I made these pieces for the "Utopia" themes YOJ challenge on beading forum. The first is a combination of rose quartz, flourite, clear quartz and pearl. It is destined to be a birthday gift for a friend. The second is purple crazy lace agate, hematite, lavakite, flourite, obsidian and moonstone. It will be going to a friend at work, who fell in love with the crazy lace agate.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Sorry for the lack of recent posts- struck down by unpleasant virus - I have been a very unhappy camper, but finally feeling better. I made this multi-strand necklace with jasper beads I was given by one of the lovely girls on beadingforum.com.au. I love the earthy tones, so I used some sweet brass birds, and brass chain to keep the warm tones. The construction went through multiple stages - every time I put it on, the chains would roll and tangle. Eventually, I solved the problem by using little chandelier components to attach the strands.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
This weeks YOJ theme on beadingforum.com.au was Aladdin's cave. I was inspired by a beautiful amethyst geode cave my husband bought me years ago. I have combined multiple strands of amethyst, purple glass beads, purple glass pearls, and clear crystal, into a chunky plaited bracelet. I love the end result, but it was a serious pain to make - lining up all the separate strands nearly drove me nuts! Anyway, here it is: