Simple is the new Black

These are made using clear beads with a silver foil inner and black swirl decoration on the outside. Above this are two sizes of simple silver ball bearings.

These are made using clear beads with a silver foil inner and black swirl decoration on the outside. Above this are two sizes of simple silver ball bearings.

 

These earrings seem very popular. They’re quick and easy to make but apparently effective. All you need are 3 small silver ball bearings, one large bead and 1 medium-sized ball bearing. String them onto a headpin and loop at the top! Easy.

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Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

This piece can, once again, be hung from a door handle etc. There is a loop of chain that cannot be seen in the photo for this purpose. This was a new idea for me. The “chain” attached to the round, blue glass is knotted thread. It feels like velvet and makes the chain thicker but only beads with larger holes can be threaded on. The knots are in the same style as a shamballa bracelet; the only difference that all the knots begin on the same side therefore forming the twist seen here. The threads have been secured using a silver plated box closer. This is a slight cheat as I can then attach jump rings and then the glass and the chain.

This piece is best placed in front of a window which allows the light to pass through the glass creating blue circles of light across your walls.

Complete instructions are available upon request.

Delicate Works – Hanging Heart

Delicate Works - Hanging Heart

This blog offers an opportunity to display and explain projects that have been handmade using a variety of techniques and materials. The photo shows a piece of work that can be hung from a door or a curved curtain pole end… It is made using thread, twisted sky blue beads, similarly coloured bicone beads, a large silver-wire heart and two or three different types of silver-plated beads. The twisted beads appear to give the piece some movement. Complete instructions and such can be given if anyone wishes.