I've got a lot to show you, its been a busy few weeks. Where to start?
Mother's Day Necklace
|A Norma Jean Dell Design|
A Norma Jean Dell design, incorporating a few new techniques for me. A magnetic clasp makes it easier to wear.
The pendant is a beautiful Swarovski crystal rivoli. This has no holes so has to be captured in a net of beads' it is then embellished with jet dagger beads and beautiful little jet crystals.
I'd never beaded around a Rivoli before and found that you had to really give a tight tension to it or it just wouldn't hold; once it was captured it was further captured with the dagger beads.
A Bit of a Regular Occurrence
I was really excited to be given the opportunity, once again, to be a 'Tester' - this time for the very talented Liz Reed of Crimson Moon. Liz had created a tutorial for a Beaded Bead called 'Corona'. I have never done this type of bead weaving before but found it so easy - in the main because Liz produces wonderful detailed and well photographed tutorials.
|'Corona Bead' as a Pendant on faux suede necklace|
A Liz Reed Design
The Corona Bead is very versatile and is sweet enough to be on its own as a pendant, or perhaps as a pair of earrings.
If you want to make this visit The Crimson Moon for the tutorial; or if you prefer, purchase the finished article - take a look at the wonderful colours that Liz has used.
|'Corona Bead' as a Pendant on a silver Snake Chain|
A Liz Reed Design
Appeal to the child within .... and read all about the arrival of the 'Corona Bead'
|Week 10 Earrings|
'Corona Bead' - A Liz Reed Design
Week 10 Earrings
I just had to make the 'Corona Bead' into a pair of earrings, which contributes towards my Earring Challenge. But ... I'm STILL behind!
This week is Week 14 .... I keep getting side-tracked with so many other beaded wonders!
I'm going to close here but still have updates for you. I'm NOT going to make wild promises ... as I don't want to disappoint you BUT I will try to make it very soon!
'Keep Watching, and I'll Keep Blogging'