Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This is called the "Victorian Panorama Purse" despite the scene of a chinese bridge & almond blossoms because its overall style strikes me as more Victorian. The netted fringe is done in the style of a chandelier. It contains seed beads, glass drops, fresh-water pearls, fire-polished rondelles, garnet briolettes, and rose quarts. The body of this draw-string purse measures approximately 5"x6". It is lined with a chocolate-colored Shantung dotted with charlottes on the inside edge.
This little treasure took approximately 4 - 6 months to actually create (not including planning stages) and is probably one of the most extensive and challenging projects I've designed! The bead fabric was made using circular herringbone and was inspired by a scene found in a book at the local library. This particular project has a special place in my heart! Enjoy!
I call this Duplicity because it is reversible. I was trying this easy bead-knitting technique I learned from one of my favorite beading magazines. The gold lame cording used to knit this bracelet shows through and adds to it's sparkle. The triangle beads used on the one side make it more fun and casual, while the hex beads on the other side are a little more serious. It's very versatile, and because of this, is one of my favorites!
This was dubbed the "Flamingo Bracelet" because of the bold hot-pink beads in the center. This was a lot of fun to do - pink and black always seem so playful. I included a close-up of the button-closure so you can see it from all sides. This bracelet is done in herringbone weave and has a very supple drape to it. **SOLD**
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This one started out as a bracelet! I was learning the Cellini Spiral, but found that with the beads I chose it was not supple enough for a bracelet - and this pendant was born! The necklace was strung in a "floating" style, which means that the elements are pulled down toward the pendant by gravity when worn. I added a close-up of the pendant so you could see a little more detail. I love purple and gold together and the difference in size and texture of the beads used makes the texture of this pendant very sculptural. An attention getter anytime! **SOLD**
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This one came about when my sister-in-law, Kesia, bought me the shell pendant when she was on vacation! I love the warmth of the pink paired with gold. When I found the perfectly-colored pink freshwater pearls and droplets at my local beadstore it all came together. (It is princess length and the chain and threader earrings are gold plated.)
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This set - a bracelet and earrings - reminds me of something a person would wear out to a nice dinner at a nice lodge in the mountains. Probably because of the color - its deep hunter-green color with a touch of spring green for interest. This is done in a classic spiral with droplets peeking out. I included two pictures so you can see all the details. **CURRENTLY ONLY BRACELET IS AVAILABLE**
Wednesday, February 3, 2010