Happy Wednesday, everyone!
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Today’s desk shows I’m still working on kumihimo braiding. Yesterday I finished a necklace which I’m quite happy with.
The next project is a bracelet based on directions from the February 2014 issue of Bead and Button Magazine, the Flowercup Bracelet and Necklace set.
The flower shaped beads add a lot of interest…
…but what a pain it was to keep the tension even.
And yes, I MADE those little beaded end caps. Ack. It makes me truly admire the folks who make massive sculpted pieces out of teeny-tiny beads.
Like this amazing piece by Anna Master. No thank you. I did my time with itty-bitty units years ago during my cross stitching phase. 🙂
(If you like the above kind of work this link will take you to a page with loads of similar stunning seed bead pieces.)
Tension problems aside, this is a rather pretty piece. It just needs another three inches in length to make it a bracelet… or maybe I’ll make it the center piece of a necklace. Haven’t decided yet.
So, why did I post a pic of my messy desk along with the jewelry pics? It’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, doncha know? Join us, if you like, in this weekly worldwide blog hop where we take a peek at the creative spaces of creative folks from all over.
Check back tomorrow for day 18 of my Make It In March challenge. I promise I will be doing something other than kumihimo or itty-bitty seed beading. 🙂