Sunday, April 8, 2012

Seed Bead Projects

For a while now, I've been wanting to start working with seed beads again.  I used to do quite a lot of bead weaving, but in recent years, that activity hasn't had much appeal.  Suddenly, the desire came back!

I signed up for a beaded cabochon class at the Alaska Bead Company and made a wonderful brooch.  I have a bunch of these gorgeous labradorite cabochons and selected one to work with in class.  I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.

Even though I somehow got the pin back finding on crooked, it won't matter once it's pinned on.

Another seed bead project involves a bracelet pattern a bought at one of the Tucson bead shows from June Wiseman of Tapestry Beads.  The bracelet is called Ebb and Flow and it's the perfect name for it!  The pattern was extremely well written and very easy to follow.  The resulting bracelet is fabulous, if I must say so myself!  Even the toggle clasp was easy, which surprised me.

I chose some metallic and metallic looking beads for this bracelet.  I think it will go with just about anything I wear.

I liked the pattern so much that I immediately made another one in blues.

What seed bead projects should I tackle next?


Patty Woodland said...

Oh Vicki the bracelets are lovely. I envy your ability to work with those tiny beads.
The brooch is stunning too...
I used to wear pins to work every day when I worked. Brightened up my suit jackets.

Deronda said...

Oooooh, they are beautiful.

Beadwright said...

Here you go. The seeds will invade and take over you life. LOL... Love your pieces.

beam said...

Beautiful creations!! :)

Jamie-Lynn said...

Beautiful Bracelets!!!

Orion Designs said...

Thank you all so very much!