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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dark Indigo Quetzal Ring

In my on going Marcia DeCoster project obsession, I have finished the Quetzal ring from Beaded Opulence.

This is made with layers of right angle weave, embellished with tiny crystals. The band is right angle weave as well. I have not done all of the embellishement in the instructions, but I like how it looks.

It feels like it will be a great ring to wear to work.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Turquoise Urchin Bead

I am always amazed at how a variety of seed beads can be transformed into a wearable piece of art.

Here are the beads (15s, 11s, 8s & 3mm crystals)

That are stitched together using right angle weave.

Now with the ends attached together, create a floppy urchin shape.

Attach the crystals to make the spines take a firm, curved shape.

From another point of view.

Project is from Marcia DeCoster's Bead Opulence.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Under the Mast completed

Here is the band for the Under the mast pendant by Marcia DeCoster. It is an embellished right angle weave.  It would make a great simple bracelet to coordinate with the necklace.  I have enjoyed working up the various kits I purchased at the classes with Marcia last month at Beadfx.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Under the mast pendant

Here is my latest Marcia DeCoster project, Under the mast pendant. I just have to make the embellished right angle weave band to wear it on.

The right angle weave base is great for working the peyote sides to hold the crystal in place. I was careful to ensure that I did the correct number of units for each row of the base. I counted out the needed beads as well as one extra to set aside after each row to keep track of them. I was able to finish this in an afternoon. I will start the band tonight and hope to finish it over the next few evenings.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

La Baquita Necklace

I finished my variation of Marcia De Coster's La Baquita necklace. I purchased the kit at the class I took last month at Beadfx. I liked the look of the design, but wanted to have only a few of the medallions.

With the necklace being made with components I was able to make a center medallion and four small medallions. I used the band instruction from Marcia's Under the Mast necklace to finish each side of the necklace.