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ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Jewelry

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature beautiful artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. February’s inspiration is a piece, Star Lovers, by Warwick Goble. I'd first made beads for the challenge, which I detailed in my previous post, and now, it's time… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Feb – Star Lovers | Jewelry

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Beadwork!

I finally sat down and finished the beaded jewelry set that I was working on! And I'm pretty thrilled with the result! These are essentially beaded bezels around the polymer clay button beads that I made a while back. I used Peyote stitch for the bezel, of course. I started this at around the same… Continue reading Beadwork!

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Peyote Stitch Tube

Before I get started my next PCA project, I thought I'd practice some peyote stitching with the beads currently in my stash. (Yeah, the not-so-uniform beads.) And I ended up making a small tube that I can thread a rope necklace or thick chain through. This is not tubular peyote, it's flat peyote whose top… Continue reading Peyote Stitch Tube

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Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry

My first project in the PCA art retreat. And my first batch of improvisations to compensate for lack of supplies where I live. 😉 This project uses the invisible spool knitting technique of wire crochet to embellish organic polymer clay beads with a delicate wire mesh, creating teardrop-shaped earrings and pendant. The wire crochet technique… Continue reading Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry

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Hearts bracelet

I made this macramé bracelet using yarn left from my autumn leaf lace top project. I started out with two cords folded in half, which I made into reverse lark's head knots around a jump ring pair. I started making symmetrical double half hitch knots from center to sides -- I crossed the central cords… Continue reading Hearts bracelet

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Torus necklace

Remember the Torus pendant that I'd made a while ago? There are more of those metallic-silver tori in my stash -- three, to be precise -- and I'd really wanted to use them for something. Earrings were my persistent initial thought, but these tori are too big for earrings. I know my wrists are small… Continue reading Torus necklace

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Beaded partial necklace

My first attempt at bead crocheting resulted in a beautiful bracelet and some very painful fingers. 😦 I'd wanted to try my hand at Kumihimo instead, but I haven't managed to buy a disc yet. While I'm thinking if I should make a DIY Kumihimo disc, I decided to give bead crocheting one more shot… Continue reading Beaded partial necklace