Sunday, 29 March 2009

Another Pearl Spiral

Posted by PicasaHere is another pearl spiral rope, a bracelet this time made with top drilled cream pearls and a mix of size 11's in cream browns etc. This was a nice quick & easy project, I love spirals ropes, they are so versatile and adaptable to different shapes/sizes of beads.
My green and magenta project is coming along slowly, I'll have another picture to post of that tomorrow.

Monday, 23 March 2009

A Teaser

Posted by PicasaHere is a teaser of my current project, it might take a while because I need to make lots of different components for it. Lately I have been making lots of quick & easy projects but I now feel the need to create a larger piece. I am hoping to incorporate lots of stitches & beads into this one. So far I have used peyote to bezel the 8mm swarovski pearls, fringe & herringbone. I am using swarovski pearls & crystals, delica's in various pinks & greens & I have green 11's that I might use for a rope for the strap.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Rivoli Cuff

Posted by PicasaBlue netted cuff with a bezeled rivoli centrepeice. The seed beads are a matte ab & they have a great crunchy feel to them!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Monster Pearls

Posted by PicasaI bought these organic looking blister pearls at my LBS last week. I wasn't sure what I would do with them until I saw these lovely size 8's. I made a 2 drop peyote band, edged it with picots and then sewed the pearls on top. It makes a nice chunky cuff.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

An Old Favourite

Posted by PicasaWhile I was photographing my latest work I also re-photo'd this piece which I made a while ago. The centre rope is picot embellished tubular raw and the other ropes are spiral. It also has beaded beads and a peyote stitch cabochon. I used a variety of beads from size 15's to 8mm swarovski pearls. It was fun to make & I really must make another multi-stitch necklace soon.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Hematite & Pearl Raw Bracelet

Posted by PicasaYay for sunlight! I managed to get some decent photos of my jewelery today. I made this bracelet last week using hematite ovals, little blue grey pearls and blue size 11's. It was quick and easy to make, and used up some beads I have had for a while. My favourite kind of project!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A busy beader!

I have had a busy week and done lots of beading but there has been no decent light to take photo's. Hopefully I can take some Friday.

In the meantime I have been enjoying beadspace, which is a social networking site fot those of us who are addicted to beads. It's a very friendly site & there is a wonderful gallery to enjoy.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Celtic Connections

Posted by PicasaHere is a brick stitch bracelet that I made before Christmas. I beaded it in sections and connected them together. I love delicas for brick stitch, they are so neat. I must try another one.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Blackberry Ring.

I had some leftover fringe beads so I decided to
make a matching ring to the spiral necklace. Another
peyote band with simple fringe. So fun & easy to make.
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Sunday, 1 March 2009

Blackberry Swirl

Posted by PicasaI have had these beautiful pearls for a while but haven't had quite the right idea for them. Last week I was sorting out some of my beads and pulled out some amythest rounds, purple velvet swaro's and some lovely 6mm pale lilac abfirepolish that add a lovely shine into the mix. I started out beading the embellished section by adding the pearls as a fringe when making the spiral. Once I liked the length of the focal, I then beaded the main part with japanese 11's. I then added a tassle which probably took as long as the rest of the necklace! I think it really makes the peice though, so it was worth it.