Friday, March 30, 2007
This is a new bracelet I finished today. The two end sections are brick stitch and the center is netted using size 11 red seed beads and size 6 crystals. It has a button clasp. I really wanted to learn how to make this bracelet and it's many variations. This is my first try and I don't know if I like it or not. It is a little too big for my wrist.
Here is another photo of it (both of these photos show the back, clasp side).
And another view.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Well this is something new for me. I got a bead book from the library and there was a section on Spiral Rope technique with seed beads. Sounded interesting so I thought I would try it. This is my first attempt - a bracelet and I love it. The core beads are black and the spiral beads are a peach metallic - nice contrast. I also wanted to try a button clasp and this was a great chance to try it. Overall I am very happy with this bracelet. It fits and feels great to wear and it is beautiful to look at - I am keeping this first one. Now I have gotten interested in weaving with seed beads. I want to also try a free form peyote stitch bracelet - but that will have to wait until I learn a bit more. I want to make a few more of these spiral rope bracelets using some different size beads. I have a ton of ideas - even combining my wire with the free form bracelet. I am in a creative frenzy. I am also going to take a bead component crocheting class next week. I saw the necklace and bracelet and they were awesome. I can't wait.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
sparkle and it's fun - something different.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
This is a new bracelet I tried today. It has 4 strands twisted going into one. It is made up of various beads. I think for my first try it is very successful. This bracelet is 17 1/2 inches in length.
Here is a close up of the four twisted strands.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
New bangle - I made three new bangles and a bracelet last night. I am doing a craft show next Saturday and I am working on jewelry for the show. This is silver with a large Tibetan bead as the focal. I need to make a few more "comfortable" things for the show and then I want to try something new.