Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Bead Project

Well it didn't take me long to dig into those new beads from Halifax.  I had seen the Anthropologie necklace knock-off on two different sites:  Amy from One Artsy Mama and another from Beverly at Flamingo Toes so I thought I would give it a shot.

I wanted to add more of the large beads to the necklaces so I alternated the chameleon beads that were sort of green and brownish-orange.  They have a shimmery multi-colour effect so I used some seed beads for in between that had that same quality.

In the end, I like this necklace but I made a mistake that will bug me every time I wear it.  I put a centre bead on the shorter necklace and not on the longer necklace.  It makes the longer necklace hang a little funny and my obsessive nature doesn't like it.  Next time I'll make sure the longer necklace has that centre bead.

See what I mean? The longer strand looks wonky.

I also did some earrings and a bracelet to match.

I was pleased with the bracelet and earrings.  I flipped the longer section of the necklace over my head and I really like the single strand much better.  I think I'll separate them and find a larger charm to hang from the unloved longer strand.  Maybe that will fix it.

In the meantime, more beads and more jewelry tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Here's where I'm partying:


Somewhat Simple

Thrifty Thursday Party

I Heart Naptime


Michelle said...

They turned out amazing!
Such talent!

Mindy said...

I think they're super cute.
Next time, don't cut your head off.

Unknown said...

I wondered if these were yours!! Saw you at a creative princess. :) I agree with Mindy show your lovely face. They turned out great!! I love the multi-colored beads.

Unknown said...

You are too funny. :) I like the seed beads you used with your larger ones; they're a good compliment. I actually put a center bead on both strands, and I think Beverly did works and makes things hang right. That lower strand would bother my OCD too. ;) The matching earrings and bracelet are awesome...I need to make some of those to go with mine!

Ispirato Design said...

As I read your beading adventures I am thinking that I want to try it, but the logical side of my brain is saying that if I add one more thing to my life it will melt down. So, for now, I shall live vicariously through you. Everything you've made has turned out beautifully! said...

Following from I Heart Naptime link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog {if you haven‘t already!}. Hope to see you there.


Anonymous said...

I think you did a fantastic job. WAY better than anything I could ever do! I also wanted to stop by and tell you I'll be featuring this on tomorrows Thrifty Thursday link party!

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