I used 2 drop Hubble stitch to cover a matchbox and popped a Christmas present inside!
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.
This 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 tried the star snowflake pendant in a couple of other colours – I think it works quite well with both. These use twin beads as did the original matte crystal one (see here), I’m not sure if it would work with super duos as well, might try that next.
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.