Friday, August 19, 2011

Glass Flower Ring

I bought the glass flower ring and matching beads at the Milwaukee bead show this summer from Kennebunkport Bead Art.  I was unsure how I was going to wire the ring into a necklace or bracelet, then came upon some silk ribbon that I thought would work much easier then wire.  I like how it turned out, but when wearing it the beads flip to the underside of my wrist.  Need to add some weight near the clasp??  The beads that are wire wrapped on the 2nd strand of the bracelet are czech glass. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More of Our Own Bead Soup

This is the necklace Katy created  from the beads I had selected while she was home a few weeks ago.  I like how everything coordinates so well and the way she wrapped the ribbon around oval rings.  The kyanite beads are really pretty when they reflect the sun light.

Polymer Clay Bird

I was inspired by a posting on theVintaj blog to make this necklace with a polymer clay bird bead I had made a year ago.  The pendant also had a wire nest on a stone bead and a tree of life charm.  I added the last  3 paper beads Katy had given me and put them together on Vintaj chain.  It took me a while to be satisfied with the assymetrical design.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Honestly... I like it!

Stumbled upon a website called Honestly...WTF.  I'm not sure why they chose that name, but I found some cool things to make on their DIY page, including this bracelet!  Their version used a much bigger chain with a lot of embroiderly floss.  My version shown below is more me.

I used some braiding cord from Walmart.  The

colors are great for summer!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A simple bracelet inspired from a tutorial on Ornamentea... modeled by Katy.  Ball chain on leather lace anchored by hemp.  Polished stone for clasp.

Our own "bead soup"

Katy is home for a visit before heading back to Phoenix.  For something to do we each selected some beads for the other to make something with. 

This is what I created for Katy from the beads she selected.

Focal bead - polymer clay from a stand at the farmer's market