Friday, February 12, 2021

Leather and Pearls


Do you love the combination of elegant pearls with rustic leather?  Check out these necklaces selected from Beadwork magazine.  So many great ideas! Mine is the bottom center necklace entitled "Casual Elegance"  This pattern pack is available at Interweave.

Here's my photo of the necklace. Carved soapstone, coco wood rondelles and large hole pearls are strung on leather and hemp twine.  It's so fun and easy to do.  Try your own version of this necklace or use the same ideas and make a bracelet or earrings.

Happy beading!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Make a Spring necklace

 Hi friends!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm excited to show you my latest published design in the Spring 2021 issue of Beadwork magazine.

My latest design, Flower Garden, is in the Fast and Fabulous section of Beadwork under the theme of Fresh Flowers.  My design features a pendant from Golem Design Studio with a lotus design in fresh greens and pinks.  I picked up the colors of the pendant in the beads I used for the necklace in Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and pressed glass flowers.  

Why not try one of the flower designs in Beadwork for spring wear?  There are lots of beautiful ideas like leather flowers, a Japanese Garden-inspired necklace and a pendant made from quick cure clay.  You can get your copy here.