Wednesday 29 August 2012

Lucid Dreams - Bracelet

Well, even though I am still continuing on my bead weaving journey with the beaded beads (see previous post), I am still also doing my more "normal" kind of stuff. Here's a new bracelet with a lovely lamp worked  glass bead by Sea Of Glass and translucent lucite beads from Reduction Nation. Knotted on teal waxed cotton cord with a ball shaped magnetic clasp from Smitten Beads (I love those clasps!).

All my best,

Sunday 26 August 2012

Tutorial - Beaded Beads by Malin de Koning

If you want to see my reveal post about the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party, please click HERE.

I have been asked to make a tutorial on how I make my beaded beads. I've been making lots of them lately as you can see in the picture below. I will tell you more about them, and my sort-of-process in the video.

This is the particular bead I will show you how to make in my tutorial. In fact it is the one furthest to the left which is the one I am making in the video.

Anyway, before you start watching I want to tell you this is a playlist consisting of 8 separate films. The next one starts automatically when the current one finishes. All you have to do is to click the play button below. The whole playtime comes together to about 1 hour. Which is a little more than the time it takes me to make one of these beads. I hope you will enjoy my conversation with you as I am working my way through :-). Oh, and on a separate note, next time I will be making one of these tutorials I will place my camera closer to what I am doing. It is a little too far away this time for my personal liking, but I hope you will get the gist of it all anyway. Please remember this is my first video tutorial ever. And please just write me a note if you have any questions. I hope I will be able to answer them. 

TIP!!! If the video would happen to load slowly, or jumps, look at it directly in YouTube.

Below, some close-ups of the beads I am mainly referring to in the tutorial.

All my best,Malin

Saturday 25 August 2012

The Party - #6

Welcome! It's time for my reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party. Arranged by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things.

My partner is the fantastic Marsha Neal. I am a fan of her ceramic beads and components since a long time. And of her too :-). She is fun and funny. 

We ended up choosing to have an extra inspiration theme for our exchange of soups. The film the Party with Peter Sellers. Read more about that here, and see some clips too.

Marsha was crazy generous with the soup she sent me. Here's the whole lot.

And here's a close up of the art beads.

Now, here's what I have made. I was so inspired by what I got so I immediately made this 3-strand bracelet, using the beautiful clasp. It only contains beads and components from Marsha's soup. I wanted to capture/create an Indian feel in this bracelet, as an inspiration from the film.

I got three tubes of large triangular seed beads. So I wanted to make a necklace using those. I've strung them on waxed cotton cord of the same color as the beads. Making a focal sitting to the side, out of Marsha's wonderful ceramic beads in a row.

I used a fun magnetic clasp especially made for larger/thicker stringing materials, so that you leave the knots visible in a cage on either side. Very suitable here.

I got so many gorgeous silk strands, so I just wanted to make something where they had the main role. Here I braided three of them to a long strand and added a flowery shaped toggle clasp. Flower Power is the obvious name of this piece. Inspired by the scenes at the end of the film when some hippiesh youngsters arrive at the party.

I made two pairs of earrings, using the purple dagger beads I got from Marsha, some facetted czech glass rondelles, and oxidized wire. In the left pair I used a thicker wire than in the right pair.  Just interesting to see that it actually effects the look of the earrings. The hooks are from Vintaj.

Group picture.

Here's what I sent to Marsha. Head on over to her blog now and check out the beautiful creations she made.

Thank you so much Lori Anderson for once more arranging this 
fantastic brain child of yours, involving participants from all 
over the world! 
It is a treat to be a part of it!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads 
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're 
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations 
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads 
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World 
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry 
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures 
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori's Adventures in Etsy Land 
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

You are here ---> Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin <--- You are here
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
My partner ---> Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio <--- My partner

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter 
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo 

Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads 
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas 
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs