black & red glass bicone beads, clear fishing line, key chain,

Time to Make: 1.5 hours

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Beaded Birthday Presents

It's almost Christmas! ("Deck the halls with boughs of holly... Fa la la la la la la la la!") Time has flown and I can not believe that I have not updated since September. 

This little critter dates back to a few years ago and was a present to a friend of mine for her birthday. She was generous enough to let me photograph him to feature in my blog. One of my early works. Cute, eh?




I always have the hardest time thinking of what to get as gifts for other people. My fall back a lot of the time is to make something. Hmm…maybe I should take up knitting…

Materials: 6 mm blue, white, & pink bicone acrylic beads, 6 mm black round acrylic beads, 0.55 mm clear fishing line, light blue seed beads,
Tools: scissors, ruler,  
Time to Make: To long ago to remember…