Pearl Clusters and Butterflies

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More basic spiral stitching but now my creative juices have kicked in. I created the necklace first using 8/0 seed beads in red, black and gunmetal gray. Core color is red.

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I alternated between spirals and pearl clusters. Clusters consist of dark gray and light gray pearls. With some black and red glass beads added in.

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Dark gray pearls are Swarovski in three different sizes.

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You want to know why I like the spiral stitch so much?

Because it is forgiving. I can use imperfect beads for the core beads. I can use leftover beads for the spiral. As long as the color and size match what I am creating, I can sneak them in. Such an excellent way to use up some of my “sitting stash”. When I was searching through my beads looking for anything red, gray and black, that’s how I found the light gray potato pearls. I had forgotten all about them.

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I used the same clasp for both the necklace and bracelet. A hammered metal toggle. Got them from Auntie’s Beads. Also got the black jump rings from there. Aren’t they great!! They blend in perfectly with the beads.

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Love those butterflies!! I may have to buy more.

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9 comments on “Pearl Clusters and Butterflies

  1. Robbie payne says:

    VERY nice work! just love getting updates of your work.

  2. If you’re middle-aged and long pearl necklaces should be preferred and if you are young, and shorter length necklaces should be chosen. the skin of young people should be highlighted by the neck, while the aging of the skin may be overshadowed by the pearl necklace long elegant.
    Cultured pearls are in vogue and are more durable and available in a wide variety. Cultured pearls are not false, are made by a natural process, but that are scientifically designed to enhance its attractiveness. The finesse and finishing beads are also carefully noted, however perfect it might be looking for a fake pearl.

  3. Grandma V says:

    Very informative and interesting post by smartrady.com. Thank you. Very great ideas for the spiral stitch. I will experiment with it after seeing what you are doing.

  4. digipicsphotography says:

    Very pretty. I like the butterflies.

  5. Debra says:

    Very pretty Donna! Love your color combo here! ANd the butterflies are a nice touch. 🙂

  6. Katie says:

    I am absolutely in love with both pieces! Love!

  7. Crystal says:

    Hi Donna! 🙂

    You found a beautiful way to combine your ideas and design this stunning set!

    I can imagine how gorgeous it would be with a red turtleneck and a black skirt.

  8. don_mae says:

    Thank you, everyone!! Really appreciate your comments!!

    I have a pink/rose/burgundy necklace almost finished using glass beads. It isn’t as pretty as this one but I like it. 😀

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