Monday, June 14, 2010
Pink Pearls and turqouise cane flowers.
I have been wanting to create a bracelet something like this for awhile now. I wanted to try my hand at building a peyote woven base bracelet and then embellishing it with my cane beads. Well, I didnt know how many beads I was suppose to have to start with so the canes just kept coming and I ended up with a large aspirin bottle FULL to the rim with little turquoise beads and spiral fillers. I drilled them after the fact so they are center drilled and then sewn onto the peyote base.
I created the base to be 6 beads wide (6 ebeads) and it is about 6 inches long. I made the clasp too long to start with and so I had to redo it. I still am not happy with it, so there is a good possiblity it will become a toggle clasp at some point.
I have so many little beads left that I am sure that they will find their way into another bracelet!
The pink pearls seemed like a great added touch!
Have a great night!
PS - I have some fantastic new lentil beads to share with you as soon as I finish sanding them and creating earrings out of them!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Year of the Tiger
This beautiful matinee style heavily beaded necklace and earring set is truly a one of a kind set. I have created the tiger beads individually by hand and they are a one of a kind set.
All the dangles that you see here have been individually wrapped using tiger eye chips, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, gold seed beads and round red tiger eye beads. Each strand was created by hand and then mounted on the necklace.
The necklace is strung with more round red tiger eye beads and gold tone spacers.
To finish the piece off, I placed additional tiger eye chips giving it a lot of sparkle and richness. It has a toggle clasp at the back of the neck.
The weight is surprisingly light and it feels great on while the loads of sparkle and movement makes it catch all the lights in the room.
The earrings are a lush mix of tiger eye chips and red tiger eye rounds with Swarovski crystals and seed beads to round them out. They are mounted on a leverback set of earrings.
This is a fantastic piece and it can be worn as a jean piece or as a stunning piece for a formal night out.
Posted by Julie L. Cleveland at 4:08 PM