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!

2 comments:

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...

Hi:-)
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