Monday, April 19, 2010

Something Old, Something New

I've been wanting to create an Oglala bracelet suitable for a bride for awhile now, and I've finally done it! Isn't this beautiful? Frilly and feminine, it's filled with ruffles from one end to the other. Faux ivory pearls in a variety of sizes are the focals that run through the center, and I used size 15 crystal beads with an AB finish for the picot edging. This piece is called To Have and To Hold.

I've also been working on some simpler pieces: still beadwoven, but modern and minimalistic. When I "discovered" these Swarovski squares, I knew I had to have some. For this little necklace, I used a 14mm crystal clear square with a peyote square (folded over) used as the bail. It's suspended from a 16" sterling silver chain. Just a little bit of bling, this piece is called Clearly Elegant. :-)

Now I'm busy at work on a necklace using some of Lisa Peters' beautiful raku pieces... I haven't quite figured out the entire design, but I'm having fun experimenting with some different ideas.

Before I close, I just want to make sure you've checked out this week's Bead Art Originals items of the week... Visit the BAO blog for details!


Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Anonymous said...

"To Have and To Hold" is just gorgeous! Awe inspiring.

pärlbesatt said...

Hi again,

I wrote to you on Facebook, to compliment you for To have and to hold. You said something about Oglala, which I had never heard of. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

Now I have written about it on my blog, and I even named the latest piece Oglala. You had an impact! :)