Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mrs Bean Goes to Portland

Mrs Bean goes to Portland

We are on our way! Our little car, Mrs Bean, hitched up to the back of a 17 foot truck, is heading to the North West. Short hiatus on the blog posting while we drive over 3000 miles all the way across America from Clearwater, Florida to Portland, Oregon, our new home.

What a trip!

Chrysogonum Necklace

Chrysogonum, gold and green necklace - cubic right angle weave bead stitch. Made with seed beads, crystals, and glass pearls. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.Back in 2013 I took a Masterclass with Marcia deCoster, at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee. As you probably know, she is a right angle weave queen. Particularly cubic right angle weave.

She came up with a selection of components for us to play with. I particularly liked the geometric look of the curved piece and so went ahead and mirrored and stretched it, and made 2. Along with adding stripes – just for fun.

I do love the colors she chose for each kit. This olive and gold works together and makes for an elegant look. Adding in another of her components I finally designed this fancy necklace with fringe. It’s called Chrysogonum after a creeping ground flower nicknamed Gold and Green.

 

 

 

 

Close up of chrysogonum, gold and green necklace - cubic right angle weave bead stitch. Made with seed beads, crystals, and glass pearls. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.Here’s a close up of the focal point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clasp of chrysogonum, gold and green necklace - cubic right angle weave bead stitch. Made with seed beads, crystals, and glass pearls. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

This is a close up of the clasp which is made from another of Marcia’s component designs. The clasp conceals a snap for closure.

 

 

The necklace is made with seed beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls. It is around 19 inches long with an additional 6 inches of focal and fringe.

I made a bracelet to match:

Chrysogonum bracelet designed during Masterclass with Marcia DeCoster - seed beads and Swarovski crystals, cubic right angle weave. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.