I love these Miyuki silver-lined blue zircon beads. The combination of the size 11 and delica beads with crystal AB delicas and size 15s and a denim blue Swarovski rivoli gave me a new interwoven rivoli star. I gave it a warped square bail and hung it from a Russian spiral rope, the first time I have put one of these stars on a proper necklace – the others have all been just pendants or brooches (see here ). This will be in my display for Bucks Open Studios 11th – 26th June.
This was inspired by the wonderful bangle by Vee Pretorius in Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Volume 2 by Kate McKinnon. The book is a real feast for the eyes with amazing examples of beadwork by many artists using the techniques generously shared by Kate and the team.
I have been working on a new version of daisy chain cubed. The necklace has a larger focal element, and the bracelet echoes this element. I’m not too sure about the placement of the straps on this version though, so I am re-working it in a different colourway with the straps attached in a slightly different place to see which works best.