This is a gorgeous peacock green with copper accent necklace I created out of an older pattern by Jonna Holston called "Holler for Hoops" I love to use this easy pattern made with a simple peyote stitch. I then added the double St. Petersburg chain with crystals. On this chain I used a metalic green triangle. I wanted to attach the chain in a pleasing manner so I stretched it out with the 4mm Swarvoski bicone. I love the sparkle of the 2X AB that comes in soooo many beautiful colors. I started with the "three leaf clover" in the center and continued to make the ear rings until I felt "enough is enough". I then made a single row peyote set of earrings and folded them over to pull the crystals into the centers. What do you think? Here is a closer view to the attached chain and one of the "three leaf clover" but the picture does not do it justice.
Here are the ear rings. They are much prettier than this picture but at least it gives you an idea of how I folded the petals forward.
Marcia Decoster gave me the rights to use a pattern she taught while on our recent cruise so I will be teaching it at the Atlanta Bead Society 20th Birthday Party July 23rd! I thought I would show you some of the ear rings I have come up with.
Her ear rings were side drilled and I knew there would be those there that would have end drilled, front drilled and a various other combinations so I thought I would be prepared. What do you think? Do you think they may like the results? I am going to make up a pattern for all three designs and include Marica's post. I hope it goes well and the ladies will be
satisfied with their projects.
Here is a front drilled drop with 5mm crystals that I dearly loved.
Dainty and side to side drilled. I think I will donate most of these to the gals in Joplin, MO to give them a since of a feminane touch to brighter their spirits as our church is sending a bus with supplies. wamts and needs so I thought I would send a love package to the women's ministry to brighten their days.
I really like the way these turned out with the fresh water dyed pearls and the rustic yet feminine touch. What do you think?
Okay this next picture is a teaser....I am making a necklace of this pattern. I have worked for over a week on this and couldn't come up with a decision on the rest of the necklace and tonight I finisished it and a LOVE the pattern. It may be a class soon??? (I HATE making patterns but I guess this may be one I will have to develop further. It is peacock green in beautiful greens and a soft gold. I will take pics tomorrow of the finished poject. I have fallen in love with it so I made ear rings to match.
I folded the loop of the ear ring andadded crystals. This is NOT a good picture but they look great with the necklace.
All has settled down here after my hubbies accident but he is going very slowly and taking care of his health which is a miracle in istself. He is still wobbly on the feet and is hestitant to drive much but I would rather he take is slow till he gets his strength back.
Night time is calling and this week will be a rough one getting ready for the show in Charolette, NC and teaching...stocking...receivables...tubing...labeling..and inventory control so I won't be beading for a while.