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.
It’s the first ever National Beading week in the UK, starting on Saturday, July 25th to August 2nd.
Jean Power is offering a secret bead along project. If you want to join in, sign up for her newsletter and you can get the pattern for free.
In June I bought some interesting rivolis at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee. And I’m using some equally interesting bead colours from my stash to go with them, so I am curious how this will all turn out. At the last count she had over 4000 people signed up to work on the project, along with a Facebook page to show how everyone is doing.
Very exciting – I’m there! Are you?
Bead Soup Blog Party Mix
Here is the mix I put together for the Bead Soup Blog Party.
The focal bead is a self supporting beaded star made with size 11 delicas and size 15 seed beads. Along with a matching clasp. The star was inspired by Jean Power’s technique of joining distorted squares. I added the bail so the star can be hung on a rope or chain.
Around the star are the co-ordinating delicas, seed beads and Swarovski crystals.
This package went off to Shirley Moore. Go and see her blog – Beads and Bread. She is sending me a package of Bead Soup in exchange.
Peyote Bracelet by Shirley Moore
Here is a peyote cuff she made – a Rainfall of Color.
A new book from Jean Power – Geometric Beadwork. Filled with fabulous patterns, good clear instructions with both text and diagrams, and piles of photos. Including my Rabbit Hole bangle and fractal quilt. They are under the Colour and Design section.