August 30, 2009

Just a bunch of beaded bottles...

A bunch of beaded bottles
A bunch of beaded bottles
Since one of my friends thought that it would have been nice to see a photo of all my bottles together, here's a pic of the bottles that are still in my possession.
Here you go, Jenny! :-)
Sorry about the lousy pics and display...methink I'm a better beader than photographer. ;-)

There are a few more bottles, that I already gave away, in my Bottles and Vases Photo Album and on my Old Website (click on the Bottles button)

The Daffodil pattern on the largest bottle originally came as a bracelet in the book "Blooming Beads"
by Valerie Hixson. I cutted out the unwanted edges and adapted it to this bottle with free-form netting around it.
For the lid I peyote stitched around a cork and then added beaded leaves and Czech glass flowers and a very cute Peruvian ceramic Bee bead.

The Hummingbird pattern on the square bottle is from the book "Back to Beadin' " by Barbara Elbe
I beaded only the front part of the amulet bag pattern and setted it in place with free-form netting.
One day I should bead a topper for this bottle, as I'm not too fond of the original cork and plastic one.
And yes, the round green vase needs a topper too, but I got it from my UFO's corner. ;-)


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coco006 on September 22, 2009 1:15 AM
hooooo superbe collection !  congratulations !
Saby on September 22, 2009 8:11 AM

Thank you so much Coco! :-)



Mia Johns on September 4, 2009 5:55 PM
Wow looks like you have been bussy they look lovely though. I am glad your doing some thing.
Miss you
Saby on September 5, 2009 6:56 AM
Hey Sweetie Pie!
Thanks, but I haven't been busy with beading lately (read previous post). Many of those bottles are older ones, I just took them out to take a group picture. ;-)
I haven't touched my beads in almost 3 weeks. I hope to be able to get going with it again soon...if things get better.

Love you!

JennyWren on August 30, 2009 12:06 PM
Beautiful!  Gorgeous!  Stunning!!!  *applause*  Don't be too hard on your photographic skills, Saby; you did a great job on this. 
Saby on August 31, 2009 4:25 AM

Thank you so much, Jenny! You're way too sweet and kind! :-)

I do have the equipment to take better pictures (light tent and right lights), but need to make a revolution in my house to find a steady setting for it. It's taking way too long to get everything out each time I want to take just a couple of pics, so I always end up taking them with just one light (not a good one either) and a piece of soft cardboard as a background, but sometimes, like in this case, it is too small.
Photoshop helps in lightening the pics, but it's not quite the same....especially because I can't even use it too well. LOL
I'm going to see if I can cut out the edges of this photo....I might be able to do that...hopefully. ;-)

Okey, I managed to cut the edges to another pic I took yesterday which had even a worse framing, but a little better focus on the bottom bottles.
I think it looks better than before. :-)

Wish I had more patience to study, but I want it all good and done yesterday! LOL


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