Saturday, January 5, 2013

Some work that was gifted, sold or otherwise left my home over the holidays!

I have not been able to post very much lately, but beadwork has been coming and going!  Here are some photos of recent pieces that are hopefully out there in the world being worn...

The first two are Sabine Lippert designed components that I made into simple pieces.  She is so incredibly talented.  I love her designs and love to make about 1/8th of each one and get it on a rope so I can wear it!  Her pieces usually have dozens of these little components all hooked up to make something spectacular.  I am chicken, though, and tend to wear only one at a time...

This is a bead-embroidered cabochon, I have no idea what the stone is - some sort of agate?  It is pink - sort of dusty rose or cranberry I guess.  I got the matching semi-precious gems at Bead Show last year but of course forgot to write down what they heck they are either...

This one is a kumihimo braid using Delicas, which are very expensive but worth every penny for the effect.  Kind of looks like baby dragon scales, no?  The clasp is sterling and one of my favorite finds from Bead Show last year.

I did some of these really simple bead crochet strands before our trunk show, using fire polished and Czeck pressed glass, with antique buttons as closures (from Raven Beads).  These are wrap bracelets - the pink one wraps three times and the blue and green wrap twice.  Very hip, also an unusual style for me.

 My very first bead crochet tube with a magnetic clasp:

Twisted Cubic Right Angle Weave WHAAAAT???  Yes!  And SO FUN TO MAKE, thanks to Gwen Fisher for the tutorial:

Finally, a kumihimo rope using size 8 Picasso beads.  These beads are sooooo lovely - mottled and almost antique looking. 

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