Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Jewellery Design

I recently acquired some free Preciosa twin holed beads and really wasn't sure how to go about using them.  However I was browsing through the last issue of Bead magazine when I spotted a bracelet design using these very  beads so I sorted out some other beads of suitable colours from my stash and set about designing a necklace based on this idea - the twin hole beads are the turquoise coloured ones in the centre of the units each of which includes size 11 and 15 seed beads, 3mm faceted crystals and some Myuki drop beads. I enjoyed making this and might just have to invest in a few more twin hole beads to make something else.  I had no choice of colour with the free beads so I might need a bit of retail therapy to get a top of a suitable colour to show them off!!

Apologies for my lack of blogging recently - time seems to have doubled its pace in passing me by and there seem to be less and less hours in each day.


  1. Val this is so pretty and love the design of your necklace. I bet you couldn't believe your eyes when you saw the pattern in your Magazine to use these gorgeous really are a talented lady...


  2. Gorgeous Val and a great excuse for a new top!
    Val x

  3. The myriad of colours in each little section is delightful & the shapes are so delicate yet robust at the same time. I particularly like the way you've hung an extra segment on the middle part & the silver chain is a perfect accompaniment. What a lovely way to use those unexpected beads.
    That time elf is a real nuisance - she's been over here too, or maybe it is her twin sister!
    Paula (PEP)

  4. This is so pretty Val - I so admire your ability in beading.

    Karen x