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!

3 comments:

rtfgvb787 said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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! :)