Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bead Embroidery

Bead Embroidery

I have had this gorgeous Swarvoski 22mm square stone for several months.  (It is 1/2 of a pair of large earrings I purchased at a local antique store.) 
I had been looking for a way to "show case" its beauty.  

I began to bead around it and embelish the tiny beading around the main stone.
  I then added the round Swarvoski 10mm to the top that just happened to be the same color.  
(This is one of those "do as you go" projects.) 
The colors of the stones are absolutely gorgeous!
As you can see, there are alot of brilliant emerald purples, pinks and
delicious greens in the focal stones. 
(Bead embroidery is my way of relaxing while I am beading.) 
There are unlimited resources of designs and patterns in embroidery. 
The center piece is exactly 3 inches long by 1 and 3/4 inches wide.
I attached a Celini Spiral chain, using the same beads that I used in the center piece.   The total length of the necklace is exactly 20 inches.  I really like the way it turned out. 
Now I just need to find someone who will love it as much as I do!
(I am sorry, I had failed to mention that ArtBeads has supplied me with some of the beads for this project.  They have been very helpful in supplying me with my gorgeous bead collection!)


Beaded Wreath


This was a project that I finished while beading with Tammy over Christmas. 
 I started with an ordinary 2 inch metal ring (a key ring would work).  Because I was just "playing around" I had asked my son to strip some copper wiring that he had in the garage.  (I used the same principal as the sweet birds nests that I had done in the summer.)  I cut the braided wire into four inch lengths and tied them around the ring.  Then I un-twisted the wire and wound it around the end of my needle nose pliers.  I added a bead here and there...not too many...not to sparse. 
Well, this is as far as I got but it turned out pretty neat. 
What do you think? 
It might need a bow or something before next Christmas.  In the mean time, I am hoping that it will develop a patina so that it is not so shiny.  I have the chemical that smells like rotten eggs (liver of sulfur) but I am going to wait to see what happens between now and December. 
I will have to say that it took a long long time to make but it had a theraputic sense about it. 
Maybe I will make one out of rosey pinks, sunshine yellows, and
robins egg blues (to similate flowers) for spring? 
"So many projects so little time."

Georgia Get Together
Yes, girls, I am working on ideas for our
Georgia Bloggers Spring Fling.
(I even got an email from Kelley, in Florida,
who wants to come!!) 
Everyone is welcome, no matter where you live.
I am still needing an idea of how many to expect???
Do you have any ideas for a day of fun and festivities 
to make it a delightful spring day??

Thank you so much for stopping in!  I really do appreciate everyone being so kind and when they leave a comment makes it such a blessing.  It certainly "makes my day"!!!!
Sharon

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23 comments:

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

All of your work is stunning, and the first piece of this post is mesmerizing!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sharon,

How absolutely stunning Sharon! The detail is fabulous and pure perfection! I'm in awe of your work and amazing skill!!

Your Spring Fling sounds like so much fun, I've yet to meet up with a blog pal and I wish you were a tad closer. Who knows, maybe I could work something out, I'm looking forward to reading more details.

Love and hugs to you sweet friend!

Linda K. said...

Well, your creation in the top photo is fit for a queen. Your gems are something! And the wreath is very pretty. What a neat idea. It really is the cutest little wreath.

Linda

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I am in love with that necklace! So beautiful!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely Sharon...

Catherine said...

Oh wow!! That necklace is stunning!! I love drooling over your work!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

As always I am so in awe of how talented you are Sharon.
It is amazing how you get things done too. Makes me feel so not with it. lol
I too have really missed you. Hopefully this weekend we can catch up.
Love
Maggie
Oh I am thinking about doing a Temptation Mondays if you want to send me something to put on it

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sharon dearest,
You are so kind to have come to visit with me! It amazes me how we find each other and how many of us are believers! THank you for your kind comments about my writing; please do come again AND YOUR JEWELRY DESIGNS ARE SOOOO UNIQUE and extremely wonderful! I look forward to more! Bisous, Anita

Lynn said...

WOW is just not good enough, but WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!! I am in awe of how you put all the tiny beads together, and so beautifully, you must have so much patience. Love the wreath but the necklace is devine :)

Halo Hill said...

Gorgeous, Sharon! I love it all! OH MY GOSH, I'm now looking at your next post "Cotton Candy" right angle goodness. It is amazingly gorgeous! I love it all!

We've been out of touch awhile. I have a question for you. I'll try and find your email address.

Hugs,
SHeila

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful workmanship! It was lovely to be here!

Smadar's Treasure said...

Both are very beautiful, but I really like the beaded wreath!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh that necklance is amazing!!! It's just gorgeous! BTW, I would love to meet up for the Georgia blog gathering. When and where will it be? (Hopefully it's during my spring break:).

Blessings,

Kim

GardenofDaisies said...

What beautiful beaded jewelry!!

Deborah said...

I am sure somebody will give your necklace a good home. It is gorgeous. I like the wreath too. The intricacy of it is giving me ideas. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Household 6 said...

Oh my word, Sharon - this necklace is totally beautiful! Your talent is so amazing!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Looks as if you have been keeping very busy Sharon! Beautiful pieces as always!

Marleen said...

All this juwelry looks so GREAT, I'am totaly in love!! Really fantastic!!

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Such gorgeous beadwork! You definitely have a talent. :)

HereBeDragons said...

Wow. That bead embroidery is impressive. I've never seen anything like it and the necklace is lovely!

Tammie Lee said...

your bead embroidery is gorgeous.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

l'm interested in the necklace where do l go form here??
many thanks

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

l am staggered by the beauty of this piece, it doesnt even look like beadwork, it is so intricate. I understand the work involved as I make rings and necklaces for myself, at workshops but l havent ever shown them to anyone....perhaps l shall.I would love to own this, is it sold. how much is it..

I also love everything...
the green bracelet too...the sold bluey cuff, oh l couldnt choose..

you should have a etsy shop...

l keep returning...

just so lovely, l covet everything here.

saz x

sazfab@gmail.com

(btw do you know how long it takes for the One world one hear, tlink to go live as l am not on the sidebar yet.

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