Monday, October 12, 2015

Work in Progress: A Hint of Cobalt

This week I’m wrapping up a couple of pendant projects, including a new multistrand piece featuring a ceramic focal from the Blueberry Cove Beads Autumn collection. I love the earthy finish on the beads, and I wanted to dress it up with some similar hues and a splash of color. I couldn’t resist pairing up Autumn Tucson gold with cobalt blue. I think a little brown iris for the third strand will work nicely, and then I’m in the mood for a new herringbone fringe piece.

Gold and Cobalt Pendant in Progress

The shell pendant project turned out pretty well, though the glass daggers don't have quite the same impact as the baroque pearls I used in previous variations.

We haven’t yet finished our new embroidery pendant. Most of my beading gets done late at night, and I’m sorry to say that I keep forgetting to ask for the final two color choices on this one. I’m looking forward to an actual two-day weekend coming up, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some daytime beading in a finally finish this one.

What are you making right now?

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  1. Love that fresh green with the shell Mortira, can't wait to see the finished piece, sounds lovely

  2. beautiful. May I ask the stitch being used in the chain/? I can't always decipher the stitches with it being stated.

    1. The green one is spiral rope with drops for texture, and the cobalt/gold is a single row of right angle weave. It's a great stitch for very little but strong chains. It takes a while and uses a lot of thread per bead, but is totally worth it!


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