Friday, May 11, 2012

Pink wirewrapped pendant and pearl necklace

Last week was an eventful week for me as far as beading is concerned.  I made a total of three necklaces and a pair of earrings.  I just this day posted pics of the purple and green necklace and earrings. All three projects were made with pearls of various colors!  I love pearls!

I took several classes in wirewrapping a while back but had not tried it since the class.  I was hoping that I would be able to wirewrap on my own and I DID!  I wirewrapped this lovely pink pendant.  The necklace is made with simple stringing of pink potato shaped pearls and silver spacers.  I love the end result. 

Green/Purple necklace

You could say I like purple because I seem to have alot of purple jewelry.  I don't know what it is about purple beads but I just love them. These beads are a green/purple mix, with no two alike, and are just beautiful.  Between each large bead is a silver spacer, purple pearl (yes purple) and anothter silver spacer.  The look is beautiful.  I made earrings to match.  I am not sure what I will wear it with yet but I am sure I will find something!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nona Collar

I made this collar twice.  The first time I accidently cut threads that should not have been cut which would, ultimately, result in the necklace falling apart.

The pattern for this came from one of my beading books.  I fell in love with it immediately and knew I wanted to make it!

The colors are green, blue, black and purple.  The clasp was made from a button that belonged to my grandmother.  In her day, people would cut the buttons off clothes before they discarded them.  I feel very lucky to have inherited her buttons, and, in fact, I have used them in a number of jewelry and other projects.

There are three different type and size beads.  I used size 11 seeds beads, size 8 triangle beads and hex cut beads.