Friday, May 28, 2010

Green Zig Zag

As mentioned in the post below, here is the result of weaving different sized beads in the zig zag pattern. I was also able to further embellish it with drop beads. I feel it gives the necklace a lovely textural quality.
To bring the weave in and make the finishing weave smaller I wove in Czech crystal drops.
This necklace also took around 10-12 hours to make but quite a bit of this time is spent in experimentation.
Maybe the next one would be even less time.

I would love to hear any comments.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

African Zig Zag

I have called this "African zig-zag" because the colours and it's shape remind me of African patterns and jewellery, very earthy.
The decoration has black agate chips, onyx coin shaped beads, Czech fire polished crystals and the clasp has been woven into the necklace.
This necklace has taken 14 hours to create and has taught me heaps.
I am now curious to see what would come of weaving different sizes into this design. Time will tell.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Vintage Lace - SOLD 18/05/10 YAY!!!

Here is the result of more experimentation -  a necklace reminiscent of Vintage Lace.            Who would imagine by doing a simple decoration around a bead one could come up with so many varied combinations and achieve a necklace that is intricate, feminine, elegant and has a distinctive Vintage look about it??       I am really thrilled to have designed this piece and can see many more ideas eventuating from this one project.  The necklace is made entirely of black size 11/0 seed beads and 146 Czech crystals with a Swarovski Crystal drop at the front. I now need to make one entirely of Swarovski crystals. What a stunner that would be!!!    I am now off for a holiday by the sea for 5 days. A well earned rest and I am only taking books to read, no beads !   OMG !