Friday, June 15, 2007

"Wicked" - Braclet

This is a new bracelet called "Wicked". It is a double spiral made on a base of size 6 seed beads. The spirals are made using size 11 seed beads and size 6 as the center focal bead. It also has a button closure. This was my first try at this pattern - it is a little difficult to make but worth the effort. It is very unusual. I would like to make this in earth tones and gold.

Here is another view of the complete bracelet.

Here is a close up of the spirals.

Here is a close up of the spirals and the black button used for the closure.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Brick Stitch Bracelet

I made this brick stitch bracelet a while ago - it took a long time to finish as I just worked on it sporadically. I am not sure what the center stone is - I need to look it up but all the other beads are seed size 6, 8 and 11. It has a button closure. This was an experiment and I am not yet sure what I think about this bracelet/cuff. I also have not named it yet.

Here are another two views.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

"Tea Rose" - Glass Cab and Necklace

This is another one of the glass cabs I bought when I was at Bead Fest in Delaware. In this photo it is 1 1/2 X 1/1/4 inches. It is already mounted on Lacy's Stiff Stuff.
Here is the finished cab, it has a row of size 6 seed beads in dark pink as a foundation row. Silver size 11 seed beads as the bezel row. Clear silver lined size 6 seed beads as the outer row and size 8 seed bead clear pink as the decoration on the outer row. I love to add beads to these and think you can't go over the top in decorating with these cabs. I need to try some fringe soon.
Here is the finished cab and necklace - "Tea Rose" - it is 17 inches in length. The beads are size 6mm dark rose coral with size 6 seed beads in silver lined clear - to match the outer row of the cab. It also has a silver toggle closure. I decided to hang the cab a little different from the first photo. This cab and necklace is on e-bay now - click here.
Here is another view.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Good Earth" - Bead Crochet Bracelet

I crochet this bracelet on my deck at my PA house. The house sits up on a hill overlooking the lake and it is like being in a tree house. This bracelet is made with size 6 light topaz seed beads and size 8 dark green seed beads. It is like looking through the leaves and the trees at my treehouse. It is a size medium and will fit a size 6 to 6 1/4 wrist.

This bracelet is on E-bay now - click here.