A few years ago I made a similar necklace, in coralling technique. But because they always turn out differently, I thought I could post another one.
The shells I found on the beach and as I always look for shells with holes in them already, I did not have to drill them. I would like to add that the beads are not real coral to avoid any misunderstanding.
I do not like sewing loose components together, so this bracelet is in one piece, so to speak, made with one thread. Which means that when you get to the second component, you have to start from the outside and work your way in to the centre bead. Quite a challenge and great when it actually works.
Experiment to form a tube with bicones.
This week another Tiffany bracelet because it is so nice to make. It really differs from one project or the other. I remember making a Cellini Spiral and did not like the work at all although the end result was stunning.
Necklace with a tubular chain. The Lantern or Lampion Pendant I have posted before separately (see my post ‘Lampion’ from 2014-05-11). This week I connected two of these lanterns to a chenille stitch chain. I read somewhere in cyberspace that this stitch is not so old. Apparently someone called Sereine developed it. I am going to look her (or him) up and come back to you when I have found out more. What a lovely stitch!
You can use any old knot to keep this necklace secured around your neck.
Posted in Beaded Jewelry, lariat, Necklaces, Pendants
Tagged beaded jewelry, bugle beads, chenille chain, knot, lariat, necklace, seed beads, swarovski crystals
More bicones! I just love them. This time combined with pearls. Very tiny ones, that you can only pass through once with the thinnest Fireline, and bigger ones in the round elements in between the diamonds. Just a variation of the Tiffany Blueheart bracelet I posted a couple of weeks ago.
Posted in Beaded Jewelry, Bracelets, Tutorials, wire clasps
Tagged beaded jewelry, bicones, bracelet, double fibula wire clasp tutorial, Fireline, free style beading, pearls, wire clasp, wire clasp free tutorial
This necklace was inspired by these beautiful shiny Czech glass star shaped beads. As I wanted the stars to lay flat to have their best side looking up, I beaded a little construction where each one sits on.
And it gets a bit boring but I used my Double Fibula Wire Clasp again as a closure. I really love this clasp because it combines so well with lots of different styles of jewelry.