Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beading Daily Necklace Swap

The reveal for the first beading related swap I was into finally came today. I had so much fun with this swap and already signed-up for the next one.

My partner is Melinda from Alaska, who's into bright colors. I found some striking beads in my stash so I concentrated on them... and here's what I came out with.
Necklace and Earrings Set for Melinda of Alaska
Techniques: tubular peyote and stringing
Materials: freshwater pearls, turquoise gemstones and seed beads
My sendee partner is Lois from Utah and she made me this fabulous piece! I love it and had to wear it once I got it. I seldom do wirework in the past, but I can see myself wireworking in the near future.
Necklace from Lois of Utah
Technique: basic wirework
Materials: Mother of Pearls, bicones, and freshwater pearls
As for these wirenames, I had to asked Billy (Master of Wireworks) to make them for me. Aren't they adorable? I'm planning to use them on a special project so stay tune. Made of sterling silver and copper wires. Thanks Billy and Pam!

Have a great Tuesday all!

Nature's Beauty Bracelet And Earrings Set

For instant gratification, I strung some beads on a long flexi-wire while watching the night news and ended up with this bracelet. Though when DH saw it, he's not sold with the idea of a chunky blue stone which for me is the focal point. He finds it disturbing! LOL Anyway, I might re-string it and replace the blue stone with a coordinating color. Thanks to BD friends advises. This bracelet is about about 8" long and is made of fire-polished, gemstones, turquoise, green jade and iris seed beads.

Have a great beading day everybody!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Necklace In Progress

Here's what I pictured this piece in my mind, but during the execution, I didn't find it appealing. The proportion is too off! I had to dismantle it to say the least.

The 2 segments are a wee bit over 7" so I thought of using each segment as focal point of a necklace and bracelet to make a set. But that didn't worked out for me too so I had to consider other options again.

I'm considering this but again, I think the pendant is too small. I'm also on a look out of big stone pendant that will match the colors of the E beads.
And my last option is to make a flower pendant out of these 1" size stones. I'm tied up at the moment therefore the project will have to wait for a while... or maybe a long while!

Thanks for dropping by all! Don't forget to leave a feedback should you have any suggestion for this piece. I would really appreciate it!