Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fantasia necklace

I've finished my latest creation - the Fantasia necklace. I really enjoyed making it and I think some of that joy shines through.

I collected a whole medley of toning and complementary beads and cabochons in a froth of citrus green and sherbert pink, luscious lavender and foamy lilac. the centrepieces are shell, collectable vintage buttons and a pretty gemstone.

I then mounted each large cabochon onto stiffener and hand embroidered around it in peyote stitch, bead by tiny bead, each one surrounded by a slightly different but matching selection of glass seed beads and pearls.

Once all the components were completed to my satisfaction I backed them with soft coffee colour faux suede, then joined them together to create this stunning neckpiece.

Suspended from a chain of matching beads and fastening at the back of your neck with a silver plated push in flower clasp decorated with a tiny sparkling crystal.
It looks amazing worn over a simple black high necked sweater.

You can buy this necklace now in my Etsy shop 

Monday, May 14, 2012

I've been drooling over all the stunning beadwoven jewellery on the Etsy beadweavers blog  I've been a member of Etsy for quite a while but felt a bit shy to list any of my work there. However I've taken the plunge and opened an Etsy shop and put just a few items in it. My favourite Marie Antoinette bracelet and the River Lune pendant necklace are two of them.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Just been looking out some of my freeform peyote work which I made a while ago as I'm making a few new pieces which I'll be adding here soon.