I'm only showing you a few things I finished recently, I don't have time to write. Less than 2 weeks to move 15 km away (to my family) and less 1 month to move 1800 km away (back to Essex) OMG. I did not pack anything yet. OMG. I don't even want to think about it. So let's see some pics rather....
The bronze version of Funky Margareta
The colorful version of the same pendant
And here they are together.
PS: Tutorial is in my shop fdekszer.com and also on ETSY
... to Tila. Now I managed to combine all the 3 things I'm fascinated about into one piece: Peyote Tila Bangle
Little bit wider than my Boho Banlge but it has the same flexibility, very easy to put on & take off. Tomorrow I'll start the tutorial, hopefully will finish it by Wednesday.
New tutorial - new game - same rules
You can try my newest tutorial for free if the random number generator likes you :)
Please leave a comment under this post and share it on your blog or Facebook profile / page. You will have 3 days to do so, the game will end on Thursday evening 20:00 pm (Central European Time: GMT +1).
I'm usually more regular with my posts but right now life is just happening way too fast... We picked the date: 8th of January: we are permanently moving back to the UK. I'm doing this moving between countries third time. I think I had enough for a while ;)
Anyway, this is the explanation why I'm so not posting anything. Honestly, I'm happy I can still find some time for beading... Not even talking about all the other things I should get done before we move. I hope I will hafve more time for my "e-social life" after we settled down again.
And until then here is my newest design, a simple and very fast project:
2. The game is now on: One lucky guy will win this tutorial in English and one in Hungarian. here is what to do:
Please leave a comment under this blog post, that you want to win my tutorial if you want the English tutorial. /Drága magyar gyöngyös lányok, a ti játékotok a magyar blogon van, link a bloghoz a jobb oldali menüben :o) /
Share this blog post on your blog or Facebook (if you do both I'll be even happier)
You have 48 hours and 20 minutes to comment and share. The game ends on MONDAY at 21:00 Central European Time.
Okay, you could say I'm in kind of a Tila-fever and you have not even seen the stuff on my beading trays waiting to be shown. These little tricky squares got built in to my mind and keep my imagination occupied. I honestly don't mind it at least I'm concentrating something less stressful then swapping country in January...
Okay, here is the next one, which is technically the first one but had a very crap picture due to lack of sunshine and patience.
This one is called "Tila Time" but I'm kind of getting bored of my choice of names as far as Tila stuff is concerned. (Guess what, I also have one on my try called Tila Ribbon. May be I could just use T.Ribbon, like a decent family name.)
So, back to the main stuff, I have the tutorial for this one in my Etsy shop, but sorry guys you still have to wait for my other Tila bracelet I posted yesterday. The graphics are done for the tutorial, only instructions are missing and will finish that tomorrow.
FUTURE NEW GAME
Also I have something in my mind about a new game as the first game I had on my blog was extremely successful. I'm still getting huge hit on THAT post with the free Peyote patterns. Well, obviously I can't give away all my patterns for free to everybody, but I will do for on lucky guy (randomly picked of course) who will comment on my future post - I will post when I finished the tutorial - and shares it with others. Okay, this was one complex and long sentence. The point is, I will make a blog post probably tomorrow about the new tutorial and just leave a comment and post it on your blog or Facebook and you can be the winner of my newest tutorial.
We will see how it goes and I may do this game for my other new tutorials too. What do you think?
Our website fdekszer.com is going to get a completely different look and after we went through the design and the layout with Allan I thought I could change the colors on my blog to match. I planned it to be like a five minutes project, like "pick the color hit the save button" style - I should know myself better by now...
I spent the whole - by the way gray and rainy - day fiddling with the blog. It's worth every second. And now it's DONE. (For a while anyway.) And I'm bloody proud of it. Not only because it looks cool (I think it does, anyway, so be careful with the critic...) but because I designed everything on it with my own two hands. Okay, just one + a Bamboo pen. I made our new logo, the buttons and the frames, the whole shebang.
I so like to be me today.
Now that I have a cool blog hopefully I'll be here more often to keep it up to date. Please leave me some (positive) comment about the new look and let me know what you really think!
First of all I have to warn you this is going to be a LONG post.
So, my summer holiday happened to be this weekend. No kidding. It was not planed or anything and I did not even leave my flat other than getting stuffs from the local store but I had the laziest 3 days since I moved back to Hungary. On Saturday I even watched two of my favourite films: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. On Sunday I partially watched life of Brian. Meaning: my sister was watching it and to see the parts I particularly love I rushed to the living room every 10-15 minutes. You can guess not much work was done that day...
But no doubt, magic happens because beside all the laziness + my sister being here on holiday + my Babe is going slightly hyper because of the heat I still managed to do some beading. Okay technically nothing new (only the colors), but you don't have to know about that, do you? Did I mention my mission about getting the tutorial done for all my pendants?
I will start with the end result, and than the story how I got there:
You may remember this pendant I uploaded to my blog some time ago: I used to call it Brigid but I just could not get used to it, so I had to find a different name. More about this later.
I started to bead a second color version for the tutorial. That was particularly hot day so I went for the cold colors. It turned out like an ice cube pendant. At this time I noticed how different the front from the back. Funnily enough when I uploaded it to my Facebook pageI got most of the nice comment on the BACK of the pendant :)
I thoght maybe they can't see the front because all the similar color beads. No problem, I have more beads to use. The result is below:
Now they (my FB friends) liked Both side. From this moment my pendant did not have a front and a back side, it had two front sides instead :) I turned to Allan and said I'm in trouble with the name. I REALLY can't call this "Two face", can I? It is just so negative... Allan said why not call them Gemini then? So let me introduce you to my new pendant
This is the last version, with all opaque beads. The closest to my heart right now. (I gave up sayin "my favourite" a long time ago. I had too many...) I did this to see wether I could use Swarovski cubes instead of Miyuki. It worked out as you can see :)
This is the first front side:
And this is the second front side:
I think this last version shows how different the two sides are.
Right now I'm working on the tutorial, I'm about half way done.
Hope you will like Gemini and will be fun and joy to bead it up :)
This sweet pendant started as a logical decision to do something with my Miyuki cubes. I really love them, in fact I love them so much I have a whole box of them in all different colors and finishes. But be honest: beside the fact that they don't look that good in a plastic box I really intended to use them.
I started to play around with these pretty cubes back in May, just before we moved and I managed to come up with the idea of the petal, but really did not like how they were around the rivoli. Now I'm on a mission to finish the tutorial for ALL of my pendants I designed this year (yep, I'm addicted, once I'm beading, hard to stop it to make tutorials...) and found this little bit ugly looking flower pendant.
I really loved the colors together so decided to give it a facelift. Literally. As I moved the petals one row lower in the bezel the rivoli looked bigger and more dominant. Really loved the result:
After I finished the purple-pink rather girlish flower I wanted something elegant, and really loved how the frosted teal flower turned out. These frosted colors go so very well with the sparkling rivolis, don't you think?
I could have been satisfied with these too, and start to work on the tutorial but I felt something was missing :) After the fashion-pink and the elegant-teal I just had to try this one to satisfy my joyful "Me"
I was really happy with my new pendants and also got good comments on my Facebook page so it was time to open my graphics program to do all the diagrams and drawings. I was surprised how easy it was now, that I knew every step by heart. I should not postpone the tutorials in the future, it is so much easier to do straight after the beading part is done! Always learn something new, don't we?
Yesterday night I managed to finish the tutorial and listed it in my ETSY shop, here:
But that's not all to it. I also decided to run a 15% off discount in my tutorial shop to celebrate that me and my beads found each other again. To receive the discount for your entire order in my tutorials shop use this code: