Recently I’ve made two of those fabulous bead necklaces, one in gold with turquoise center bead (in the photo) and another in silver with dark garnet beads. The pattern is straightforward, easy to follow. Really loved making it. I I found this necklace in Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies, a great beadwork book that makes you want to try every project in it. However, I think there is one inconsistency in the pattern. Pay attention in the beginning. The pattern calls for a 6mm center bead, […]
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I stayed up all night making this incredible necklace. It was a project out of one of the Bead and Button magazines. It’s a nice pattern because, really, you can stop at any point at the end of any row. And it would look great anyway. Making this, don’t pull too hard. Looser weave makes the necklace drape better. My high-fashion model didn’t show up. Had to make do with a dog of a stand-in… Actually, I would like to make it again, this […]
This necklace was a class I took from Susie at the Shepherdess in San Diego as I was just starting to bead. Alas, the lovely Shepherdess closed, but I still have the beading friends I met there.
Same pattern as the Turquoise-Colored Necklace, but what a difference the color makes! It’s transformed into a delicate lacy piece, very feminine. I actually made about 20 of these using different colors. Each of my girlfriends and sisters got one for Christmas. The little pearl dangler on this one is precious!
No it is not a snake! This is the piece that inspired me to start beading seriously. Pamela Aronoff, a serious and very creative beader, gave me a necklace as a gift. I was so stunned by it, that I thought I wanted to make one myself. Since Pam lives 2 hours north from me, I went looking in local bead stores with my precious necklace in hand, asking if anybody could tell how I could make one. At this point I had not even […]