Classic design – ivory and seafoam earrings made with fire polish crystals and seed beads. Cubic right angle weave.
Sparkly olive bling bracelet made with seed beads and Swarovski crystals. Cubic right angle stitch beadweaving. Finished with a slide lock clasp.
I really wanted to finish this because…… well, I wanted to wear it!
Very detailed and time consuming but just beautiful. The clasp is pretty interesting – a real fiddle to put together. It might help to have someone else put the bracelet on for you but I have found a way to do it myself.
The cuff is made with seed beads, delicas, Swarovski crystals and pearls.
This is the back:
And this is what it looks like laid out flat:
The initial design of this 3-D piece began at a Masterclass with Nancy Cain at the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show.
I got stuck on filling it with the conventional fruits and veggies. However, common sense prevailed and I made a delicate necklace for the bounty spilling out of a basket.
The basket is shaped peyote using seed beads, pearls and coloured wirework.
The necklace is made with bezelled Swarovski crystals and a daisy chain fastened with a silver and Swarovski clasp.
A delicate and easily worn bracelet made with seed beads and glass pearls.
Managed to snag a Toho Challenge package while at the 2015 Bead and Button show in Milwaukee, WI. Lovely colours this year. Especially the teals. After faffing about with various hopeless designs I discovered simple is best.
A herringbone rope stitched with teal triangles and gold size 15 seed beads, strung with a cubic right angle weave triangular pendant in metallic dark amethyst seed beads, fire polish crystals, and joined with daggers. Very pretty and wearable. In fact I wear this 18 inch long Toho Triangles necklace quite often.
To see other designs have a look at the Toho Challenge 2015 page.
Simple dangle earrings stitched in cubic right angle weave. Made with seed beads and Swarovski crystals.
Swarovski rivolis bezelled with galvanised lemon delicas and contrasting dark blue seed beads give this lovely interchangeable pendant necklace a striking effect. The pattern is a design by Jean Power for the 2015 National Beading Week in the UK.
To see what others created go to the Facebook page Jean set up for her secret bead-along.
This is a close up of the five different stars.
Another pair of pearl drop earrings in pinecone colours. Made with dyed freshwater pearls, seed beads, Swarovski crystals, and a pearl druk. Brick stitch weaving.