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.
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.
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.
Here is a peyote cuff she made – a Rainfall of Color.