Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chunky Coral Necklace

After weeks of not having time to create (life, work, uni, and xmas all got in the way) I finally had some time to bead.  

The result was this necklace from chunky coral pieces, ice-flake quartz and a wood feature bead.  I plan to wear it with basic black, and love the solid feel of it.

Christmas cheer

Christmas was busy as always - a quick trip home to my parents for a full-on family Christmas, with 20 for lunch.  Boxing day was lunch for 8 at our house - I cooked my first baked ham, and it was seriously good! 

My table was all in purple.

Ready for the onslaught!

Murphy found it all a bit much!

Sweet Victorian choker

I made this for Christmas for my dear friend Vicki.  She fell in love with a piece I did for Courtney for her birthday  and asked for a softer, more summery version.  

I tea dyed the lace, then used a pink cameo, gold chain, and some two-tone Czech glass beads in rose / green. 

A close up of the detail.

The set include matching earrings and a bracelet.