Monday, May 08, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
This statement necklace features the most usual shells.
The John Bead Outlet had a selection of bags with these abalone shards.
I glued on end caps to make them a components I could string.
It took me a long time to figure out the best way to wear them.
This cascading statement necklace is the result of weeks of experimenting.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
I had a half day today to just create a few new necklaces
that were not for a deadline or article.
I am going through the stash of beads I brought back from several Bead and Button shows.
I am going this June again and want to be able to have a clear conscience.
Hopefully I will have used most of everything I picked up at earlier shows too.
I do love agate and it was high time I started using these beautiful strands.
These glittery agate beads were in Michael's of all places.
They caught my eye because they mimicked the colouring in the glittered cross I made.
The step by step for this resin how-to is on I Love Resin.
Leftovers became a bracelet!
Happy with my Sunday.
Now to get some laundry and ironing started.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Monday, January 02, 2017
Starting 2017 with some bright colour!
Last year on my annual trip to Paris I stumbled upon a $1Euro leather bin in the fabric district.
I picked up some really pretty colours and unusual patterned leather.
I never would have had these in my stash if they weren't sold in such small pieces.
I have the Sizzix jewelry making tools that allow me to cut leather with precision.
I chose this beautifully embossed leather and cut these two sections.
The flower I made with the Flower Maker component, resin clay and some miniature items.
The back of the Flower Maker has two loops.
I attached the flower to the thinner piece of leather with thread,
I used rivets to attach the two leather pieces together and I added eyelets to create lacing.
Ta Da! Leather cuff ready to wear!
Monday, December 19, 2016
A GIGANTIC thank you to the 12 designers who participated in our surprise Mixed Bead box challenge. The John Bead blog post featuring all 12 submissions PLUS so many extras designs. It will inspire you to get started on a new beading project soon.