Saturday, March 12, 2011
Practice, practice, practice
I've always loved a beaded rope style necklace - there's something about the "tube" that just says WOW on a piece. So I've used a russian spiral for most of my pieces so far. Flipping back through a past issue of Beadwork magazine I saw a bracelet by Nancy Cain that featured a netted tube. I hadn't tried that before, so I thought I'd give it a whirl!
I was surprised at how quickly the netted tube built on itself! After finishing the embellishments, I had a blast with this piece! It does have a good structure that can be string with bead caps or spacers and end beads to make a full necklace!
So, stay tuned for more bead embroidery pieces (one I'm finishing up today that's a whole lotta WOW! and a bit of bling too). As long as we're always learning, we're always growing, right?
What's new in your creative space this weekend? I'd love to see what you're up to!
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