I haven't been doing all that much lately, but here are a couple of pieces that I made up....
This is 'ArwenUndomiel' as it's something I think an Elf would wear, and it was inspired by the colours of a beautiful blue and silver dress worn by Live Tyler in LOTR. Sterling silver and kyanite. This also has curlicue links further around the the necklace
Next is a Peruvian pink opal in sterling silver I made for a wedding I went to. The colours were a perfect match for the outfit. Don't you just LOVE that!? :)
Lastly a fun piece featuring a lampwork glass seahorse. I didn't have to do much but string the beads, a relaxing change from the wire wrapping. This photo doesn't quite capture it, but it gives the overall idea.
Hi all I have been lurking and looking at the posts every once and a while and there is some beautiful skilled work going on. Inspiring. I thought I would post some pictures of what I have been doing lately. Can anyone tell I got a new book! LOL. The first two are from the book Zulu Inspired Beadweaving Techniques, by Dianne Fitzgerald. The last picture is my own design using tubular polygon stitch.
This one is a square chain though the picture is a little out of focus.
This is a triangle chain. I have also discovered the button clasp cool as it is part of the piece and sewn on at the beginning and end.
This was an experiment with a polygon chain and a red and gold focus bead. I like how it turned out. Especially working in red not a colour I normally have any inclination to use. Funny really I find it hard to use colours that don't suit me.
This is a bracelet that has been made for my son's girlfriend, who are celebrating their first 6 months together awww.....
He was rather insistent on the color of beads to be used ! purples, pinks & blacks and even picked all the metal beads and the clasp as well. It has amongst the beads 6 tiny silver color hearts, one for each month awww...
I think I have raised a romantic :)
I had to make the jump rings, I made them from 20g artistic wire in 6mm rounds, he he I had to use one my lonely knitting needles, and used two together all along the length of the chain.
I quite like the effect but wondered whether I should have three?
Any way the overall finished bracelet is pleasing, I am not one for making this type of bracelet, only because I forgot how sore your finger tips get and my nails are alot shorter lol.
long time passing. I like that song. It's been a bit cold on it just lately, typical spring time weather. Got a couple of orders which is rather lovely. And the pic above is another beaded button I've recently finished. And why is it that the pic doesn't come out when I'm posting, it's just all gobbledy gook, so I can't move the s*****g thing around like I can on my blog page. Weird! Oh well if anyone is viewing any time soon........ Jen.