Sunday, October 31, 2010

Boy Scout of America

My brother is the den leader of his son's boy scout group.
He asked me to make the boy scout logo out of beads for him, as a key chain.
I didn't want to make it too big, but if I make it too small, I can't put details on it. So, I made it just big enough to put details on the logo.

Green Tractor

I love tractors! Since I can't have one of my own, I created this design on my own, based on John Deere tractors. Originally, I planned to make a smaller tractor ornament, but turned out to be the biggest creation yet out of my ornament collection, because I wanted to add much more details on the tractor. Even with that, I'm very happy with my design.

Little Chick

After I made rooster ornament couple of weeks back, I made chick to go with the rooster. This chick is eating.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eskimo person

It's getting cold outside and I'm glad I don't have to wear thick clothes like the Eskimos have to wear. BRRRR...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Golfer Girl and Dove with Mistletoe

I don't play or like golf, but I can pretend that I can or like it. At least this ornament shows how fun it can be to golf for some girls.

"Dove with mistletoe" ornament reminds me of the story of Noah's Ark, where the dove brought back a branch of mistletoe to let people know that there was dry land with plants.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Yellow Labrador

My parents have 2 black Labrador dogs. I can't find cute black Lab dog pattern for it, but I found yellow Lab pattern, so I made it last night. It's made out of 11 different colors, although it's really hard to notice the different colors on its face, because the colors are so similarly close.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Penguin carrying fish

When I saw this pattern, I smiled. This penguin looks so cute and mischievous.
He's carrying a fish under his arm, looks like he just stole it, very proud of it and ready to eat it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time to bowl

My boys love to bowl and we go bowling from time to time. But, I am very bad at it, even though I am enjoying it. When I saw this pattern, it made me smile because I remember how bad I am at bowling. So, here is the bowling pin ornament.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rooster and Light Bulb ornament

My ornament tree will be full of interesting ornaments.
I made this rooster ornament on Saturday and finished light bulb ornament yesterday.
I know this kind of light bulb won't be sold on the market anymore, and only the energy-efficient light bulbs will be around after this. But, I'll always have this ornament to remind me of the old-fashioned light bulb.

Friday, October 15, 2010

German Shepperd ornament

This German Shepperd dog ornament is so cute that I had to make it last night.
The only problem was that I don't have the perfect "orange" color for his fur, so it turns out too orange. But, it's still a cutie dog.

Dolphin ornament

As we are about two months away from Christmas, I am excited to start making ornaments to be hanged on my "ornament tree" that I received last year.
I want the ornaments to be in variety, not all "Christmas theme", but all cute themes of beads. So, I made this dolphin ornament and he sure looks adorable.

Yellow Flower necklace

There is a story behind me making this yellow necklace.
As I had a new raised flower bed in the front of the house two months ago, I decided to plant pretty yellow mums and purple winter pansies that will last until winter.
Unfortunately, a month later, my yellow mums started to wilt and one by one I cut them out. Now that I don't have very many yellow flowers on my flower bed, I thought it would be nice to have cheery yellow flowers necklace to remind me of my yellow flowers.
So, I decided to make this necklace, designed by Sandra Halpenny.
I even found a yellow shirt to wear together with this necklace.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Asian Choir Angel Ornament

I know it's only October 10th, but I found a very cute pattern for an angel ornament and I wanted an Asian angel, with black hair and black eyes. Using brick stitch and Delica 11/0 seed beads, I finished this angel ornament in 8 hours non-stop. I started when I accompanied my son while he did his homework, but I couldn't stop and couldn't wait till I finished the whole thing, so I ended up beading until midnight yesterday and finished my ornament. Although my eyes grew weary and my shoulders and neck became so stiff, it was worth it because to me, this angel looks so beautiful.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blue picot pearl

When I went camping to Seaside beach, Oregon in August with my boys and friends, there was a bead show at Seaside convention center.
So, we went and found little unusual dyed pearls, bluish-greenish. I bought
2 strands and made this picot pearl necklace out of it, using right-angle-weave stitch. This necklace was simple to make and was done less than 2 hours.