Sunday, April 22, 2012

New accessories

Over the last few weeks I have been working on some new accessories, namely necklaces and have learnt a few new techniques as well.

The first is a bead spiral with the netting stitch for the smaller beads.


Here is a closer look at the beads in the spiral.


Next was something to go with the greens in my wardrobe, so to take a break from needlework and get back to using the tools, I worked with jump rings and created Byzantine chains and then added beads in between.


This is better shot of the colours and you can see the Byzantine chain a bit better.


Sewing news is that the Minoru is very close to be being finished, only the elastic at the waist and hem are left to do!!

Unfortunately, I have to pack up my sewing room for guests to stay, but do plan on cutting out my knit top for the SWAP and setting up my machines to sew on Anzac Day at the dining table, I will just pretend I am at a Guild Meeting Skype Emoticons

18 comments:

Dilliander said...

Wow Sharon, these are so clever and your perfect colours.

Carol said...

Oh, Sharon, these are so lovely! You are so very talented.

Renata said...

Absolutely love your spiral beads. I nearly picked up a similar kit at the last Rosehill craft show, except with criss-cross beading, but they had run out, of course. It is still on my list. I now know where to go when I run into problems - can't believe my luck. Both of yours are so glamorous.

velosewer said...

These are two beautiful pieces Sharon. Great colours and styles. Good for MMM12!

Sue said...

Where do you learn this? Is it a class? I really want to try this as I am so impressed with your jewelry!

shams said...

Really nice jewelry!

margk said...

Sharon, these are so lovely! I particularly like the spiral, and so professional! Well done.

Sharon said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments, I am wearing the spiral beads today.

Sue I am having lessons at a local beading place, she is very patient and has some great designs. Luckily she understands my need to match the colours to my garments :)

Diana said...

Beautiful jewellery Sharon. You make me want to try my hand at it.

Robyn said...

They're lovely Sharon. I've marked ANZAC day down as a sewing day too :)

KathyS said...

So pretty! I love the spiral beads.

Jen C said...

These are so lovely! But, wow, when do you find time to eat, sleep and do all the other boring jobs that life demands!

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RhondaBuss said...

So lovely. I think you have a new career ahead of you. Move over Cartier!!!

Irene said...

What beautiful necklaces!

Debbie said...

I love your necklaces. Very nice!

Cherrypix said...

Ooh...very pretty! Especially like the spiral one! Hope you are having a good ANZAC sewing day!

Carolyn said...

Ooh, you are clever. These new necklaces are just beautiful.