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. Beads used: 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: http://www.larkcrafts.com/jewelry-beading/japanese-beadwork/ 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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Blossfeldt is good for more 🙂 Seven charms made of mother-of-pearl discs, Blossfeldt images transferred to them, and small pendants using Artchix Studio's copper face beads, and wire. For a swap at ArtMix.
Since I also like beading from time to time and spent some time with my small nieces who were beading away during last weekend, I was inspired to do this necklace. I took the pattern from a really nice book, "Bead Fantasies" by Takato Samejima, but used somewhat different beads and colors. I already had... Continue Reading →