Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Monday, May 23, 2011

3 Sister's

 Last but not least is the Three Sister's necklace. The 3rd project in the Nancy Cain class. I love this necklace and really enjoyed making it. I think is has a real Renaissance look to it. It is made using Swarovski Crystals, 24k plated seed beads, and ruby colored delica beads. Which gives the chain the look of precious rubies.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crystal Tile Bracelet

 I finally finished the 2nd project of a 3 day bead class. Well, at least it's my rendition of the 2nd project. In the pattern there were 3 shadow boxes on the bracelet. I felt that 1 was more then enough for me. I have a small wrist and it would have been over the top for me. The center piece is a shadow box that is filled with Swarovski Bicone Crystals.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Solar Star

Wow, how time flies...I know it's been almost a whole month since my last post.  But I really didn't have anything of interest to say. Do you really want to know what I ate for breakfast?  I don't think so. This month my Guild had it's annual Quilt show. My Via Appia got an Honorable Mention. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get to the show this year. I had signed up for a 3 day bead class that wound up being the same weekend.  And since it was with a renowned bead artist, Nancy Cain, I really didn't want to miss it.  It was wonderful and if you get a chance to take a class with her do it...We did 3 projects. The first one was called Solar Star. When I first saw this project I thought, mmm that looks easy. HA! Of the 3 projects this was the hardest. It took me 3 tries before I got the inside points sharp. So that it wrapped around the star neatly. The Swarovski crystal I choose had a larger hold than the other colors and  was pretty noticeable. So I decided to add the tiny stars hanging from it.  The next project is called Crystal Tile. It is not done yet. I will show that later, in the meantime I guess I will show the 3rd project which is called 3 Sisters...But you have to wait until I photograph it.