This is one of the first necklaces that I made. It is a pattern from “The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving” by Carol Wilcox Wells. This is a wonderful book . Using it I taught myself to do the flat peyote stitch that comprises this necklace. There are two rows through the center of the [...]
I started this necklace as variation on “Grey Necklace with Pearl Dangles” shown in the first posting on this site. I had a hank of incredible brown pearls that were and amazing complement to the light bronze bead I have used for the necklace base. So, where are the brown pearls you might wonder? [...]
This necklace is a version of a tubular netted weave. It can be made in an endless variety of colors. The weave here has three sections to it, but that also can be varied to give a thicker, heavier appearance. This necklace is done with Czech crystals and gold colored glassbeads. It could also be done with [...]
I like projects where the three dimensional shape is generated by changing the sizes of the beads. The large black beads that are the focal point of this necklace are made with tubular peyote stitch. By changing the size from a 15/0 to 11/0 to 8/0 a hollow tube is naturally created. The larger beads [...]
This is another design that is so interesting , that as a beader, you just have to give it a try at some point. This bracelet is made from tubular peyote stich as is my grey necklace, also on this site. However, with the spiral bracelet, you change the size of the bead as you [...]
Some things are just fun, fun to make, fun to wear, fun to look at. This is one of them. This piece visually reminds me of a sea anemone. It is outrageously fun to wear. A complete distraction. This is actually a kit. I buy kits occasionally to learn techniques. This one uses a [...]
While this was not the first beaded necklace that I had made, it is one of my favorites and it is most likely the first where the end result realized what I had envisioned when I started making it. Fabricated of gunmetal grey cylindar beads in a peyote stitch tube with grey/purple pearls suspended on wire.