Endless drivel on my love affair with beads.
With pictures - does that make it okay?
Friday, 3 February 2012
Lately I have been playing around with beaded beads. I thought I'd have a little go and see what I could make that were self supporting but that would also allow you to see the structure of the bead as well.
I started with the green bead at the back. It's made with some cheap Indian glass rounds and lots and lots of thread to keep these heavy beads still! Then I made another using Swarovski faceted rounds. I'm not much of an orange fan but thought it looked quite cute.
Then I tried again with some Swarovski pearls. This one is my favourite by far, possibly because I love the colour! I threaded this on some plain silver snake chain and turned it into a very simple necklace as a birthday present for one of the girls at work.
I had loads of leftover bicones in some pretty random colours so I thought I'd see how the Disco Ball beaded bead would translate to them and they really worked! As you can see, I didn't add the lace overlay so I had to go through each bead quite a few times in order for them to stiffen up.
But then what to do with all these random beaded beads I had made?!
A cute little charm bracelet worked wonders as yet another gift. Luckily she is a bit of a champion of colour so this was right up her alley!