Retired Designs

Each of the designs on this page has been retired. If you see something you like, and if you think you have the beads for it, e-mail me at traci@creative-pursuits.biz, and we’ll discuss specifics.

Hera’s Seduction

Hera's Seduction

Base stitch: Beadweaving

These earrings are an interpretation of what the goddess Hera wore as described in The Iliad: “And in her pierced lobes she put a fine pair of earrings, Glowing and graceful three-drop clusters.”


Tubed Key, or Not Tubed Key

Tubed Key Holiday patterns

Base stitch: Peyote

I still have a lot of the keys and the original Tubed Key tutorial. E-mail me at traci@creative-pursuits.biz to discuss!


Parenthetical Petals

Parenthetical Petals

Base stitch: Right Angle Weave

This design is one of my earliest ones. It was published in the BeadStyle Magazine (March 2012) and “Easy Beading” volume 9 as “Petals and Pearls”. It’s similar to Parenthetical Statements, but there is a slight change between the pearls that makes it a bit more frilly.


Parenthetical Statements

Parenthetical Statements

Base stitch: Right Angle Weave

This is one of my earliest designs. It launched Parenthetical Petals, above, and the related designs listed below. You can use pearls and seed beads as shown here, or you can experiment.

Related designs:
It’s Got Legs
Cobblestone Path
Matrix
Dainty Flower Earrings


Simple Stitched Saucer Set

Simple Stitched Saucer Set

Base stitch: Right Angle Weave

As seen in BeadStyle Magazine (July 2014) and the “Easy Jewelry Making” book, this design teaches Right Angle Weave using beautiful, lightweight wooden saucer beads and peanut beads.


Spinning Daisies

Spinning Daisies

Base stitch: Peyote

Learn peyote on three small projects.  You can use any flower or disk with a hole in the middle.  Great for fidgeters!


Triple Moon Goddess

Triple Moon Goddess

Base stitch: Peyote

Celebrate the Goddess in every woman with this design! The pattern does not include making the bail, or adding the side or bottom embellishments.


Wonder Twin Rings

Wonder Twin Rings

Base stitch: Peyote?

Using twin seed beads or Super Duos, you can stitch rings.  Link those rings together for a necklace or bracelet, or hang a single ring from an earring wire for cute earrings.  This design was published in the “Two-holed bead design challenge” in Bead&Button Magazine (August 2012). I don’t think the instructions are available online anymore. E-mail me at traci@creative-pursuits.biz for information on the full tutorial or the holiday rings earrings shown below.