I worked on this necklace most of yesterday. Wanted to finish it so I could move on to something else.
How about Bead Happy for a name? It reminds me of little faces. Smiling faces. Need to pick another name. Just saw Bead Happy in the book I am learning from. I’ll come up with something different. Circles and Chains. Circle Art.
I took over 40 photos trying to get the best pictures I could. So I will bore you with 2 more.
Supplies used to make this set.
8/0 seed beads in black, bronze, green, blue and white
black 11/0 seed beads for loops to hang circles
sterling silver ear wires
jump rings – silver plated, 6mm & 4mm, 20 gauge
vintage black metal oblong buttons
Bead Smith silver wire with copper core, 16 gauge, running thru peyote tube
Black Lace chain links – 36″
2 small lobster claws to hang small length of chain holding circles
2 rondelle shaped glass beads holding tube in place on the wire
To create the 8″ peyote tube, I strung 80 size 8/0 seed beads.
For closure, the chain link loops around the black metal button on the left side.
What a perfect way to use up leftover beads. Even imperfect beads. Or beads you haven’t a clue what to do with. I like creating these. Can be used as a key chain or purse charm. Dangle from a belt or jeans belt loop. I am also thinking you could hang them from a rear view mirror.
I made three of them… two with gold findings and one with silver… before I got bored. I gave the silver one away to a friend.
Here are the gold ones, well gold plated. With a bit of everything else tossed in… wood, metal, brass, copper, glass, gemstones, jute. Different shapes and sizes of beads.
And I made this necklace. I saw this blue beetle in Michael’s last year. No bright ideas popped up at the time. I just liked the looks of it. And then I saw the turquoise stones on sale a few months later. I knew eventually the beetle would meet up with the stones. (I think that’s a beetle. I don’t do well in the garden.)
I am working on a necklace and earrings set. Peach and pink. Earrings are finished. Still working on the necklace. It hasn’t passed my approval inspection yet.
And I still have to show you the bracelet I worked on for 4 days. After I get some decent photos. Pictures coming soon.