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Taking a Nap on the Orient Express

My new household is up and running at a hectic pace. My leisurely mornings are now full-on as I try to get myself ready for work as well as get the kids ready for school. Work is physical, but enjoyable; then it’s home to catch up on the days housework and feed the family before falling in to bed.

I’m still finding my groove, and working out how to fit everything in, but somehow I did manage to squeeze in time to finish a new bronze schemed Orient Express Bracelet. I do have to admit though, I may have nodded off once or twice towards the end of making it. There is a tutorial for this bracelet over on my Etsy page.

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I have no idea what I’m making next, or when I’ll next be able to open the bead cabinet, but I hope it won’t be to far away. For now, though, my pillow is calling. Night all.

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New Tutorials

It turns out, I quite enjoy writing tutorials, who would have thought? It’s nice to have something to work on during those evenings when the creative juices just aren’t flowing through my needles. I now have three tutorials in store,  including one for my Rosetta bracelets pictured below.  I have also added a link to the menu of this blog that goes directly to the Tutorials section of my store.

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I’ve been having fun with two-holed beads this week. I’ve used Superduos in the past, but not a lot, so I decided that it’s high-time I got them out and played around. I came up with a design I call The Orient Express, which I then repeated using Tila’s and Rulla’s; my first time using these shapes. The tutorial for The Orient Express is coming soon.

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Then I found a little packet of Rizo beads that Preciosa sent me as a freebie sometime last year and I came up with a cute little chain design that I call Hop-Scotch. It’s super easy and basically Right Angle Weave.  Feel free to copy it if you can see the thread-path – I intend to release it as a free-tutorial for beginners.

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