This is my pebble beach cuff – I find random difficult, but have tried really hard to mix the colours genuinely randomly. This is a mix of size 8 seed beads and drops – mainly from the Miyuki golden grains mixes, but with a few extra colours added. I worked the cuff in two needle odd count peyote, then worked an edging in delicas along the top and bottom. I love the bumpy texture of this.
Four new pendants – getting ready for Christmas! One snowflake, two pearl wreaths and a wreath with Czech fire-polish beads. Don’t forget that the pattern for the wreath pendants is free to download – see here.
Jean Power just posted my black and white star on the facebook page for her Geometric Beadwork book! See http://www.facebook.com/GeometricBeadwork. The book should be printed and sent out next week for those, like me, who have pre-ordered it – can’t wait to see it!
I sent her photos of the stars to say I had been inspired by her work when designing them.
I changed the pattern slightly for this new interwoven 8 point star, adding drops on the points. I think this one would work well as a brooch, but I’m not sure of the best way to attach a brooch back.
A different pattern now – it might not look like it but the black and white 8 point star is a cross between the interwoven 8 point stars and a smaller 6 point star I worked out how to do a few years ago. I have tried several ways of working the centre of this smaller 6 point star, but like the one shown above, the outer ring of points is worked separately, then the centre is attached in the middle. These stars use diagonal peyote, a bit like a Russian leaf pattern, for the points. This particular one is hung from a Russian spiral necklace – not a very good photo I’m afraid!
Sorry the photos are no longer showing here, they show in a preview of the post – don’t know what’s going on here!