In addition to the quilt block piecing and embroidery, I continued with the online tatting class, completing two projects this month.
Nina Libin offered another of her classes which combines tatting with beading.
These were the Blue Snowflake Earrings I created from that class.
I really enjoy Nina’s unique style of combining tatting with beading.
I also completed this vintage motif. This was a very challenging pattern for me, and I completed it for that reason, but is not one I’d make again.
I really enjoyed the CQJP and TAST challenges this year, but want something different as a challenge for 2013. I haven’t bead much in recently years, but still have quite a stash, so perhaps it’s time to get back into beading.
I have joined the Yahoo group Seedbeadsters. The group pursues a new challenge monthly. This month’s challenge is to create a Spiral Rope. I chose to make a Single Spiral bracelet in October. The pattern can be found here.
In November, I made this bracelet, a Flat Spiral from a pattern by Jennifer VanBenschoten. I think it will be one of my favorites, because I love the fluid drape of the pattern.
I made a closure by adding beads to a dressmaker’s snap.