My creative inspiration

Things I make, stuff that inspire

Month: March, 2013

Gifts

Some days ago the gifts I made for a pay-it-foward game were “exchanged”. I say exchanged, because we agreed on making something for each other, even though the terms would not necessarily imply this.

Here is what I have made: a pair of beaded bead earrings, a set of ethno-style earrings and necklace, and a book-medal (no pic, unfortunately). I stamped with my letter stamps the name of the recipient on the package just to make it more personal. They looked like this:

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Beaded Bead: The Capriccio

Capriccio or Capricho beads are made with a new technique I found on youtube. They seem to be complicated, but it is so easy to make them, and it takes only one and a half hour. One film and you have a new necklace 🙂

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First, I made a purple one with a spiral design, but next I tried for something more complicated. Actually, it only looks more complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it is just as simple as a unicolour bead. All you need is a couple of 11/0 beads, and 3-4 mm Swarowski rounds or bicones, or practically any bead this size. Oh, and of course a huge bead to bead around 🙂 If you want to wear it as a medal, you may add bead caps and a few more extra beads. Here is an inspirational video, and a tutorial as well. If you make one of these, please, show me in the comments, I would love to see your creations!
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Tutorial: