Whilst I've not been too active on the card making front, nor blogging either, I've been beading. A friend and I went to a bead fair recently and although I didn't buy too much, I was reminded that I have quite a few of the various Czech twin hole beads in my stash which need using. I had a little trawl around Pinterest and came across lots to see and discovered THIS BLOG which introduced me to patterns I could use and maybe adapt slightly for the beads I have rather than buying more. If you scroll down through some of the recent posts I'm sure you will see why I like what Linda makes - also why I will have to be careful not to be tempted into buying even more beads!!
This Lucy bracelet is one of Linda's patterns although I've not used exactly the same beads because I didn't have half tilas or silky beads. Instead I substituted bricks and Kheops triangles. I've made a couple of other items from her patterns which I might show you at some point.
EDIT - I 'm sure you all know this but if the picture is too small to see it will enlarge if you just click on it