Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Waves on the Beach - a Handwoven Spiral

Sometimes you luck into the most stunning focal beads - like this one. Undulating waves of blues, whites, and browns, with bubbles, and sparkles in the browns - it instantly reminded me of turquoise waves lapping on a sun-kissed sandy beach!
I decided to create a beadwoven spiral rope to pull out the stunning colors in this glass bead. I used several colors and sizes of seed beads, some pinch beads, and some bronze freshwater pearls, and this is the result:

A peyote bail with a pinch bead ruffle acts as a slider for the lampwork focal.

This stunning, summery, beachy necklace is now available in my Etsy shop!


BackstoryBeads said...

Love how you mixed the pearls with the seed beads in the spiral rope - makes for an eye-catching combination. Wow - what a focal! I've never used pinch beads, but now I want some! I'm imagining tons of possibilities when they're woven into a design. How clever to use them in your bail!

Halinka said...

Beautiful pendant.It really reminds the weaves.Also the colors can tell something about the sandy beach.Nice focal-very much individual and artistic bead.
Lovely composition.
Warm Greets-Halinka