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
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!
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
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
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
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
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