Thursday, July 3, 2008

Prickly Pear

Finally, the rest of the pieces came in the mail yesterday so I was able to finish constructing, photographing, and mailing off my BFAC project. And what a relief it was to do all of that.

The kit we started with didn't look half bad to me when we first got it back in March. When I finally sat down to play with the beads though, I found I had an obstacle. All of the beads looked quite different when they were strung, and I found that I didn't like the colors at all!

I came up with the idea to make some beaded beads with right-angle weave, and that way I could use small concentrated blobs of color spread out through my project. After adding some 8mm round Jade beads, I came up with this necklace/bracelet set.

All of the beaded beads are different from each other and both the necklace, and the bracelet have magnetic closures that are hidden within the beads, so that each piece seems to be a continuous beaded rope.

One of the other nice features of the magnetic closure, is that the necklace which is 16 and 1/4 inches long, and the bracelet which is 8 and 1/4 inches can be combined to make a necklace which is 24 and 1/2 inches long.

Hopefully the versatility of this set will make it the perfect addition to someones jewelry collection. I am so happy to be done with one more challenge, and on my way to the Pink Ribbon Turtles! Woooohooooo!!!


Billie said...

Good work!! I always appreciates and welcome to latest designed custom made jewelry.

Beadwoman3 said...

Thank you! I always appreciate and welcome the compliments!