I saw a necklace over at a friend, the Pinklor blog, and as I had a box of different sized beads, I decided to whip this up in an afternoon. It is simpler than it looks, all you need is a bunch of hooks/pins, a necklace base and the above mentioned beads. Like… a lot 🙂 The finished necklace looks like this. As my friend wrote: a cheap version of the Zara necklace that is the cheap version of a Chanel necklace.
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:
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 🙂
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!
Rocker chic mixed with a pich of girlyness – this is what this bracelet looks to me. It is so simple, that even a little girl could make it, yet so interesting looking, that even grown ups can wear it from time to time.
To make one of these, you will need:
How to make it?
I prefer to start with a bead, that secures my future bracelet. Than, you have to add your chain link by link to the thread. It is preferable to pre-cut the chain into smaller peaces. Once you have added a piece, you “drop it”, and it creates the effect you can see in the picture. From now, all you have to do is add beads and pieces of chain until you are satisfied. Easy, but a rewarding activity. I so liked to make bracelets like this when I was a teen 🙂
Hi, again, I was away for a while, doing things and getting on with daily things. But I have learnt a new way of making beaded balls, and it is super easy (thanks to a video tutorial). Youtube has recently been my “best friend” learning new beading tricks, as videos are easier to understand than plain, old written tutorials.
So this is my interpretation of “beaded beads” (another is coming soon, this amethyst coloured was my first attempt, but I am eager to make a black and gold one as well), and here is the tutorial (thanks for it, if she may read my post ^^)
ps.: I had to “hide” a bead in the bead to support it, otherwise I found it a bit loose