Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fringed Flamingos

Really finished this time.
I tried to do the bracelet with fringe on the top and the peyote band plan about two inches each side of the snap closure.  It looked okay.  The problem arose however when I wore it.  You guessed it.  It rotated around so all that was visible on my wrist was the plain black band and the decorated part was on the bottom of my wrist.  Lots of work to be hidden.
 I probably should have made the white diamond a little larger on the underside but it matched the size of the other two white diamonds.
The bracelet base was made in peyote stitch with matte black size 11 delicas and a bezelled acrylic cabachon.  The fringe was created with size 15 matte black and white rounds.  I used fireline in original for the white beads and fireline in crystal for the black so you see the contrast at the ends of each fringe. There are a few silver lined 15's on the bezel to accent the cab.
A special thank you to my niece Amy for the thoughful gift of the cabachon. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rings done...Pendant Started!

Finished the two rings I was working on. Really like them both but one I like better than the other.
Which do you like the best?  The peacock eye or the purple?

Next project is this larimar piece that I want as a pendant to hang on a silver necklace.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rings and Things

Started this first ring and did not have enough crystals to complete it...bought them today so it is being completed except for the band and I think I will save that to do at crafts on Tuesday.
The rivoli looks blue in the picture however it is a purple blue and really looks more purple in real life.  It needs its crystals and band but it won't be long.

Bought another hand today to hold more rings...I love rings.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

For Carol

Still Seedbeading

Guess I needed someone to encourage me just a little. Thank you Carol for asking if I am still beading. I am indeed beading. I do not vary my work as much perhaps as I once did, but I still am plugging away.

This particular fringed bracelet "Tiger Tiger" spent a year before I added the fringe around the cabachon.  I never felt it was how I wanted it. I do now!

In the last year and a half or so I have created about 30 crystal and beaded rings. The center of most have a Swarovski rivoli. The rest is 4mm Swarovski bicones and seed beads in 11 and 15

The black and white flamingo bracelet is partially fringed on a peyote black base. The cabachon was a gift from Amy, my niece.  She knows that my whole house is decorated in flamingos and I love them. 

I will have to finish fringing the bracelet as the weight of the cab and fringe make the heavy part turn under and all that is seen is the plain bracelet with the snap closure

Thank you again Carol for getting me busy blogging.