Saturday, 14 January 2012

Hi All,

I finished my necklace today (yay), and have moved onto a pair of earrings.

The Necklace was rather daunting actually, I always have problems trying to figure out how to attach pendants to bails and then to necklaces and also how to do this and make the pendant sit straight.

I settled on a peyote bail and some simple seed beads and a crystal to hold the pendant to the bail and i'm quite pleased with the outcome!! I think this is one of the only necklaces I've made that sits perfectly straight when on!! :)

The earrings I'm making are with some amethyst cabs that i've had for a while!! I originally was going to include these in the bright lights bag, but when i was deciding everything one of the terrible trio (my girls) took off with them and then i could only find one so i left them out!!!
The second one only just reappeared this week so earrings they will be!!!

This is what I've done so far, I want to make it 2 pieces (like the necklace) and I was going to use some flat back swarovski crystals for the top part but i'm not too sure about the colour.

I like it cause its different but will anyone else??? suggestions accepted lol! This is also the first pair of embroidered earrings I've made so something new!! :)

I was also thinking about doing some embroidery with some swarovski cosmic crystal rings!! Has anyone used these in bead embroidery before?? I've had them for ages and they cost me heaps ($11 each) I hate not using things that are so pretty!!

I opened an ArtFire shop today too, I'm hoping that this will reach a different crowd to the etsy shop but i'm not too sure so i guess i'll just have to wait and see!! I found Artfire really hard to use as well, whats your preference??

I want to start creating a lariat that i am submitting to Australian Beading magazines June issue but i don't have the cabs for it yet (my local bead store is still recovering from christmas) I know the colours I want to use at the moment but they may change when I see the cabs lol!!! think I might just start it and if it doesn't match when the cabs get here i can start again and use what i've already made for something else!! :)

Until next time Happy Beading!! :)


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