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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gift Package

I recently created a set of jewelry for dear friends.  I used several metallic colors: gold, silver, copper, antique brass.
A silver barrette (acrylic and firepolished beads).
I used oval "Hope" beads, and round beads that had the sun on one side and the moon on the other.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blue Floral Ceramic Double Strand Necklace

Here I've used large ceramic round beads that are almost a dark aqua in color with a black floral motif painted on them.  I have glass beads in blue and complimentary colors on the main strand, and then small black beads on that secondary strand, which also weaves through the focal beads.  It gives a "scalloped" look to the design.
I'm calling this a double strand necklace rather than a two strand necklace, although I'm not sure if I'm using those terms correctly, or if there is a universal understanding of those terms.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red White and Blue Crocheted Bracelet

It is almost Independence Day, so here is a red white and blue design.  It looks a bit scrunchy in the above photo.
I crocheted red beading wire, which makes the design look scrunchy until it's on your wrist.  I had these beads that were blue stars with little rhinestones.  I originally thought they would be weightier, but once I purchased and opened the package, I realized they were quite lightweight, and really wouldn't work as charms.
I also had some red beading wire, for which I had no purpose either.  Therefore, I combined them all into this lacy stretch sort of bracelet.  The ends are attached to ribbon endings, and then into a button clasp.