Author Archives: Wanda Pettijohn

Toilet Paper 2020 Commemorative Earrings

TP4DWNot that we need to be reminded that the Coronavirus has caused a major toilet paper shortage but here’s a fun pair of earrings to remember that event in our lifetime.

These are made with silver tone metal and the earrings are silver plated wires. These can also be made using gold tones.

You can purchase these in my secure web store. If they are unavailable you can leave me a message or just stop back. I am restocking as I make more.

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jellyfish beaded

Beaded Jellyfish Pendant

Today I would like to share with you a beaded jellyfish that I made.  What was most amazing was that I actually had the beads here to make it.  I have zillions of beads but when it comes to making a project, I often don’t have the right size or color.  I did have to improvise a bit on the very top of the jellyfish because my opening was a bit too big, but I just kept repeating and reducing the pattern until the opening was big enough for the headpin.

This jelly fish was >made using glass pearls I had actually gotten at Michael’s during one of their big sales.  I liked them because they were a rainbow or maybe AB glazed white pearls.  There were four strands on one hang tag. I bought it because I liked the fact that I got four different size pearls to work with on one purchase, plus they were pretty.  Yup, pretty really sells it for me!!!

The pattern listed pink pearls for the smaller ones but I didn’t have any pink. But I did have the correct size in cream, so that is what I used. I made what I had work because what I had was the right size.  I am trying not to order more stuff I don’t need before I try using what I have and so far I’m doing pretty good. I will never use up my bead stash but I am sure trying to make what I have work with what I want to make.

You can get the pattern for this jellyfish here.  I will have this necklace set up for sale in my webstore.  I just wanted to make one, I didn’t know what I was going to do with it.  So I decided to sell it and move on to another project I have already started.  You can see it in my secure webstore here.

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Thank you so much for having a look today,
Wanda

 

Silverfilled bracelet

Petite Roses Bracelet

This “Petite Rose Bracelet” is Silver-filled links with Sterling Silver roses on each link.  It’s not silver plated, the silver is not going to chip off.  The bracelet measures 8-1/8″ from end to end. It will fit a 7-1/4″ wrist nicely. It’s 100% handmade.

This bracelet can be purchased in my secure web store. Just click the link below to purchase.

 

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The Countess Beaded Christmas Bulb

The Countess bulb is a fun bulb to bead. It’s got some easy to find elements.  There’s seed beads, fircontess bulbe-polished beads and pearls.  Work up the pattern and add your bulb.  This is the first bulb I have made that is not encased by the beads.  It’s my first “dangling” bulb.  These bulb covers are nice because if the bulb breaks, you just carefully clean up the mess and slip it on a new bulb.  And they are easier to ship too.  No more worrying if the delicate bulb will make it through the mail.  I am planning on designing a few more bulbs like this in the future. I’d say near future but I get too busy with other projects and I get the bulbs done when I can.

You can purchase the pattern by clicking the icon below, it will take you to my secure web store.

This is a PDF file you are purchasing. Once your payment goes through you will get an email with a link to retrieve the pattern. PDF files are non-refundable.

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Thank you for stopping by today,

Wanda

Frosted Flakes Beaded Bulb

Frosted Flakes Bulb photo

Add a bit of color to your Christmas tree or another beaded bulb to your collection.  This beaded Christmas bulb is fun to make and has easy to follow step by step instructions.  Here you get to play with various sizes of seed beads, glass pearls and twin beads. I find using larger beads, such as twin beads, projects seem to go together more quickly. Probably because of the size of the beads.  I had fun designing this bulb and I created a pattern for it. The beads are stitched over a 2-1/2″ diameter glass Christmas bulb.

This is a PDF file you are purchasing. Once your payment goes through you will get an email with a link to retrieve the pattern. PDF files are non-refundable.

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Copper Bracelet

actually, I can

actually, I can

Sometimes we need a little reminder that we are stronger than we think we are.  This bracelet is great inspiration!  There is a quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or can’t, either way you are right.”  Be positive and think you can!

This bracelet is made of copper. It was hammered, textured, drilled, stamped, polished and curved. I made the jump rings and the chain by hand. It was a very fun bracelet to make. The ends of the wires were filed and bent inward so they won’t scratch your skin. It has a very smooth feel.  If your wrist is 7-1/2″ or less it will fit you. If your wrist is smaller than 7-1/2″ the hook can be moved to the link that is most comfortable for you.

This bracelet sells for $16 and I will provide a link to my secure web store. I am not that great at using WordPress so I will be seeking help to get my photo put on here in the right place and getting an icon for purchasing.  Plus I will be taking notes so I remember how to do it myself on my next post.

This item has been sold.

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Thank you for looking,

Wanda

Santa Cup Cozy

Santa Cup Cozy

Santa Cup Cozy

These Cup Cozies are a great gift. No cup should be without one.  It not only helps keep you from burning your hands but it keeps your coffee hot a little bit longer.  These are a fun stocking stuffer gift. Give that special teacher a useful gift that they can use over and over again.

The body is knitted an the edges are crocheted.  Just slip your cup into it and it’s ready to go.

Machine wash and lay flat to dry.

 

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Beaded Scarf

Beaded Scarf This week I finished the beaded scarf I have been working on for a couple of months.  It did not take that long to make it.  I only picked it up now and then to work on it.  Though as it got closer to the end of making the base of the scarf, I did bead on it longer than I usually did.

This is made with a mix of #15 and #11 seed beads. Glass pearls and rondelles.  I did enjoy making this.  I plan on putting it in my web store to sell and after it sells I will probably start another one!

You will need about 50 grams of 11/0 seed beads and about 50 grams of 15/0 seed beads.

Once purchased you should get an email telling you how to download the pattern.  Thank you.

A pattern is now available in my secure web store. (6-17-16)  PDF files are non-refundable.

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Thank you for visiting today, 

Wanda

Herbert the Hedgehog Beaded Critter

herbert450x450Herbert the Hedgehog is my latest beaded creation.  He has gotten a lot of attention at my bead classes and I’m very excited to be teaching him!

I put a pin back on the belly so I can wear him on my lapel or jacket!  I honestly don’t know how the idea came to me but when it did I had a lot of fun with it.  It did take me three tries to get the head right.  The first one was way to long and he looked like an anteater!  So I shortened it up a bit and it was still too long.  Third time was a charm.  I got the face/head length just right and I attached it to the body.  I was SO excited when I got it finished.  I just liked how he turned out!

I will also be adding more beading patterns to my secure web store in the upcoming weeks.  PDF files are non-refundable.

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Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wanda