Good Morning!!🌞 How is everyone’s week going so far?!? I hope that you all have been keeping busy and productive like I have been trying to do…more beading time for me😉…I know it helps keep me sane during times like we are having now! Any ways…let me tell you…I am so excited this week!! I get to introduce you all to the New kits available for May!! I also have some New Listings and some finished WIP’s and new WIP’s to show you all!!😃. I have some exciting news for the members of my K~Max Klub and want to show you what has been going on over there…so stay tuned to find out more😉.
This week, I have had the pleasure of working on the blue stone with metal piece WIP and being able to finish it and then be able to start a new WIP with the center that I got from Wildlife Plastics!! Let me go ahead and tell/show you a little about each one. Let’s start off with the blue stone and metal creation. If you remember, this is the one I started on last Friday…I didn’t get to do too much over the weekend with it but on Monday…I was able to finish bezeling the the center-both sides of it and completely different looks!! The metal side ended up with a cream/ivory kind of color and then the other side with blues & dark gray colors. Once that was finished I got a chance to start the herringbone strap…decided to pull colors from the main bezel and do stripes to make it BOLD!! I got a good start on it but ended up waiting until Tuesday afternoon to finish the strap completely. I just love the way the bezel and strap came together on this creation…what do you think?
Now, let’s talk about the New WIP which is the current one I am working on😁. This one was started on Wednesday morning and like I mentioned before…the center comes from one of my favorite places…Wildlife Plastics!! This one is truly stunning in design and with vibrant coloring…even more so in person than on camera!! It is a beautiful hummingbird hovering in mid air trying to capture that elicit nectar from those bold, red flowering leaves. I decided to start the bezel with some metallic blue Delica 11/0 beads, working up the main walls of the bezel….can you all see that detail in the design?!?!…it was drilled out by hand and then painted by hand-NOT ME, but from the crew at Wildlife Plastics!! Then I started to tighten up the bezel around the back side by adding in a shade of metallic green seed beads in size 15/0’s…which means about 15 beads per inch…and I was able to finish up that side by Thursday morning. Then continuing on, I went around to the front side and tightened up almost the same way I did for the back but just a bit differently😃. By Thursday evening I had this lovely hummingbird center all bezeled out and only thing missing was the hanger and strap…which brings me to today…this is where I begin my day today!! REMEMBER, that you can check out my Facebook Fan Page, Google+ Page, or my Instagram Page throughout the day to watch updates and working photos!
Time to show off the New Listings of the week!! The first listing was one I put up Thursday! It was of ‘Scarlet Lady’ Beadwoven bracelet. This bracelet came about from doing a special bead-a-long with my private K~Max Klub group on Facebook the week before. The original pattern came from an Art in a bag 5×7 Kit from March but with a few modifications to fit for a bracelet size😃. I went with a beautiful cream color background that has a bit of ‘rainbow shimmer’ to it and a bold but beautiful color red for the lady!! I just love the way the red stands out and what better name then Scarlet for this lovely lady?!?! A perfect lady to CLASS up any outfit or even show off your fun side😉.
Next up is the brand New Listing for today!!!… ‘Sister Silleasa’ Beadwoven Reversible wearable art. This unique and beautiful piece, which can be worn 2 different ways, was made with Peyote stitch and herringbone stitch. You’ll have one side with a unique metal piece as the center surrounded by blues and creams/ivory and then the other side blue stone With hints of cream/ivory, a rust color, blues, and grays; all brought together with a BOLD strap!! This will be a beautiful addition to any one’s wardrobe and is lightweight. Perfect for just about any time of year and occasion!
Now, I have something a little different for you all…I want to share with you all what I have been doing with my private K~Max Klub group on Facebook. Last week I decided to do a beadalong with them…it was the pattern that was from ‘Scarlet Lady’. What I did was each day from Wednesday of last week until Friday, share with them 50 Rows to do each day and they could complete at their own pace and choose what ever colors they’d like, then on Saturday I posted the full pattern for them. I want to share with you all a few pictures of those who have shared and showed in the Klub their Final pieces! I also wanted to let everyone in the group know that next week (starting on Monday) we will be doing another bead-a-long!! It will be 2 drop Peyote and we will be creating a Peyote Strip and turning it into a Coin Purse!! You will need to go to the Klub page and check it out and start preparing😃🎉 For now, here is a few pictures from last weeks!!
It’s time to introduce you all to the New Patterns/Kits for May!! I just can’t believe how wonderfully these turned out😃. Are you all ready for some bright and vibrant colors?!?! I have to say…these are just wow!! I will be doing a Peyote Bracelet in a Box Kit with a new pattern( in single drop peyote) for May and I have decided to do another 4×4 Art in a Bag Kit for May!! This month’s 4×4 Art pattern is a pattern in 2 drop peyote!! Let me go ahead and tell you a little bit more about each individual kit with the important dates for availability 😃.
Let’s start with the Peyote in a Box Kit!! For May’s Kit, I decided to go with a pattern that is bright, bold, & fun!! A Bright Butterfly…With this kit, each box will contain everything you need to create a Krafty Max Originally designed bracelet: A printed word chart In single drop peyote (a color chart can be requested and be sent digitally), a needle, All Delica beads, plated bar ends and findings. Kit dates are as follows: Available from April 29, 2020 until May 28, 2020 and then Kits will be mailed on or by June 5, 2020. A little FYI about kits…The PATTERN is ONLY available with this kit!! Delica Bead colors are subject to availability!!
Next, let’s talk about the Art in a Bag Kit for May!! I decided to do another 4×4 pattern this month!! The New pattern I have chosen for this kit this month is of Bright, Bold, Beautiful Hibiscus Flowers!!😃. This Kit is a Monthly Bag kit from Krafty Max Originals and each Bag kit will contain everything you need to create a Krafty Max Originally designed 4×4 wall art which will contain the following: Printed word chart pattern(in 2 drop peyote), All Delica beads and a 4×4 canvas to mount your finished Beadwoven Art work on. Kit dates are as follows: Available from April 29, 2020 until May 28, 2020 and then Kits will be mailed on or by June 5, 2020. A little FYI about kits…The PATTERN is ONLY available with this kit!! Delica Bead colors are subject to availability!!
Wow!! This week was sure a very busy and productive week!! I hope you all enjoy seeing each other’s work and are inspired to create something too!! Don’t forget to come visit me on my fan pages and my Klub😉 to see what is going on and what may be new. I want to wish everyone a very happy day and have a great weekend!!