by Diana Redlin.
This pendant starts with a 3mm bugle bead squared rectangle worked in even count peyote stitch. It is then embellished with layers of 6mm bugles. The 3mm rectangle ends stick out enough to hold the bead caps in place at the ends. It is then that I use the gold-filled wire to hold it all together. The last layer is a corner to off-set corner with 12mm bugles and 8mm Swarovski crystals. The tassel is a silk one from India. And the chain is of finely woven vintage brass.
I love to mess around with bugle beads. I discovered one day that instead of making a circle with seed beads I could make a square with bugle beads using the same stitch. And it could grow to a rectangle and that in turn could be embellished with more bugles and seed beads and crystals. It’s a fun process and I feel I have only begun to imagine what I could do with it.
by My Hands Jewelry at Artfire
I love the use of the beads and technique but I find inspiring is the great color choice for the piece. The greens are fantastic.
You must have the most wonderful dreams about the things seed beads and bugle beads can do, Diana! I love how you encourage them to grow into a design.
I think this is a very nicely balanced pendant. It’s amazing what an effect you created by adding the bead caps and tassel.
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments. I especially like that you get the organic way that you can build things with beads.
Hope you and all your reader’s have a good holiday with friends and family and dare I say….with beads!