This past Saturday I traveled to the far eastern reaches of Cactusville, actually, it would probably be Saguaro Hills, to bead with Jessica. It was a very scenic trip, as the eastbound freeway was closed. Completely. I didn’t know the DOT still did things like that – completely close down freeways. Anyway, it made for an interesting drive. I had the opportunity to see parts of the valley I’ve never seen before.
They are 14mm Swarovski rivolis in the center, with a beaded bezel surrounding them, and lucite beads used as petals. It’s actually an interpretation of a design in the September Bead & Button… but I like mine better.
They were fairly easy to put together, once I started working on them, which meant we could gab to our heart’s desire. The lucite beads (leaves actually) make the whole piece light and easy to wear.
I’m thinking these may be this year’s Christmas gift to female family and friends.
Of late I’ve been trying to make the backs of my beaded work look as nice as the front. To achieve this I used ultra-suede as the backing, and poked the pin backs though it. Everything is then edged in a beaded stitch.