Monday, July 27, 2009

Russian chain stitch

I made one of these in black and pink color - combo and gave it to my friend. That was the first of the Russian chain stitch that I attempted to make. The following day, she called me for two custom orders! Apparently, her co - workers saw the handmade "bling" on her wrist and admired it. Here's the green colorway that her co - worker custom ordered.


Friday, July 24, 2009

bead mixes

I've got hooked in netting! I found tubes of 11/0 glass beads in my stash. I am more fascinated by the bead mixes that I accummulated so here they are - a band - ready to hug a wrist that's willing.
passionflower mix

autumn colors

blue-white, and something else mix

Monday, July 20, 2009

garnet chips

This is my first attempt to netting. When we were at the Cape with my friends, I had a chance to see one of the handmade bracelets at a local shop. I thought it's very beautiful and it inspired me to try to make it myself. Here's my take:

I made the base of the bracelet using netting stitch. I used 11/0 silver-lined amethyst glass beads. After making the base, I then stitched the garnet chips on top of it. The pictures below will show you how the finish product looks like. Hope you like it!

The back view of the bracelet.