Today on Bead Table Wednesday, I’m sharing some recent creations inspired by this month’s challenge. I love participating in the challenges along with you, I pick each painting because I find them inspiring!
This week I’m taking a break from making a video but I’ll be back next Wednesday to show you how to crochet with beads, like on the necklaces above. I loved making them and I’m waiting on a new order of supplies to work up more samples and kits for next week.
The pendant on the right features a piece of stamped brass that I found at BeadFest. I hope I can source more of it, it’s so lovely. I paired it with one of my lentil beads that I made inspired by woods and flowers on the dresses in the 12 Dancing Princesses illustration. I crocheted tiny glass beads in etched gold for the chain.
The second pendant I created to layer with the other one, so I used similar colors with a Vintaj raw brass pendant and a small bezel charm that I made with the my branch designs. I crocheted another chain adding in color with peanut seed beads.
Since the princesses were going off in the middle of the night to dance I thought I’d pull in the dream word bead from Diane Hawkey to tell the story on this pendant along with a Humblebeads bead with branches wrapping around. Below sits a bramble of branches in bronze from Anna Bronze. And swaying below the branches is an enamel leaf from Gardanne Beads, a tiny ceramic flower connector from Creative Impressions in Clay, Czech glass flowers and a tiny leaf in bronze from Anna Bronze. I strung this necklace on 1.5mm leather cord.
This last necklace is my favorite and one I’m keeping for myself. I bought this lovely ceramic pendant from fellow ABS editor, Mary Harding. I love the colors and shape! I stacked up a collection of art beads on bronze metallic leather. First a Humblebeads bead with branches and flowers, the ceramic disks are from Marsha Neal Studio and the green disk in there is actually a matte lampwork disk from Nikki Thornburg. The faceted ceramic bead on top is from Diane Hawkey. I used brass jump rings to created spacers in the bead stack. Sometimes it’s hard to find spacers large enough and a jump ring rosette does the trick!
I’m loving all your monthly submissions in our new gallery! Don’t forget tomorrow is the deadline.