The June 2015 issue of Bead & Button showcased this beautiful pattern on the cover and I could not resist making it my own. The pendant is designed by Wendy Speare, and I'm loving the possibilities of the underbelly superduos. I don't usually work with delica sb, but did in this version because I wanted to make the first like the pattern, and I'm really liking the combination and the look of the square against the round 15/0 sb. Of course, it all starts with a beautiful Swarovski crystal. How can you go wrong? And, I added a purple ribbon to finish it off. Lovely...
Had a lovely class on Saturday, and then another on Monday, so it was a fun couple days, spending some quality time with my beading buddies! We do have a great time playing with our beads. Thank you Sandy for teaching this pattern @ Bead Street - designed by Ella Des aptly named Kheops Weave. The sheen and color combination on these silky angled beads I chose (purchased at Bead Street of course!) is so incredible. They are so versatile, and take on a different color dependent on the lighting, and the other beads surrounding them.
My daughter-in-law bought me some beautiful beads on the Oregon Coast, so I got busy and designed one piece, making perfect use of each special bead. The long orange coral pieces at the bottom were the start - I wire wrapped (I worked hard at making my wraps more the "messy" look, which wasn't easy for me!) them to a 3-hole connector and built the necklace up from there. I wasn't even sure how the coral pieces would lay, but they each find their own space and it works! The middle bead is an incredible mermaid - her tail surrounds the bead - and the top spinner is a paper bead. Such a wonderful, unusual grouping, don't you think? The necklace is wire wrapped pieces of coral (I had those pieces in my stash - how lucky was that?) and I also added a couple tagua rounds to the mix. Love this statement piece! Thanks, Teegan!
Two darlin Mom's Day sets for my girls, (daughters-in-law). The pendants are so special, from BoHulley Beads in the UK. Bo has a flair for detailed designs, and they are eye catchers all by themselves. So, I strung necklaces and earrings (w/birds and butterflies) to compliment what was the focal. I think these are pretty perfect for spring/summer wear and my girls were very happy, which always makes me happy!