A necklace with paper collage and beaded surround. She’s been just the bright and lively ticket to chase away the doldrums.
She smiles. She twinkles. I bet she even has a secret she’s not sharing.
This bracelet is a thank you gift for someone who helped me out a while back. She has a darker more goth sensibility. I hope she likes it.
Two different types of purple two-hole crescent beads, mixed with black crescents and bars. The magnetic clasp is gunmetal.
The bracelet is simple stringing, though you have to be careful to keep the crescent beads properly aligned. Those curvy little devils like to turn backwards, which I usually don’t discover until I’ve gotten several more beads away. Who me? Pay attention?
This necklace is my second commission ever! I think it turned out great. It’s a lovely mix of candy colored 6° seeds crocheted into a rope, inspired by one I made for myself, Old Tyme Candy.
This one is longer, and has more sparkle. The new owner is a tiny person, so she can wear it doubled, as a short necklace, or full length, in a 20s flapper style.
More experimentation with the bead loom. The base of the bracelet was woven using 10° delicas. It was fun both because it went quickly and helped expand my horizons.
The little flowers are matte green o-beads and sparkly magenta 15°s. The magentas also make up the picot edge. The whole band is wrapped through a pair of hammered gunmetal D rings, snicked with a magnetic clasp.
I had picked up some hot pink beads on a whim. Wasn’t at all sure what I’d do with them. It’s the dead of winter here, so perhaps is was just a desire for something bright and lively; the promise of Spring to come. Don’t get me wrong though, I like winter here in Sierraville; it’s lovely!
What to do with these pink beads? My mind doesn’t move in a “pink” direction. It does, however, do yellow and blue, which are also colors in the beads.
The spiral accent is a mix of seed beads and drops. Yellow drops form a sharp V rolling forwards and back. The necklace is a mix of yellow rice beads and small crystals. Pink coins are interspersed along the length. It’s bright and fun and springy!
This necklace is another exercise outside my comfort zone. I’m not usually one to do religious work, though the cameo is obviously that.
I think the Virgin is pretty spiffy with her red and gold crystals and matte gold beads.
There was a bit of a struggle about what type of necklace to use. I wanted something softer, less mechanical than my usual stringing.
Red chiffon ribbon, living in the stash for years was just the ticket.
This was a lot of fun to make, though it would have to be worn by a large-boned person. Truth be told, I got a little carried away. I kept beading and beading and beading then realized still needed to wrap the tail to the head. In short – A Big Bangle.
Even though it’s composed of tiny little beads, the overall bracelet is quite substantial. It’s not floppy at all, but instead quite structural and solid.