A delicate lavender coloured twisted peyote chain holds a simple pendant with dangling dyed freshwater pearls. The pendant is made with seed beads, Swarovski pearls and crystals. The chain is approximately 26 inches long.
Unbelievable! I need to take a year off to put this together……
Go ahead – you want to make a Big Beaded Dragon?
Seriously – this is beautiful. And there are other creatures just as amazing. And tutorials. You could spend your life working on these fabulous works of art.
A beaded, knitted amulet bag, made with seed beads, cloisonné beads, and white pearl cotton.
Just over 17″ long. The bag is approximately 2½” by 2½” at the longest points.
These stone donuts are always so pretty. Add a simple spiral chain and a peyote bail and you have yourself a teal donut necklace.
Another in my series of knitted amulet bags. This one is simple – a blue bag with a looped fringe and a chain made with seed beads and semi=precious round beads.
It’s about 17½” long and the bag is approximately 1¾” by 1¾” at the longest points. I often tie a knot in the chain at the back of my neck to get the length right.
These amulet bags were all the rage – perhaps not so much now, but still sweet. This little green bag is a about 18 inches long. Made with pearl cotton, glass seed beads, semi-precious stones, and a glass focal bead.
This is one of my early experiments learning Russian spiral stitch. AND I had to design cages to hold in some pretty glass beads I had in my stash.
Clasp for Teal Russian spiral beaded necklace by Rose Rushbrooke
The clasp is a toggle, a short shaped piece of the Russian spiral which goes through a loop of seed beads. Herringbone stitch divides the spiral from the clasp.
The necklace is just over 20″ long from toggle to loop.
Isn’t this peacock lovely?
And how about this turtle?
Found on the Etsy shop: Beads, Bags, and Baubles. Owner: Melissa Russell.
An early learning piece – trying out square stitch. Very sweet and delicate ribbon bracelet with a purchased clasp. It’s 7¾” long from end to end.
Going through my bag of finished beadwork I found this cute, colourful bracelet. It was made for the annual My Lovely Beads Fashion Colorworks Beading Contest in 2013.
It is 7¾” long from end to end. It is fastened with a folding circle which slips through the end loop and then opens up to hold the bracelet together.
Made with seed beads and emerald glass crystals using cubic right angle weave and brick stitch.