The beads that I ordered have arrived and I played with this lovely soft green 6 mm bead. I substituted a second color seed bead in steps 4 and 14 to create this version of the Canterbury bracelet. I found these lovely mulit tone 4 mm that are a combination Light ruby, green and silver to accent with. Depending on how they turn gives you a different look, more soft green or more pink.
I recently bought a few new tops and I don't know about you but to me it is always an excuse to make something to go with it!!
I have also been busy making rings. Here are two of them. I was so surprised at how comfortable they are to wear.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This one got its name from the first bracelet I made at the right. When you hold it up to the light it reminds me of a stained glass window and brought to mind the Canterbury Cathedral with its elegant windows.
This bracelet is made using the ladder stitch enhanced with net weaving.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This post is a little late in coming. I wanted to share some photos from my beading class on April 10th. One of my favorite parts in teaching is seeing the different color combinations that are chosen and how each student makes the project their own. This is the first time I remembered to take my camera to class with me but I am so glad that I did. The last photo is my original Sweet Petunia necklace. We only finished about two-three inches of the necklace in class.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
In a couple of months, I will be teaching the Sweet Squares necklace. It has about 400 crystals in it. I originally made it with Swarovski crystals. I wanted to make a sample using fire polish as a more economical alternative for those taking the class. I think that both are stunning!