Saturday, 28 June 2014

New ventures

Well my first year of university is officially over, which has given me time to try some new beading techniques. Below is a necklace I hand stitched using Miyuki Tila and Miyuki Delica beads with crystal beads. I must say I used all my most expensive beads on this necklace, but hopefully it will be a popular design.

Below is a bracelet using peyote stitch. I have had these neon orange beads for a while now and I have had no use for them! so I thought as a one off to use them up I would create this bracelet with a shaped wrist area. This stitch is a very tedious one and I think a thinner bracelet will be tackled next :) 

The Tour de France is kicking off in England this year and the riders will be cycling through my home town so I thought little bicycle keyrings would be cute. This is just a prototype, but I may stick with it as my other attempts were a little poor! 

I have become quite obsessed with ebay at the moment as I have started using my fimo polymer clay again which it turns out gets used up very fast! I have been busy making a wide range of things including my own beads which is very handy. I will share my makes in my next post.

I hope everyone has a lovely week ahead! 

1 comment:

Marigold Jam said...

How clever and what patience you must have to do this kind of work! Love the little bike - will you be watching those lycra clad men whizz past? I went with Mr M to see some of the Tour in southern France one year and to me they all looked the same!