Visit My Website, A Personal Gallery!

Click on Logo Bar Below, to visit my website!

I can also be contacted by email!
erin@simonetti.com
_____________________________________________________

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Remembrance Poppy Cuff Pattern", for Nov 11th!


Sometimes a pattern design hits home, more than others. This next pattern offering, will do just that, for many, as it did me. Besides the many recent requests to offer this pattern publically, the timing will be perfect, as explained below:

The “Remembrance Poppy” has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the former British Empire: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914.

Poppies are often worn on clothing, for a few weeks until Remembrance Day/Armistice Day, November 11th. The Remembrance Poppy is especially prominent in the UK. In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, they are distributed by The Royal British Legion in return for donations to their "Poppy Appeal", which supports all current and former British military personnel.

The Poppy is a gorgeous, fragile, brilliant color flower and one of my favorites. I wanted to include more than just one flower, but a field of Poppies, sharing the fragility of them, with a few withered in the background.

November 11th is not too far away, but I think there is plenty of time to recreate a bead loom woven cuff of Poppies. The finished width will comfortably handle a 40mm wide clasp, or any clasp, of your choice. The Delica bead colors are exact, as shown in the photograph above.

You may use your own creative control to edge, manage warps and attach a clasp. Directions for Weaving Beads, on a Loom, are not included.

This purchase will include:

--Detailed Pattern Instructions
or explanations of how the sections are broken down and sizing considerations.

--A Bead Legend,
offering the total number of Delicas needed, for each color included, to complete the cuff.

--Bead Pattern Graphs
able to be followed, along with the word chart, for placement purposes.

--Word Charts, 
 for a quick way to follow and complete each portion.

Thank you all so much!
Payment via PayPal. Following completion of payment, it will take a few seconds for you to be directed back, to this Blog page. Then, you may open, download or print, via the links, of each pattern section
Please do not hesitate to contact me, with any questions concerning the pattern details. Contact: erin@simonetti.com


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Most Requested Cuff Pattern: Forget Me Not!


Of all the patterns I created, through the years, one pattern is requested often,
“The Forget Me Not Cuff Pattern”.
For a limited time, I will offer the Seven Chapter, Instant Download Pattern, for sale. 

This purchase will include:
 
--Detailed Pattern Instructions
or explanations of how the sections are broken down and sizing considerations.

--A Bead Legend,
offering the total number of Delicas needed, for each color included, to complete the cuff base, extensions and the 3D accents.

--Bead Pattern Graphs, for each section.

--A Loom Woven Cuff Base Pattern, 
the left and right side hand weaving extensions and 
patterns for each petal and leaves, to be added on top.

--Word Charts,
 for a quick way to follow and complete each portion.

The Delica bead colors are exact, as shown in the photograph, above. 
You may use your own creative control to edge, manage warps and attach a clasp. 
Directions for Weaving Beads, on a Loom, or Hand Weaving Brick Stitch portions,
are not included.

Thank you all so much!
Payment via PayPal. Following completion of payment, it will take a few seconds for you to be directed back, to this Blog page. Then, you may open, download or print, via the links, of each pattern section
Please do not hesitate to contact me, with any questions concerning the pattern details.



Friday, October 10, 2014

A Pumpkin Patch Cuff Pattern, for the loom!

"FALL PATCH" CUFF PATTERN!
I created a new pumpkin cuff. This cuff includes the realistic colors of Pumpkins and Apples, in a patch, with a little friend looking on! This is an automatic digital download, of the Pattern Instructions, Bead Legend, Graph and Word Chart. You will have total creative control over how you want to edge and finish this cuff!




Consider a 2mm hot pink pearl for the mouse's nose! :D

Also, I was just told that this process, of buying the pattern, works best in IE, not so well in Firefox! Just in case you have any trouble. Once purchased, you will have a wait to be redirected back here 
on my blog. The Pattern Links will then be available.


A similar version I created on the loom, last year.

Thank you all again, so much.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Bead Loom Baseball Pattern FOR SALE!




It is a HOT Baseball Season! Therefore, I am offering my 'Oriole Baseball Cuff Pattern' for sale. This is a 'loom woven pattern' only. It includes instructions, pattern graph, word chart and bead legend. The colors are exact, so no worries of being surprised when the beads arrive. You may also consider swapping out the colors, to recreate your favorite Baseball Team!



INSTANT DOWNLOAD



I created this cuff, from this same pattern, in my own special design!




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Weaving Along the Warps, with Interlocking Beads!

I am teaching a class, at BEAD SOUP , next Saturday. It was arranged for me to include those who were in my first few classes, Not only was I new to teaching, but they were new to bead weaving, on a loom. Well, we've all come a long way, Baby!

This cuff is sharing a method I had fun figuring out. I pulled every bead style I could think of, in 14kt Gold overlay, Gold Permanent Finish Glass Beads and Opal. Also thrown in,are some crystals, Glacier Air Opal and Pacific Opal. 


I believe the beads actually created their own pattern, 
as you can see how this has dimension in areas and 2D in others.


The width allowed me to attach two clasps. 
The relief filigree was a perfect match, but I decided to also Gilt an Opal Patina, over the filigree. 

Notice how this stands on it's own, even on the scalloped points? 
This too is due to the interlocking structure of the selected beads.

Thanks to BEAD SOUP, for offering me this chance to share my love of the bead loom. And, thank you to all the students who supported me. They have been creating such gorgeous things, along the warps. I see them when ever I visit the store. 




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hummingbird stopped in action, with beads on a loom!

I have been creating painted patterns, for quite sometime. Lately, I started to realize a lesson learned, during my days as a Photography Major. Motion in pictures can be stopped, according to the camera speed selection. I decided to do the same, in my pattern program....adjust the speed! 

Hummingbirds flap their wings so darn fast, it is hard to even see them. Mainly noticed is their body gracefully hovering over a flower. I wanted to include that fact, in this pattern.


The pattern of wings are dabbled in silver lined beads, mixing with the blue background colors to offer a sense of movement, in flight. 

Adding more to the dimension, of the pattern subject, I created a silver netting, over the cuff and surrounded the picture like a framed portrait. This adds a vintage feel. 


The netting is secured, at all intersecting points and the edge includes 4mm glass pearls, in pink. A Silver Clasp is glazed, with patina, in a shade of green, matching the leaves.

Note: You may be able to see a hint of the back. The netting does not effect the neat finish.