Some Beading … after a long while

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.

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Iguana

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!  

Standing Ovation by Anna Elizabeth Draeger

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).

Advent Bling

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 Variations II

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.

Something Different

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 →

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