On my table right now is a beading project. Last year I sold a few of my multi stranded bib necklaces made with small seed beads, and I have decided to remake a few. The one in the photo I have just started, but I have a turquoise half made one also, and a white one planned (but not started).
When finished, it is my idea that they will look like, or maybe more be similar too because they never turn out the same twice, as these earlier sold necklaces.
But it will probably be another week or two, before I get them all done. 😛
Meanwhile, available items can always be found in my shop, on Etsy and on DaWanda.
Sometimes inspiration comes as a surprise. This time it was a question from a customer, about a special pair of earrings. And it triggered my creativity.
Works in progress, to become hoop earrings.
I am still working on one of the necklaces I was going to show you, so this will be just a sneak peak of what’s coming.
I am making long chain necklaces at the moment. Two with stones (hematite and agate) and one with white pearls. All combined with small chains.
I hope to be able to show them in full soon!
This is what I have on my worktable at the moment. It will become layered beaded chokers –eventually. Work on the necklaces is slow at the moment.
It seems that the more I have to do in my “non crafting life”, you know the kind that pays the bills, I turn to projects that are time consuming. Believe it or not, I have been working on these necklaces for a couple of weeks now.
I think it is the calm and peacefulness that beading brings me. It is like therapy. All I have to think about is which pattern I am creating, after that it is just placing one small bead after the other on the cord.
I hope to be able to show you how the necklaces turned out soon!
In the meantime why don’t you check out the shop here on tline.se or visit my shops on Etsy or DaWanda to see all available items!
So this is a progress report of that design I showed you on Monday. I started out making the necklace according to my sketch, and after that it was many trials and errors.
I know I really can’t draw, but maybe you can guess by my sketch where this new idea is going. It’s my work in progress right now.
Chains will replace the areas where there are only lines, and all pearls will be on one side. More and more for each strand. If the finished version will be like the sketch, I have no idea. Still early days in this design.
I hope to show it to you soon!
I have not one, but two pretty big beading projects going at once. These will be a work in progress for a while, since the beading alone usually takes a few hours per necklace. Continue reading
This week I took out my leather cords. I enjoy working with leather, but it can also be a challenge. Leather is a natural material and doesn’t always behave the way you want. Continue reading
So I started creating. But to finish this new project will take a while. Because if I think my multi stranded bib necklaces take long to make, this is going to be even worse. I have decided to make a statement necklace with long beaded strands.
How many beads do I have? I have to know for the tax report.
So this time of year I am working a lot in my small business. But nothing that you as a customer can see. It is all paper work and counting the inventory. And each year I am learning from my mistakes. Continue reading