Inspired by a necklace from Marcia deCoster’s new book “Beads in Motion”. The smaller beads are antique Czech 3-cuts, larger are Miyuki Duracoat galvanized Eggplant 8/0.
When I started this necklace, it was supposed to become the “Arcs of the Alster Arcades” as in Elke Leonhardt-Raths marvelous book “Die Architektur der Perle“. Choice of beads rather resulted in an organic-looking Iguana claw design. I love it!
I love this design – it is simple and elegant and special.
- Miyuki Tila beads gold iris metallic
- Swarovski 4 mm bicones crystal vitrail
- Czech antique charlottes 11/0
- Toho 15/0 rocailles, crystal iris
- Miyuiki 8/0 galvanized silver rocailles (I substituted the Swarovski 3 mm Crystal Pearls the design called for).
Doing some beading lately. My latest addition is this necklace with pendant after a tutorial to be found here:
I just made two changes – I used tubular RAW instead of the crocheting (couldn’t figure out the crocheting part with 15/o rocailles) and I did without the tube around the pendant – I actually created it, but it looked to massive for me once I had attached it, so I removed it again.
Hello there !!
I am back – I can’t believe I left this blog orphaned for such a long time now. This last year was marked by the construction and move-in into our new home, so there were lots of tasks not involving any crafting;
But now I am enjoying the advent season all the more, doing lots of crafts for decorating new spaces.
The canvas wreath was inspired by Alisa Burke. I left out the sewing though and since I didn’t have such colorful buttons on hand, I used waxed beads instead. This also saved the hot glueing step – I just pinned the beads down to the underlying styrofoam ring.
And major bling is caused by the sequined styrofoam ring. This one was a lot of work, but done while sitting in front of the TV it passed in no time. The wreath is covered with literally thousands of pink and red seqins and 4 mm orange, red and pink beads.
So, hope you enjoyed my little decorations tour and wish you a warm and cosy season!