Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fuschia "acorn" necklace

When I saw the design of this necklace by Sandra Halpenny, I thought it looks like acorns.
I have fuschia seed beads that matches perfectly with 4mm bicone crystals, so I combined those two and made this necklace. I made matching earrings as well.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gold and Silver necklaces

I made another alternating daisy-chain necklace in gold color for my friend's birthday. She wants gold color necklace. As for my silver necklace, it was a project at Bead and Button magazine few years back using tube-netting technique. But, instead of having 5 sets of beads for the tube, I modified it by only using 3 sets, to make it smaller. I use 4mm metal beads and 15/0 clear seed beads. I actually ran out of the seed beads, so I ended up with shorter necklace. So, I added chain at the back of the necklace to complete the necklace. It's hidden and the chain acts as an extender.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lavender Picot Pearl Necklace

I only have very few of size 6mm pearls. I usually stick to smaller size 3mm or 4mm pearls on my projects. But I wanted to use my purple 6mm pearls sometimes. So, I chose this design to be able to use both 6mm and 4mm pearls together. I also have just enough lavender color 11/0 seed beads, so I use them all together. It's a great project to use some leftover beads that I have. Once I finished the necklace, I had just enough seed beads to make a pair of matching earrings.

Purple jade necklace

I made this necklace for my friend's birthday. She requested dark purple color theme.
I use alternating daisy chain from Beth Stone book for this necklace.
It's made by purple jade 4mm and size 11/0 seed beads.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pink Pearl necklace

I love pearls and found these pretty pinkish red glass pearls at the bead show last year.
With simple right-angle-weave stitch, I made this simple necklace with matching earrings.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Blue Flower Clasp Necklace

I saw this project in the magazine and tried making it. It's a fun project using double St. Petersburg's stitch. I love the clasp because it's the focal point and it's located in the front instead of in the back of the necklace.
This necklace is using size 15/0 seed beads and 4mm bicone crystals. As for the clasp, it's using a tubular peyote stitch and fringe, make it looking like flower.

Turquoise necklaces

Although I like turquoise colors, I don't have an outfit that matches that color. But, it's time for me to use my turquoise beads. Instead of making just one, I ended up making 2 necklaces.
The left one with ladybugs is the one I made for my friend. A couple of weeks ago, I made only the ladybug earrings for her. I thought the matching necklace will look good with the earrings, so using the simple daisy stitch and the ladybug that dangles from it, the necklace is ready. The right side of the necklace is what I made for myself to use up my turquoise seed beads and crystals. The project comes from Sandra Halpenny's website. Again, I need to have matching color earrings, so I used the leftover ladybug beads to make earrings.