Friday, July 15, 2011

Pillow & Trillium Beaded Beads Necklace

Today at Creative Castle I taught a beaded beads necklace project. It features the pillow bead (which still gives me a thrill every time I share how to zip two flat pieces of beadwork into a plump, hollow bead) and the trillium beaded bead, which is pesky for a couple rounds and then magically takes on this most fabulous shape. Plus we did a length if layered cross needle weave, a polygon woven pod and beaded bell to hide the magnetic closures within.

Esther worked in ruby and that matte gold Toho bead that looks like Venitian gold.

Susan worked in the same turquoises and aquas that she used when taking the Plum blossom beaded beads (seen lower left) workshop with Valerie Hector.

Christine came to class wearing her lovely lily of the valley necklace. The little flowers were inspired by those on a recent Bead & Button magazine cover. Hers were rendered in size 15 and have a similar shape and hang among lily leaves like those she made in a workshop with Maggie Meister. These dangle from a beaded ring bail on a spiral rope necklace. Lovely. She used a beaded toggle closure technique she said she learned from Laura McCabe.
Tomorrow begins the two-day Hand Felted Jewelry Components workshop. Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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