Friday, October 10, 2008

September bjp

This little peapod charm represents one of my favorite vegetables. I used to love to go out in my father's huge garden and pick some for supper. I could never seem to get enough fresh peas to eat.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

More rivolis

I am having fun combining some of the rivolis. The tiny ones are 12 mm. The ones on the left are 18 mm and 16 mm. The ones on the right are 18mm and 14mm.

This is a square 18mm rivoli that I made into a pendant for a friend.

This unfinished bracelet still needs to have more beads around the edge. The rivolis are 18 mm each. The round end of the toggle was very challenging and this was my third attempt to make it. I found the instructions for the toggle ends in Laura McCabe's book, Creating Chrystal Jewelry with Swarovski.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I love those Rivolis

Can you tell that I am smitten with these rivolis? I started beading them in late spring and continued throughout the summer.

I plan to hang these on my Norfolk Pine house plant at Christmas time. This plant is 3 feet tall and will be filled only with beads.

Some of these will also be gifts for family and friends.

I have only used 14mm, 16mm, and 18mm rivolis and surrounded them with peyote stitch.

Nora's tassels

While my grand-daughter, Nora, was visiting this summer, she made tassels for herself and two of her friends. She used some of the leftover cord from my tassels to make these. She used a large finding on hers so that she could attach it to the wide strap of her school bag. The two for her friends are on split rings, so they can easily attach them to their back packs. She had lots of fun going through my bead stash to pick out beads for this project. Below is how her tassel looks attached to her school bag.