Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Turquoise Long Necklace

By now, you would have guessed I simply LOVE turquoise and would work with anything turquoise. This long necklace is another of my creations using Turquoise Picasso seed beads, Turquoise glass rondelles, combined with metal beads and Butterscotch (sounds yummy, and the beads do look fantastic) rondelles. It was stitched in a combination of Herringbone and Spiral Rope techniques.

Due to the natural look of these seed beads, the necklace looks very organic and is a fun accessory to wear with casual outfits.

Hope you like it too!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bollywood Cuff

This is the new colourway for Bollywood Cuff, in Antique Metallic Bronze. The dark tone complements beautifully with earth tone outfits.

New stocks of Bollywood project kits (in Supra Gold, Supra Silver & Antique Bronze) will be available at Beads Cage, Centrepoint after 1 April.

For those who have completed this project before may notice that the clasp used in this bracelet is different from previous (Swarovski button). I have made two peyote stitched tubes and on the other end, two columns of squares are left blank for the clasp to go through. This gives the wearer the flexibility to choose a suitable length.

You may email me at info@beadygirl.com if you have any questions.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Green Opal Necklace

This necklace was done with Tubular Netting, and luxuriously embellished with Green Opal glass beads and seed beads. I mixed up the topaz beige and supra gold seed beads in the stitches which in turn give a unique look to the piece. A twist in this project was making a double clasp for the necklace.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Beading Book - 'The Beader's Guide to Color'

I recently borrowed and renewed twice on Margie Deeb's 'The Beader's Guide to Color' from the library. I thought it is an awesome book and would like to share with fellow beaders if you have not come across. Here's an excerpt from Amazon on the book description.

Product Description

Demonstrating how color can be used to create unique and vibrant beadwork designs, this guide will interest beaders at all skill levels. Color is discussed in depth, including the basics of the color wheel, the psychological and symbolic associations of all the colors of the spectrum, plus whites, blacks, grays, metallics, and neutrals. Other essentials covered include blending techniques, how a bead's surface finish affects its color, and how color can be used to create and accentuate pattern, rhythm, and movement within a beadwork design. The more than 20 projects-each of which represents a specific color scheme or palette-include a discussion of the palette, multiple color illustrations, a beadwork pattern, and a listing of the beads required to complete that design.

Margie Deeb has a second book on 'The Beader's Color Palette' and I hope to get a chance to read this book as well. Product description from Amazon.

Product Description

Capture the colors of the world with 220 distinctive palettes

* Priceless source of color inspiration

* Create 20 step-by-step projects

* Gallery of finished jewelry by the author and other artists

Confused by color? Don’t be. Get The Beader’s Color Palette, a priceless resource for beaders seeking inspiration for their jewelry designs. Author Margie Deeb presents 220 palettes inspired by five diverse themes, along with examples of finished jewelry and 20 step-by-step projects that interpret those themes. From the four elements (air, fire, water, and earth), to artists’ palettes (from ancient Egyptian through modern art), from world cultures (including Latin America, India and Tibet, Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East) to environments (rainforests, the Southwest, the Mediterranean), to the natural world (marine life, birds, insects)--these palettes capture the essence of countless human experiences and dreams. Beginners will love the basics section on off-loom stitches, loom weaving, and stringing; more advanced beaders will be inspired to take on the wide world of beautiful color.