Thursday, June 26, 2008

Patriot - Double Spiral Bracelet


Continuing my Independence Day theme - this is a double spiral bracelet made on a base of size 6 seed beads. The spirals are made using size red, white and blue size 11 seed beads and a size 6 seed bead as the center focal of the double spirals. It also has a button closure. This bangle fits a size 6 1/4" to 6 1/2" wrist. This bracelet is in my Etsy Shop now.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Patriotic Jewelry for July 4th


I decided to make some Forth of July jewelry. The first photo is a Cellini Spiral beaded bracelet made up in red, white and blue seed beads size 6 and 8 and 11. The second, beaded fringe earrings are made from red, white and blue size 11 seed beads with a size 8 accent seed bead on the fringe. Both of these pieces are in my Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Spanish Moss - Pendant and Necklace


Well I finished the bead embroidery pendant and added a spiral weave necklace. I also added fringe to the bottom of the pendant. This is made with a jasper cab, size 11 and 8 seed beads in various greenish. earth tones. A very different color palette for me.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bead Embroidery Pendant


I just finished this pendant, a jasper cab and various size 11 and 8 seed beads. Next I have to make the necklace to go with it. I am thinking a spiral rope with a lot of the beads used to surround the pendant. I am new to bead embroidery but I really enjoyed making this pendant. I may add fringe to this but I want to see it on a necklace first.

Monday, June 02, 2008

In The Garden - Peyote Cuff Bracelet



This is an embellished peyote cuff bracelet called "In The Garden". The band is made with size 8 seed beads in a shiny dark blue. The stitch is peyote with green and fuschia size 11 seed beads used for picots. The embellished portion of this bracelet consists of three flowers created with lilac size 11 seed beads and an 8mm pearl as the center. The flowers are surrounded by fringe made with green and fuschia size 11 seed beads.

The closure is a hand made toggle and a loop. The band is 1 1/4 inches wide and the focal area is 4 inches in length. This bracelet was created for the Etsy Beadweavers Team June Challenge - "Anything Goes". It is listed in my Etsy Shop here.