I recently finished this piece using spiral rope. A few weeks ago, I had blogged about this technique. I had been working on this project for several months and wanted to finish it. I wanted to do something a little different with this project. In the past, I had made a necklace using only the spiral rope technique. Instead, I connected chain, and wirework to the beadwork to make it more of a mixed media project. With the wirework, I used crystals that matched the seed beads. I wasn't sure it would turn out but I am very happy with the finished project.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Spiral rope is one of my favorite beading techniques. I like it so much that I used it to make some spiral rope earring for my Etsy shop. It is one of those stitches that look harder than it is. It creates a look that is elegant and pretty. I learned the technique from this book on Peyote Stitch. It is listed in the back of the book for use as a strap to attach to peyote stitch beaded bags.
I have been working on making a necklace using this stitch. I am using grey and light blue beads. A lot of people will make a necklace only using spiral rope. The first photo is a good example of that type of project. I am thinking adding chain and wire to make it more of a mixed media type of piece. I like to mix up techniques when I make jewelry.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Since I last posted some crochet jewelry projects on my blog, I have continued to work on similar techniques. Previously, I made some projects using white, light blue and navy thread. I found that I liked silver and white together and made a couple projects using that combination. When I started the piece above, it was just a series of interlocking circles. I added a border and I am very excited with how it turned out. I want to make it into a choker. I just need to figure out how I want to make it into a necklace I am thinking of using ribbon.
I have been working on this chain. I am not sure how I want to finish it yet. I am thinking of making into a necklace and adding chain to make it more of a mixed media piece. I have also thought about making into a bracelet.
I also have been working on ways to attach circles to each other to make a pendant. I made this piece using navy and light blue. I am not sure if I will make that into a necklace. I mainly made this piece to see how it would work.