Sunday, February 28, 2010

More February Beadworks

Tried to bead as much this month knowing I won't be able to next month. Here's a necklace with beaded beads and spiral peyote as focal point. Made of glass pearls, seed and E beads with toggle and clasp closure.

I enjoy putting this bracelet together and the dangling earrings with lever back are fun to make. Again, the bracelet has spiral peyote strip as focal point. Made of pink jade gemstone, magnetic hematite, silver findings, seed and E beads.
I think I'll gonna keep this bracelet as I don't have any pink in my personal collection. Made of pink jade, glass and seed beads. It's a little over 8" and fits like a cuff on my wrist. These 2 bracelets has matching earrings and they're for my 7 and 2 yo nieces back home. I used spiral weave on the left and St. Petersburg stitch on the right. Made of seed beads with loop and pearl closures.
DH wasn't impress with this necklace but I love it. It can be worn as single or double strands... both ends of the inner link has lobster clasp therefore it's detacheable. Made of Mother-of-pearl, seed beads and freshwater pearls.
I lost count how many earrings I finished this month but a lot, that's for sure! I'll just post them some other time.
Enjoy beading everybody!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Circle Of Tree And Bulaklak Sets

Made these sets for my friend and her daughter. Unfortunately, by the time I was stitching them, I only have few focal beads so I had to work from what I have.

I knew for a fact that my friend loves to wear tubes and/or spaghetti strap tops as they live in the sunny state, so I thought this kind of necklace will serve her well. It can be worn either the pendant in front as Y-style or let it dangle at the back as choker style.

Technique: Spiral Weave and Basic Wirework
Materials: Shell Drops, Seed and E Beads
And this Bulaklak set is for her 12-yo daughter. I love classic look and I think the set can be worn with almost anything. The necklace is a long Y-style.

Technique: Off-loom Beadweaving and Stringing
Materials: Seed Beads, Crystals and Glass Pearls
Lastly, here's a few earrings I also made for them. Very simple and fast to do, made of glass pearls and crystals spacers on lever back earwires.

Be warm everybody!