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pearltwinbletThis bracelet is made with 6mm pearls and twin beads. I spent some time working out how to complete this with a continuous threadpath rather than making each element separately and then joining them – I hate having loads of thread ends to work in! I am trying to adapt the pattern to make a matching necklace.

 

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.

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whiteyellowrickrackflower2Bucks Open Studios (see here) is from June 11th to June 26th (sorry, put 27th here by mistake earlier!) this year and I have been getting ready for it, making a new flower brooch. Although this looks similar to the white/blue flower pendant (see here) it is made using a different technique. The same stitch, but instead of the modified Russian leaf for each petal, I made a rick-rack or zigzag then gathered the centre together and added the yellow drops.

These two necklaces have been works in progress for a while, the emerald one since last summer! I was determined to get them finished this month. They both have bezelled rivolis and netted straps: the gray one has a netted bezel, the emerald one a peyote bezel with netted embellishments. If the light improves I will try to get some better pictures, including the double toggle and ring fastening on the emerald one.

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