I promised that I wouldn’t flip my weblog right into a beading weblog, and I gained’t. However I figured because it’s Saturday, and y’all normally don’t get a submit from me on Saturdays, at present is a freebie for me to share my newest beaded creations.
I’m nonetheless hooked on making necklaces. I haven’t ventured out from there but, however I did purchase some fish hook-style issues for earrings. Perhaps this subsequent week, I’ll enterprise past necklaces and take a look at my hand at making some earrings. I in all probability gained’t ever make any bracelets as a result of I don’t put on issues on my wrists. I don’t put on bracelets or watches. I appear to have a pores and skin response to something I placed on my wrists. The very last thing I attempted was a FitBit, and after about two days, my wrist was so purple and irritated that I needed to cease sporting it. So I’ve given up on sporting something on my wrists.
However I’m all concerning the necklaces! I’m nonetheless a beginner at this beading interest, so I’m nonetheless doing a little fairly primary designs. However I’ve been amazed on the number of designs which are attainable with just some primary beading expertise! I’ll ultimately strive my hand at wire wrapping and people different issues that a number of of you advised me about. However for now, I’m nonetheless working with the very fundamentals — stringing beads on beading wire and including clasps. Each no after which, I’ll add some chains. However that’s about the place my expertise finish for now.
Anyway, listed here are my creations from this final week:
This primary one is made with three sizes of darkish wooden beads and a few tough “gold nugget” beads. I really like the distinction between the darkish wooden and the gold.
I’ve realized that I like my beaded necklaces to be between 16 and 17 inches. That approach, I can put on them as they’re with collared or V-neck shirts. However then if I wish to put on them longer with a crew neck shirt, I can add a necklace extender. It’s simple to make necklaces longer than they’re, but it surely’s not likely attainable to shorten them. In order that’s the size I’ve tried to stay with for many of them.
For this subsequent one, I used the leftover purple stones from the purple necklace that I confirmed y’all final time, after which added white matte seed beads (which I’ve realized are considered one of my favourite go-to beads) and gold.
On this subsequent one, I used a series necklace that I already had (however by no means wore), and turned it into one thing that I’ll put on. Once more, I used some leftover beads from one other necklace that I beforehand confirmed you (the black and white one with the butterfly appeal), and I added a “Okay” appeal to this one.
This subsequent one might be my favourite of the week. Once more, I used a series I already had (however by no means wore), and I added some tremendous shiny and sparkly orange beads, together with some matte white beads, after which separated all of them with somewhat gold bead.
And eventually, this inexperienced and gold one is one other favourite of the week. The tiny gold beads are so shiny and sparkly!
I’m nonetheless within the strategy of studying and creating my very own type and style. With regards to house DIY, I just about know what I like and dislike. I hate shiny paint finishes on trim and doorways. I really like a matte end wall. These kinds of issues are issues I’ve realized about myself over time, so it takes a number of the guesswork out of DIYing and product shopping for.
However I’m nonetheless studying in the case of beading. What I’ve realized is that I completely love shiny, sparkly, iridescent beads, however I particularly love them in the event that they’re the dimensions of seed beads. I need all the tiny, tremendous sparkly beads! 😀 I’ve some tiny inexperienced glass beads which are the shiniest I’ve seen, and I’m nonetheless ready for inspiration to hit. I may string them on their very own and add a clasp and be finished with it. They’re actually so fairly on their very own that they don’t want any gildings.
And as a number of folks prompt, I’ve additionally checked out Fireplace Mountain Gems. My gosh, folks! I might spend days simply perusing that web site!! And I might additionally turn into very poor in a short time if I don’t train an incredible quantity of self-control whereas perusing that web site. It’s superb!! I’ve by no means seen such an assortment of beads in my life! They’ve issues I by no means might have dreamed of.
So I’m having a ton of enjoyable. I’ve been rewarding myself every night with permitting myself to make a necklace as soon as I get completed with my work. 😀 I don’t know the way lengthy I can go on doing this, although. Beads aren’t low-cost. Even those at Michael’s that I purchase throughout their gross sales add up quick! However I’ll preserve going so long as I nonetheless have beads I can combine and match into completely different creations.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and enhance the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You may be taught extra about me right here.