pebblebeachcuffThis 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.

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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