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I have some new supplies in antiqued copper and brass that I’ve been playing with, including some lovely filigree flowers and heart lockets.
I’ve made my first necklace with one of the filigree flowers, for which I worked a Swarovski rivoli for its centre. I have half a dozen flowers in different colours so I matched the crystals to the colour of the flower.
I’ve also been busy taking new photos of some of my existing work and the new packaging.
I love beaded beads! I love the fact that what at first glance appears to be a simple bead, shows it’s true beauty on close inspection. I nearly always wear a crystal beaded bead on leather myself, I find it goes perfectly with whatever I’m wearing, whether it’s out to dinner or even to the beach. In fact I love it so much I put one up for a giveaway and I’m hoping that the winner will love it too!
Today I’m making a more elegant version of these beads, with an inner row of light grey Swarovski pearls instead of crystals. I recently made a bracelet as a gift, featuring one of these beads. I’m planning on making more in this range for my shop.
Stunning in its simplicity … a Swarovski 20mm Square attached to a memory wire choker by a beaded bail.
The beadwoven bail has been worked one bead at a time, in the tiniest 15/0 silver lined amethyst cylinder beads to complement the colours in the crystal perfectly. The Swarovski Square has tinges of pink, lilac, mauve and the lightest turquoise depending on the angle at which it catches the light.