Monday, April 5, 2010

A little bit of pretty

I stopped for a minute in the midst of kit making and deadlines and tax preparation to do a little tiny bit of beadwork for beadwork's sake. Something I don't get to do too often. I have these pretty rock crystal pendants, and I decided the palest of blues, air blue opal and silvery whites, white opal and crystal cal ab, with some grey blue pearls would all go nicely.

I started with an 11 bead wide ladder stitch and brick stitched each side down to one bead. I then connected those two end beads through the hole of the rock crystal to form a bail. Lot's of pearlescent and sparkly embellishments, and a sweet little necklace of strung pearls and crystal and voila!



In this photo it sits a top a romantic sweater that I made last year and it just so happens they look beautiful together. Since the week calls for 60 ish spring weather, I think they'll be seeing a lot of each other....

And now back to the deadline beading. The deadline is today, so finishing is imperative and I'm really really close.

6 comments:

Mikki said...

Meet that deadline, Marcia. If it's the Bead Dreams one I'm going to miss it. A stress migraine took me out of the game yesterday and there's no way I'll finish my entry in time even though I was pretty close. There's always next year, right?

Ralonda said...

I had a problem with the link to enter and thought I would miss the deadline.Thanks to the Sr online programming guy- I was able to submit all my info, on time! Thanks Craig!!! We have Faith in you- alot is riding on those tires of yours. God's Speed!

Marcia DeCoster said...

So sorry Mikki that you couldn't finish, but at least you will have a beautiful piece when you do get done. I always worry when I get down to the wire on a deadline if sickness is going to be an interrupt. I try to plan on a few extra days in case of the odd headache etc, but this time I was totally down to the wire!

Rebecca said...

So beautiful Marcia, as always! I just love your gentle colour schemes - like looking at jewels through a frosted pane somehow! Gorgeous.

LulaJean said...

Did you say brick stitch! Tee hee.

rachelnelsonsmith said...

Very pretty. I'm definitely having camera envy right now just seeing how the fibers are clear even as they are seen through the pendant...