The two stones are lapis. I learned how to make a ladder / square stitch bail. Now to make the necklace. I’m eager to do a beaded one, but I have a lot of bigger beads lying about so I’m going to see what I can do with them.
Post by Irith-Rita on May 15, 2021 11:53:28 GMT -6
This piece is a stunner! Beautiful work! Are the two blue pieces, looking like petals on each side, beads too?
What you said about going to see what to do with the bigger beads is what I am trying to do with the stones I have been collecting for many years in my boxes. I started to make plans for each one of them. I will see what will I manage.
Last Edit: May 15, 2021 11:54:43 GMT -6 by Irith-Rita
Oh, wow, Michelle! That is a stunner. That deep blue is so dramatic and I love it with the green.
I can also see how your skills are improving with each piece you make and that your confidence is growing as you make these bigger and more complicated designs. It's always fun to follow the progress of people as they follow the path of their jewelry making journey and master new techniques.
Last Edit: May 15, 2021 13:05:54 GMT -6 by DawninCal
Thank you so much, everyone! I will admit to feeling rather proud of this piece. And eager to do more. You’re right Cat, I have found my niche! Dawn, you are all so helpful and encouraging. I wouldn’t have been able to learn this (and other things) without our little community here.
Irith the little side petals are a matte purple bead. And I can’t wait to see what you do with the bigger stones!
Diane, you’ll get there! Besides these lovely ladies here, I’ve been relying on YouTube to learn specific techniques.