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Jewellery => Seedbeads and stringing => Topic started by: Madam Steph on January 27, 2013, 12:01:09 PM



Title: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Madam Steph on January 27, 2013, 12:01:09 PM
....I've kept myself busy this week with a another project from Beautiful Beaded Ropes by Jill Wiseman.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8419719925_565354a29b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/madam_steph/8419719925/)
DSCF1081 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/madam_steph/8419719925/) by Madam Steph (http://www.flickr.com/people/madam_steph/), on Flickr

I thought it would look kinda nice in a bridal sort of version. It's made with size 15/0 beads, which would send you blind without a trusty daylight lamp :P

Linda


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Blue Box Studio on January 27, 2013, 12:47:40 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous.  I love the knotty bit at the front :)


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Beadbug on January 27, 2013, 01:03:59 PM
Really lovely, must have taken ages to make.


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: nuttybeader on January 27, 2013, 01:52:34 PM
That is beautiful.  Love the colour. 15's send me blind 11 is my minimum size and even that is getting problematic.  Your patience is amazing.


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Madam Steph on January 27, 2013, 02:19:33 PM
Thanks, everyone.
It was really interesting to make.
Sue..the knots consist of two beaded rings with the two pearly ropes interlaced between them.
The even more interesting things in the project were the two beaded beadcaps. They really set the ends off.

Linda x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: silkworm on January 27, 2013, 02:26:51 PM
That is really lovely, I do like the fact it is all seedies. I would have been cross eyed before I finished.


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: justjules on January 27, 2013, 02:43:23 PM
that's lovely Linda, the knot & bead caps are really effective. I love working with 15's too & would be lost without my daylight lamp

 :)


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: flowerjasper on January 27, 2013, 03:12:23 PM
Really beautiful Linda,
sandy x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: nuttybeader on January 27, 2013, 03:57:23 PM
Wow did not realise that the beadcaps were beads from my first look thought they were silver.


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: GaysieMay on January 27, 2013, 04:03:53 PM
That's very pretty Linda x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: nete on January 27, 2013, 04:23:27 PM
Linda that's lovely. I got sidetracked loading up my new website shop so I didn't get my finished yet. Mine were Kumihimo though. (Probably won't get finished now the snow has thawed ::))
Nete


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Margram on January 27, 2013, 04:43:02 PM
Wonderful, Linda! :) :)


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Ant on January 27, 2013, 04:45:45 PM
Wow, that necklace is rather special!  I love it! x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: JaySpangles on January 27, 2013, 05:06:04 PM
Worth considering getting re married to wear it.  (not sure what DH would say though)


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Cecilia on January 27, 2013, 05:06:52 PM
Totally gorgeous.
X


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Madam Steph on January 27, 2013, 05:27:40 PM
Wow did not realise that the beadcaps were beads from my first look thought they were silver.

Pretty, aren't they.

The ropes and rings to the bracelet were made in circular herringbone stitch and the beadcaps and clasp in peyote and circular peyote stitch


Linda x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Enchanted Cobwebs on January 28, 2013, 02:37:29 AM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Pat from Canvey on January 28, 2013, 03:55:20 AM
One of the pictures that makes me go "Ooooooh" Linda. It's absolutely gorgeous.


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Wysterya on February 01, 2013, 05:15:52 AM
It's lovely x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Lotti on February 01, 2013, 05:40:50 AM
Just beautiful.  I so admire your patience making this beauty. :)


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Madam Steph on February 01, 2013, 07:24:31 AM
Thanks for those kind words, all.
Hopefully, Tom is going to shift the cabinet containing a lot of my glass rods tonight.
He moved it in front of my worktable to give us room for the Christmas tree, and having done so, (and owing to the weight of the thing but more to the point cos of his carelessness), broke the legs completely off. I can't get to the torch till it's moved, and can't move it myself cos of my bad knee (which is a lot better- but I won't tell him till he's moved the cabinet). THEN I can get started early in the morning (about 6, hopefully).
I haven't been able to torch since way before Christmas, and have new presses and tutes to play with, so he's in big trouble if I'm not all systems go tomorrow

Linda x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: SallyB on February 23, 2013, 01:55:12 PM
That's lovely. The colours work really well together.
Sally


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Madam Steph on February 23, 2013, 02:57:47 PM
Thanks, Sally.

Although my way back to my torching desk is clear, it's now too cold again to have the window open for the vent kit, so I STILL haven't been able to torch since before Christmas.

I have been beading again though. I restarted a UFO, a beaded box that had been left since about October, so I at least have something to do till the weather breaks.

Linda x


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Skyblue on February 24, 2013, 04:49:17 AM
That is beautiful Linda you must have such patience ! Im happy to do chain mail but really dont think my eyes would take threading all those tiny beads :)


Title: Re: Still haven't managed to get back to the torch so...
Post by: Madam Steph on February 24, 2013, 06:03:58 AM
It's very therapeutic  ;D

Linda x