Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Classic, Romantic
fluorite beads, sterling silver wire, beads and beadcaps
What was your inspiration?
The beadcaps are Perri Jackson's (ShaktipajDesigns) original design: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perri_jackson/4501053251/. I made them based upon her Rose of Sharon Tutorial: http://www.etsy.com/listing/112055690/rose-of-sharon-coiled-faceted-birthstone
The links on pic 2 are an original design by Lynne Merchant, but I learned how to make them from WireBlissMei's Twice Around the World (TAW) Bracelet Tutorial: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63871912/tutorial-twice-around-the-world-taw-wire
Btw there's a wonderful Lynne Merchant video on youtube. It's a great video and , along the way, a
wonderful workshop on how to make spirals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCyfUVUGR0U
The big beaded bead is from kittykitty's "Beaded beads-Basic bead and three variations"-Tutorial on jewelrylessons.com. The small bead is made from a free online tutorial: http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/april2005_bead_project.html
The netted beads are inspired by Delia Stone's work: http://www.deliastone.com/. I love her needlelace.
What are you most proud of?
I'm especially proud of the flower :))).
It's inspired by Iza Malczyk's beautiful Fern Flower Necklace but it's not solder. I think it turned out quite well.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The beaded beads, Lynne Merchant's links and Perri Jackson's beadcaps are easy projects.
When you haven't done any needlelace yet, begin with something bigger than a bead. Delia Stone's Needle Lace Tutorial is a great starting point: http://www.freewebs.com/deliasstones/tutorials.htm
The flower needs some experience and eagerness to experiment