I’ve been beading most of my life (nearly as long as I’ve been writing), but only in the last few years really started branching out beyond the basics. I make stuff mostly for family and friends, but started a blog on which to sell my jewelry, or at least chronicle my adventures with new techniques and colors. I’m still intimidated by wirework, but it’s getting better.
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Holy cow those are bright! Very eclectic. Always nice to use up stash items, especially in ways that sometimes surprise us. Makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of that earlier?!” Awesome, awesome.
@ Del: Yes, they are 6mm rounds. Yes, the agate is right angle weave. I went back through once the agate part was done and added the silver between the beads, first by running 4mm rounds between the outside, then size 11 silver metal seed beads through the center at an angle, then 3mm rounds between [...]
Nancy, indeed I do. I think you’ve commented on everything I’ve posted here, too. You’re awesome. I happened upon the purple banded agate in the e-bay store of a favored seller. I bought two strands originally (make up most of this piece) around Christmas when I was shopping for supplies for gifts. About two weeks ago, [...]