New bib necklaces
Why does it take so long for you to make the necklaces? I got this question the other day. The person was referring to a bib I had started beading over a month ago (if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen photos of this).
Well the simple answer is – it takes long. The long answer is – it is a bit more complicated than it looks.
First it can be a struggle just to get the beads on the beading wire (I have once calculated that a bib can take up to three hours depending on the beads). Then I need to cut the wire into the strands with just the right amount of beads (I have to measure each one so that it will be just that little bit longer than another). And last assemble the strands to the bib (here it is tricky to get the strands to get the right bend and not to fall off on one side while I am putting them together). Attaching the chain and clasp is pretty straight forward.
The white bib necklace I was making is now finished. And it got two friends… a green and a black one. 🙂
I am really happy with all of them. But (since I secretly am a rebel) the black one is my absolute fave one.
I hope to have them in my shop soon! And many more necklaces in this style can be found in my etsy shop!
The red strands for the bib necklace are just waiting for assembly. But before I got to it, started doing some more beading.
I have this green mix – where the green shades are combined with some bronze, purple and blue – that I have made to a bib necklace earlier (already in my etsy shop). This is now going to be a layered choker necklace like these I made before.
Of course, more beading means that I don’t have finished pieces to show you this week. But you know… good things comes to those who wait…
Usually when I create something I go with the flow. This time I decided that I needed to remake a few of my sold choker necklaces. The design has been around for a while and I have made this necklace with many different types of beads and even stones.
It is very seldom my little creative corner (which actually usually is a little space on the floor of the living room) turns into a sort of factory. But this time it kind of did, as the top photo maybe tells you. I took one piece of leather, and glued the beads in different places, one colour at a time.
The purple and the teal green are beads I have used before, so these necklaces will be put straight into my Etsy shop (soon I hope). But the light blue and the red are brand new colours and will be put into my shop here. I just need to take photos wearing them first, I did not get a chance to do that this weekend.
Which colour is your favourite?
It was really fun making my first pieces with a new black chain. This metal chain is treated so that it looks dark, and I think it makes it have a more rocker look. This first time I made a necklace with sparkly beads and a pair of earrings where I played with the two nuances of the chains.
Let me know what you think!
I hope to have these up in my shop soon!
It is quite fun when you design something new, it is a challenge. You don’t know if it will turn out good or not.
This time it is the multi stranded choker I made, where I did not know if combining two colors sort of half and half would look nice. But hey, you can only try…
I am happy with how it looks, the grey and the turquoise do look nice together. And also I like the idea that I got that there are some beads that are among the “wrong” color.
This choker necklace has more strands than the other beaded chokers I have made before, because I wanted it to get more of a chunky look, so I made this one with eight strands.
I also made a new bib necklace, using only clear glass beads that looks like drops. This minimalist style small statement necklace can be worn with any outfit.
Both these necklaces can already be found in my shop.
Finished the copper necklaces
So here they are, the new copper necklaces I was working on.
I am really happy with both of them. They turned out like I had pictured them in my head.
I hope to have them up in my shop soon. And don’t miss the Cyber Week Sale on Etsy, discounts on everything in my shop!
Work in progress
Sometimes I forget materials I have in my drawers. When I rediscovered this copper chain I realised that it would go so well with the turquoise ceramic beads I have. So I started to make a necklace.
I also plan one with black faceted onyx and matte black agate stones. So keep tuned!
Previously made pieces can be found in my shop or in my etsy shop!
I keep coming back to it – beading. This time I made two necklaces and one bracelet. All with those small seed beads and all in layers.
Take a look ⬇️
Ivory white bib necklace.
Sparkly choker necklace.
Black bead bracelet.
I hope to have them up in my shop soon, and you can always find more jewellery in my Etsy shop!
So here they are, the first necklaces this fall. I still enjoy my beading as you can see. 😉
The blue bib necklace has such an amazing colour, I would say it is a deep cobalt blue, and such a contrast to the beaded choker and the leather necklace which are only grey scale.
I hope to have these new items up in my shop soon. And don’t miss a visit to my Etsy shop for more of my jewelry.
Well, it is true. The stones made me do it. I was searching my bead cabinet for some misplaced seed beads, when I came across a bag of mixed odd stones. I had put it away not knowing what I would make of them. I can’t make a pair of earrings with one stone and, in the past, all my necklaces has been with many beads.
But now that I found it, I knew exactly what to do! Chain choker necklaces with single stones.
This is the result, five chain chokers with five different stones. From left to right: white howlite, purple amethyst. green moss agate, clear quartz and brown agate.
The seed beads I was looking for? Still have not found them.
I hope to have the chokers in my shop soon!