Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Helix Cuff

I have had so much fun beading this new cuff!!! I discovered this pattern in a new book, soon to be published, titled Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. Those of us who had the opportunity to pre-order it, were able to get a couple of the directions for pieces that will be included in the book. This is my interpretation of the Helix Cuff.

Fall is my favorite time of the year; the colors are glorious. This cuff, made in three layers, was beaded using Delicas in a wide range of Fall colors.  I made each of the layers with a different sequence of colors, while thinking about looking down and seeing a pile of leaves covering the woodland floor. I also made my own beaded toggle clasp for the cuff.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beaded Bead Necklace

This is my latest creation done in a workshop taught in my local bead store. The beaded bead is hollow and made of 12 small units. I then used an Italian Mesh Ribbon to string and complete the necklace. The nice thing about this mesh is that you can constantly expand it to create the scallop shapes.