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.
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!
A bezeled cameo, strung with delicate chiffon.
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 necklace reminds me of pink camellias. Some fully open for viewing, some just buds waiting warm weather, and others fading past their prime.
The same beading pattern was used in Pinot Noir, however different colors create a totally different look. Matte o-beads are mixed with crystal AB seeds and silver grey faceted crystals.
The innocence of the pink beads have a sweet clasp to finish.
Try as I might, I just couldn’t come up with a catchy phrase for this post.
I’ve done: blue butterflies, sugar skulls, Day of the Dead and many others, but the Muse of Alliteration was missing. Gone.
So, this post is just Basically Blue. Can I blame the lack of creativity on exhaustion after the Giftmas holiday? I thought not as well…
A Day of the Dead paper collage, replete with gears and glitter, sealed beneath a glass cabochon. The cab is further decorated with a mix of copper, blue and bronze seed beads.
I knew when I finished the bezel that this little skull was destined to be a necklace. There were even blue beads of the appropriate hues in stash, blue not being a color I use frequently. Copper accents play off the gears under glass.
Still riffing on the exploration of color. Another necklace stitched with the same pattern as Saturnalia and Moon over Miami.
Looks completely different.
Round duo beads in a matte grey, accented with dark red crystals, silver o-beads and a touch of pink. What you see when swirled red wine around in a glass.
I think this necklace has legs, to paraphrase sommelier speak.
I also find it interesting that with all the two-hole beads that have recently appeared on the market, I can relate to these. Most of the others, not so much.
Every time I look at this necklace, I think it needs to be worn by a gentrified lady wearing hoop skirts in the drawing room of a long-ago plantation.
Must be something about the colors. Or the hair style.
A Day of the Dead cameo beaded round in pink, peach and gold, strung with champagne pearls and bi-colored crystals. There are even gold beads, just because.